Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
While Marcel Proust unleashed a flood of memories with one taste of a madeleine, Deborah B. Gewertz, Professor of Anthropology, explores the memories evoked by Ramen noodles in NPR listeners, Amherst students and (in stark contrast) Japanese and Papua New Guineans in this Family Weekend talk.
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.
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.
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.