The Amherst College Colloquium Series featured renowned speakers taking divergent positions, speaking on prominent social, political and global issues. Each colloquium included two days of lectures and culminated in a forum that was free and open to the public.

There were three colloquia during the 2008-09 school year:

October—The Ethical Use of Biotechnology: Science and Ethics in Animal Research and Perfecting Humans

January—Public Education, What Do Our Public Schools Need?

February—Containing Carbon:  Markets, Morals and Mobilization