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Event Calendar

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Event poster featuring a photo of Kim Jong-un with Donald Trump, and a headshot of Monteiro

"Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation"

When do states like North Korea acquire nuclear weapons? What can counter-proliferators such as the U.S. really do to stop them? Professor Nuno Monteiro’s latest book, with Professor Alexandre Debs, leverages powerful theory and extensive historical research to analyze the impact of security concerns on the nuclear trajectory of 16 countries to gain insights on these timeless puzzles.

Nuno P. Monteiro is director of International Security Studies and associate professor of political science at Yale University. Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on international relations theory and security studies. He is the author of Theory of Unipolar Politics and Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation (with Alexandre Debs), published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 and 2017, respectively. His work has been printed in the Annual Review of Political Science, Critical Review, International Organization, International Security, International Theory and Perspectives on Politics; and his commentary has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest and Project Syndicate.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Stanton Foundation and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College.

Why Do Countries Acquire Nuclear Weapons?

When do states like North Korea acquire nuclear weapons? What can counter proliferators such as the U.S. really do to stop them? Professor Nuno Monteiro’s latest book, with Professor Alexandre Debs, leverages powerful theory and extensive historical research to analyze the impact of security concerns on the nuclear trajectory of sixteen countries to gain insights on these timeless puzzles.

Movie poster showing a fantastical image of a flock of ravens flying in front of a human figure. Several buildings, including the Kremlin, appear in the background.The left side of the image is tinged blue and gray, and the right is orange and gold.

Russian Film Screening: "Day Watch" (ДНЕВНОЙ ДОЗОР)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents Day Watch (ДНЕВНОЙ ДОЗОР), a 2006 film directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

Synopsis: A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

This movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 132 minutes.

Image of a black silhouette on a white background next to a reflected version that shows a white silhouette on a black background

Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art: Kunié Sugiura

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 - Pruyne Lecture Hall

Kunié Sugiura will give this annual lecture at Amherst this spring. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1967, she went to New York with two classmates and since then has been working and living there. As she herself states, “From the beginning I thought of photography as important [a] media as painting and sculpture. [I make] artworks using [the] concepts and process of photography.”

Her major exhibitions include:
Vision and Expression, Eastman Museum (1969)
Annual Exhibition of Painting, Whitney Museum (1972)
New Photography 13, MOMA, NY (1997)
For a New World to Come; Japan 1968-1979, MFA Houston and Grey Art NYU Gallery (2015)
Aspiring Experiments; 50 years in New York, Tokyo Photography and Art Museum (2018)

The Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art Fund, established in 1999 at Amherst College, provides support for an annual lecture by an artist, art writer or art critic on some aspect of contemporary art. The goal of the Rapaport Lectureship is to increase awareness and appreciation of contemporary art among students and the community. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A colorful event poster with the title "Awake"

"Awake"

Created by Lauren Thompson '19 and Benjamin Kissinger '20E, AWAKE is a multimedia work of installation art/experimental theater designed as an immersive, single-viewer experience. Drawing upon Buddhist teachings, philosophy, mathematics, the sciences and narrative, AWAKE is an exploration of the self and how we understand our place in the world told through light, sound, projections and space.

Limited reservations are available for one individual at a time, April 3 through 7. Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed. AWAKE runs at 25 minutes per showing. Follow the link below to view reservations.

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.

A Pressing Conference

Against Doom - an exhibition by artist-in-residence Macon Reed

until Apr 5 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and from noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, April 5.