Contemporary Issues of American Empire- January 21, 7:30pm

Boston University Professor Andrew Bacevich and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ronald Steel explored the forces shaping American foreign policy and the responses it evoked abroad and at home. Moderated by Cullen Murphy '74, Editor at Large, Vanity Fair.

The Public Discourse of Immigration in the United States- January 23, 7:00pm

Richard Rodriguez, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and master of the "personal essay" and Victor Hanson, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and PeaceĀ  addressed the issue of immigration. Moderated by Assistant Professor of American Studies and Sociology and Faculty Co-coordinator Carleen Basler.

Should No Child be Left Behind?- January 27, 7:00pm

Public Education Network President and Founder Wendy Puriefoy and education policy expert William Howell were joined by Jere Hochman, Superintendent of Amherst Regional Public Schools and Michael Morris '00 , 5th and 6th grade teacher at Fort River School, to discuss issues of school choice and educational access. Moderated by Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies and Faculty Co-Coordinator Hilary Moss.