Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
In this Amherst Today program, professors N. Gordon Levin and Pavel Machala discuss Obama’s foreign policy, centering on Israel/Palestine, Iran, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Russia, China, and the world economy. Watch video.
In this Amherst Today program, Professor of Political Science William Taubman discusses relations between the U.S and Russia before, during and after the Cold War so as to discern the forces that facilitate and limit better relations. Watch video.
In this Amherst Today program, Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, examines Anglo-American relations and asks of the rapprochement: Was it Predictable? Is it Sustainable? Does it Matter? Watch video.
Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz '64 and Robert Johnson of the Institute for New Economic Thinking discussed “Changing the Paradigm: The Challenge to the Economics Profession in the Aftermath of the Crisis and the Role of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.” Watch video.
Join alumni and friends for this Telephone Lecture by Richard Goldsby, the Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology at Amherst College. Hear audio.
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
Kate Orkin, a doctoral candidate and Rhodes Scholar at the Department of International Development at Oxford University, examines abolitionist vs. regulatory approaches to child work. Hear audio.
Georgia Harper, a lawyer turned librarian and widely recognized scholar on U.S. copyright law, talks about the degree to which copyright law (particularly copyright and the academy) has diverged from or remained true to Article 8 in the U.S. Constitution.
Category: Authors and Books
Ted Conover ’80 and Cullen Murphy ’74 discuss how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back. Hear audio.
According to David Kirkpatrick ’75, Facebook is “a global phenomenon of a type we’ve almost never seen before,” with over 500 million users worldwide and more signing up every day. Kirkpatrick discusses the “Facebook effect” with classmate and journalist Jim Kennedy ’75.