Adult Education presents: Pictures are Words: Sacred Images East and West Professor William Hood
Sunday June 5
By Guillaume Malle
Although "icon" is a common word today, its meaning is generally restricted to technological or marketing contexts. But until recently the word described a sacred image associated with Orthodox Christianity. This talk will address the difference between the Western and Eastern Christian understanding of sacred images.
William Hood is a world renowned art historian. From 1974 to 2007, Professor Hood taught at Oberlin College, where he held the endowed Mildred C. Jay professorship in art history. He is currently teaching art history seminars at the New York University's Institute of Fine Arts where he completed his doctoral studies. Professor Hood's research interests center around Italian Renaissance art, as well as the art of 17th and 18th century France, Italy, and Spain. He has published on a variety of subjects in Renaissance and Baroque art. His most famous publication is the award-winning Fra Angelico at San Marco.
From Harm to Home, Rosalind Montanez, International Rescue Committee
Sunday June 12
By Guillaume Malle
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Rosalind Montanez currently covers ten countries in Africa as Program Manager for the Horn & East Africa Region at the International Rescue Committee. Rosalind will discuss the role of religion in her work.
After graduating from Yale, Rosalind Montanez worked at Chase Manhattan Bank as a credit analyst in the Not-For-Profit group, but not long after she found her true calling in humanitarianism and went to work for Africare in Washington, DC as the Program Manager for Central Africa. She was soon promoted to be the second in command of the Africare Office in Rwanda, focusing on a local governance initiative project funded by USAID that helped set up the mayoral level of government after the war and genocide. Rosalind went on to attend the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government where she double majored in International Security Policy & Political Economy and Negotiations. Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee, Rosalind was a diplomat under the Presidential Management Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State based in Washington, DC, where she was the Burundi Desk Officer, worked in crisis management for Secretary Condoleezza Rice's operations center covering Europe, and was a China Desk Officer as well.