Talks by Honorary Degree Recipients, Commencement Weekend 2017
Read about Amherst’s honorees in our news story.
“The People to Come”
Yanira Castro Negroni ’93, an innovative interdisciplinary artist who has been making work in New York for 20 years.
“Science and the Fight Against Poverty”
Esther Duflo, professor of poverty alleviation and development economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
“Brave-ish New World: A Practical Roadmap for Bringing the Benefits of 21st-Century Cancer Science to Everyone”
Barrett J. Rollins ’74, chief scientific officer and faculty dean for academic affairs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. See the PowerPoint file (18MB) from Dr. Rollins’ presentation.
“When Prophecy Fails: Implications for the Future”
Peter J. Rubinstein ’64, director of Jewish community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92Y in New York.