Conversations with Honored Guests

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, five honorary degree recipients spoke at Amherst. Listen to audio below.

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“Education and Ethics: The Cornerstones of a Successful Career.” A talk by Sheila C. Bair, senior advisor to The Pew Charitable Trusts and chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2006 until 2011.

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Martin Duberman

“Is the Gay-Rights Movement Headed in the Right Direction?” A talk by Martin Duberman, playwright, historian and gay-rights activist and a professor emeritus of history at both Herbert Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he founded the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies.

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“The Endless Possibilities of Undergraduate Research.” A talk by David K. Lewis ’64, Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College and winner of the American Chemical Society’s 2012 Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution.

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“Reflections on My Amherst Education.”
A talk by Ulric St. C. Haynes Jr. ’52, the United States Ambassador to Algeria from 1977 to 1981 and one of the negotiators during the hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Iran. Haynes is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Central Florida.

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“Reflections from a New Librarian.” A talk by Anthony W. Marx, the 18th president of Amherst College from 2003 to 2011 and current president and CEO of the New York Public Library.

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