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Lewis Hoskins recalls a time when he was taken prisoner by a chinese soldier while providing humanitarian aid and his ability to find a common humanity and brotherliness with his captor that disarmed the fear and violence of the situation.

3. E-Waste

Aniket De, Muhammad Mustafa Monowar, Sara Mehnaz, Ishrat Jahan Prioti, From Medina to Malacca: The Spread of Sufism

Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.

Risana Malik, Rashna Munawar, Hiram Reynolds, Don Tran, Two Travelers and the Bay of Bengal

Interview conducted on 2/13/05 by Sam Stiegler at Oscar Greene's home in West Medford.

Lost Theaters of Somerville: Bob Hanon Interview

Clement Reicher recounts a short allegory he wrote as a child which formed the basis for his belief that love must be personal (not idea-driven) and unpossessive, in order to increase and lead ultimately to happiness.

Thelma Mills desribes her philosophy of social service, as well as her beliefs in the personality of Jesus Christ, God's eternal purpose for the universe, and her own role in living out that purpose by serving others.

George Sokolsky talks about his experience abroad and how the experience affected his philosophy of life, politics, and religion.

Pat O'Brien describes his belief in faith and prayer and the diginity of persons.

Roger Phillips, publisher of World Magazine, describes the faith and values he inherited from his family and explains the value and influence of a mate and examines the many elements that make up a persons heritage.

Henry Houghton describes his childhood experiences of visiting his grandparents' Quaker meetings, and how those experiences led to a belief in an inner voice which provides moral direction.

Tinfu Tsiang describes his belief that China and the West each have valuable cultural insight to offer the other, and that the way to world peace is to focus on ulitizing existing resources more efficiently and to preserve human freedom in one's home country.

Lord Oaksey emphasizes the importance of keeping one's values strong but simple so that they may remain solid, and also to be conscious of right and wrong, and also to be aware of opportunity or "luck," then concludes with a poem by Adam Lindsey Gordon.

William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"

Ruth Kingman describes the religious beliefs of her ancestors, and describes her own belief in college students, who provide her hope for the future.

Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"

Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Jonathan Spencer lecture entitled "Peeling the Onion of Conflict: Muslims (and Catholics and Buddhists and Others) in the Sri Lankan Civil War"

Interviewed in Oxford, United Kingdom by Kris Manjapra

Dr. Tim Harper, Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Lecture entitled "Singapore 1915 and the Birth of the Asian Underground"

Robert Kaplan, author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House 2010), in discussion with Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University).

Interviewed in Delhi, India by Kris Manjapra

Eric Tagliacozzo lecture entitled Hajj in the Time of Cholera: Pilgrim Ships and Contagion from Southeast Asia to the Red Sea

Willem van Schendel lecture entitled "Chittagong in Four Scenes: Spatial Moments at the Indian Ocean's Edge (1600-2010s)"

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra

33. Sunil Das