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The University hosted Native American Indian Sovereignty: An Interdisciplinary
and Cross-Cultural Symposium on November 6 as part of Fostering Dialogue. David
Wilkins, a Lumbee representative and Professor of American Indian Studies at the
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, gave the keynote address. Ulrike Wiethaus
(Humanities) organized the event.
Hoda Hosseini, co-founder of the Broward County Institute for the Healing of
Racism in Florida, took part in a conference on diversity, The Destiny of America:
RACE-ing into the Twenty-first Century, on February 12. On February 19, the Stu-
dent Union sponsored a lecture by race-relations expert and author Daryl Davis,
“A  Black Man’s Odyssey into the Ku Klux Klan.” It focused on confronting prejudices,
overcoming fears, and forging peace with adversaries. The third annual Multicultural
Male Summit featured playwright James H. Chapmyn, performing his multimedia
“One Race, One People, One Peace” program on April 3.
Public and academic lecturers for the year were varied. Alex Vesely, who taught
Wake Forest graduate counseling students at Flow House, visited September 18–19
to speak on his grandfather “Viktor Frankl’s Legacy: Man’s (and Woman’s) Con-
tinued Search for Meaning” and lead a workshop on “Logotherapy: Helping Clients
Find Meaning in Their Lives.” On October 9, Emilie Townes, of the Union Theologi-
cal Seminary in New York, delivered “Legends are Memories Greater than Memo-
ries” as the Divinity School’s 2003 Margaret A. Steelman Lecture. Candace Bushnell,
author of the best-seller Sex and the City, spoke on “Sex and the City: An Honest
Look at Love and Relationships” on October 22 in the Benson Center. She discussed
her books, her life, and the rise of what she described as her “semi-famous” career.
The event was sponsored by the Student Union.
Donald C. Johanson, America’s best known paleoanthropologist, spoke on “The
Origin of Humankind: The View from Africa” in Wait Chapel on February 26. In
1974, he discovered the 3.18 million-year-old hominid skeleton popularly known as
Lucy, which had an extraordinary influence on contemporary understanding of early
hominid evolution. Physician, social activist, and clown Patch Adams presented “The
Joy of Caring,” a lecture on love and service, in Wait Chapel a few days later to raise
money for Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity and his own free hospital, The Gesund-
heit! Institute. The next month, on March 23, Orson Scott Card, best-selling author
of Ender’s Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, gave a free public lecture entitled
“On Science and Science Fiction.”
Thomas Keating, a Cistercian Trappist priest, monk, and former abbot, led a
program on “Prayer, Peace, and Dialogue,” sponsored by the Divinity School, on
April 5–6 in Wait Chapel. On April 5, the Department of Music hosted a lecture on
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess by Howard Pollack, author and Professor of Music
History at the University of Houston. It also co-sponsored the thirty-third annual
conference of the American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) on May 19–22 in
historic Old Salem.
Dennis W. Archer, President of the American Bar Association, spoke at the
Law School on “Challenges in the Future for the Legal Profession” on April 13.
The next day, the Student Union presented “Heads vs. Feds: The Great Debate.”
Steven Hager, former Editor-in-Chief of High Times magazine, and Robert Stut-
man, a twenty-five-year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
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