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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

artwork depicting the dragon princess

"Who Is the Dragon Princess?"

With Professor Ryūichi Abe, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Department of Art and the History of Art and the Hall Fund

Trans Artist Panel

As a part of the Feminist Education Series and Trans Empowerment Week, join us for a panel of transgender artists. They will be discussing art as a form of labor, transgender empowerment through art and much more! Come by for an amazing talk co-sponsored by SWAGS, Art and Art History, the Queer Resource Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

Purple, green and white image showing the name AMARTYA SEN above dialogue bubbles and a globe

Amartya Sen: "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"

Join us as Professor Stavans speaks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.

The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

The rise of populism worldwide today, personified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, is a fierce reaction to globalism policies of the past few decades. Anti-immigration movements in Europe and the United States; assaults on free speech; racial profiling; polarized politics; intolerance for gender, economic and linguistic diversity; the building of walls and the renegotiation of international trade treaties; the tension between rural and urban communities; and the questioning of the basic tenets of pluralism are some of the symptoms. Democracy itself might be at peril.

Amartya Sen (born Nov. 3, 1933, in Santiniketan, India) is an economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory and for his interest in the problems of society’s poorest members. Sen is best known for his work on the causes of famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real or perceived shortages of food.

Sen was educated at Presidency College in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He went on to study at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a B.A. (1955), an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1959). He taught economics at a number of universities in India and England, including the Universities of Jadavpur (1956–58) and Delhi (1963–71), the London School of Economics, the University of London (1971–77) and the University of Oxford (1977–88), before moving to Harvard University (1988–98), where he was professor of economics and philosophy. In 1998 he was appointed master of Trinity College, Cambridge—a position he held until 2004, when he returned to Harvard as Lamont University Professor.

This event is free and open to the public.

"Point/Counterpoint" is co-sponsored by NEPR’s In Contrast and by a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

Find more information about the other speakers in the series here.

Interviews with previous guests, and others, are available through Ilan Stavans' NEPR show In Contrast. Have a listen!

Event photograph featuring an outline of the island of Puerto Rico with the pattern of the Puerto Rican flag

The Common's Issue 16 Launch: "De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta" / "From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm"

Join The Common to celebrate our Fall Issue 16 Launch, featuring readings by contributors to our special portfolio of Puerto Rican writers, De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta / From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm. Writers Ana Teresa Toro, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, María José Giménez, Willie Perdomo and María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado will read and participate in a conversation moderated by The Common's Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker.

The conversation will be followed by a wine reception at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, so make sure to stop by!

Amherst Select Internship Program: Making Mammoth Plans

Internships? Off campus research? There are so many options out there for opportunities to pursue over the summer that will set you up for future professional success, but it is sometimes difficult to know which one to choose and how to secure it. If you’re a student ready to get started coming up with a plan to find the right summer experience for you, this is a must-attend workshop!

*This is a required workshop to join the Amherst Select Internship Program. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. You can email Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to be placed on a waitlist if all spots are filled.