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January 19th and 20th, 2012, Dr. Shusterman and the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture hosted a conference at Florida Atlantic University Entitled Mindful Body and Healing in the Arts. Click here for more information.

In December of 2010, Dr. Shusterman delivered a lecture at Lille University, France, on Somaesthetics.

In November of 2010, Dr. Shusterman was honored with a special award he received from the French government for his international academic achievements in innovative and transcultural research. The Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) is an Order of Chivalry of France to academics and educators. The order was originally created by Napoleon to honor eminent members of the University of Paris.

On April 4, 2009, Dr. Shusterman spoke on "Somaesthetics and Architecture: A Critical Option" as an invited lecturer at the   International Bauhaus Colloquium.

March 4, 2009, Dr. Shusterman presented "La perception des situations — entre qualité immédiate et pensée critique" at the Collège International de Philosophie.

March 2009, L'Objet de la critique littéraire , the French translation of The Object of Literary Criticism , was published in France by Questions Théoriques.

On May 10, 2008, Dr. Shusterman spoke on "Art and Religion" in Sweden. Information about the Moderna Museet, where Shusterman spoke, is available here.

On April 12, 2008, Dr. Shusterman was a speaker at "Symposium on Art, Music, & Embodiment" hosted by the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music.

During late March and early April 2008, Dr. Shusterman gave a special lecture at New York University and spoke as part of the graduate colloquium series at the City University of New York.

On March 8, 2008, Dr. Shusterman participated in "Between Politics and Aesthetics: Richard Shusterman's Pragmatism" at the University of Wroclaw in Poland.

Dr. Shusterman has published a new book titled, Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics . The book is available through Cambridge University Press and in January 2008.

The French Conscience du corps: Pour une soma-esthétique is available through its publisher, l'éclat. The book was translated by Nicolas Vieillescazes and published in 2007.

Dr. Shusterman has also edited a book on Aesthetic Experience with Adele Tomlin. The book is part of the Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy series and is available through Routledge and

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From 1998-2004, Dr. Shusterman conducted a series of Barnes and Noble Dialogues on the Square.