Category: Community Events
Professor Sanderson describes cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness, and provide participants with practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being. Hear audio.
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
The Amherst Political Union (APU) welcomes former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau back to Amherst College. Morgenthau helped to found the APU almost 75 years ago. Now, after a career as one of the most iconic figures in law enforcement history, Morgenthau returns to Amherst for a conversation with Professor Lawrence Douglas.
Richard J. Davidson, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at U. Wisconson-Madison, presents an overview of studies conducted in the laboratory on neural changes associated with different forms of meditation. Distinctions are made between three major forms of meditation practice: Focused Attention, Open Monitoring and Positive Affect Training. Watch video.
Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, spoke on U.S.-Pakistani Relations and the Global Political Economy. Watch video.
What is the future of the Republican Party? Can our republic survive a two-party system? How can our leaders put politics aside and create an environment in Washington, D.C., that allows for bipartisanship and practical solutions to the serious issues we face? Watch video.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of On Our Own Ground: The Collected Works of William Apess, a Pequot, edited by Professor Barry O’Connell. Since the publication, Apess has emerged as “an intellectual beacon” for the 21st century, an indigenous intellectual and political visionary enabling scholars, students, tribal leaders and activists to envision strategies for revitalization, resistance and survival. Watch video of the symposium.
Category: Authors and Books
Category: President's Speeches
Biddy Martin spoke with alumni, families and friends on Saturday morning over Homecoming Weekend. This extended conversation was an opportunity to respond to recent events and, more broadly, to discuss student life at Amherst. Watch video.