COVID Conversations

In the spring of 2020, Amherst convened a series of live-streamed conversations addressing different facets of the pandemic’s impact. Esteemed alumni experts and friends of the College shared their insights and answered questions concerning this cataclysmic event and its ramifications for our society and ourselves.

This series was sponsored by the President’s Office and funded by the Croxton Lecture Fund.

A Conversation with Arthur Brooks, hosted by the Reverend Phillip A. Jackson ’85

May 4, 2020

Arthur C. Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School in conversation with Trustee Phil Jackson ’85, Priest-in-Charge and Vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street in NYC.

A Conversation with Zeke Emanuel ’79, hosted by President Biddy Martin

May 7, 2020

Oncologist and bioethicist Zeke Emanuel ’79, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress joins President Biddy Martin.

A Conversation with Harold Varmus ’61 & David Kessler ’73, hosted by Shirley Tilghman H’08

April 30, 2020

Nobel Prize-winner Harold Varmus ’61 joins Trustee Emeritus David Kessler ’73, for a discussion hosted by trustee Shirley Tilghman H’08.

A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz ’64 H’74, hosted by David Novak ’91

April 28, 2020

Trustee Emeritus Joseph Stiglitz ’64 H’74, Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor of economics at Columbia University, talks with private equity executive and Amherst trustee David Novak ’91.