Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaks in Johnson Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 8.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke in Johnson Chapel as part of a series of events celebrating the opening of the new Center for Community Engagement.

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The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Interfaith Service Celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., February 9, 2007

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The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Speaks in Johnson Chapel on Feb. 9, 2007.

The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, led the annual interfaith service in celebration of the life of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The service included music performed by Amherst College students, readings from King’s writings and an address by Wright, known as a stirring speaker.

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Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton, “Dealing with Rogue States After Iraq”

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Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton speaks at Amherst College on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.
Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton delivered a lecture titled “Dealing with Rogue States After Iraq” at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall on Monday, Dec. 3. Sponsored by the Committee for the American Founding, the talk was free and open to the public.
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Paul Rice, "Harnessing Markets for Social Change: The Case for Fair Trade"

Paul Rice, founding president and CEO of TransFair USA, the only Fair Trade certification organization in the United States today, delivered a lecture titled “Harnessing Markets for Social Change: The Case for Fair Trade” at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College.

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CCE Director Molly Mead, "A Culture of Engagement"

On Friday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Molly Mead, the new director of the Center for Community Engagement, discussed the vision of the center and the ways Amherst College will be a national leader in the community engagement movement.

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Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, The Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America presented a series of events. Hear audio from selected talks by clicking on the links below.

Friday, October 26

Paul Smith, Jenner & Block and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society
audio"The 14th Amendment's Guarantee of Equal Citizenship and What it Tells us About the Current Controversies Over Benign Racial Categories and Same-Sex Marriage"
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William Galston, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
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Saturday, October 27

Lucas Guttentag, Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
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Maria Echaveste, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley and former Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton
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Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends

On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115), Amherst College honored the life and career of one of America’s most important historians and teachers with a symposium on “Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends.” Featuring prominent historians, lawyers and others who knew Commager well, the event marks the end of a year-long special project by the Amherst College Library’s Archives and Special Collections to arrange and describe Commager’s papers, making them available for the public.

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The Oct. 27 Amherst College symposium featured:

  • William Alford ’70, the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, vice dean for the graduate program and international legal studies, and director of East Asian legal studies at Harvard University. He will give an intellectual portrait of Commager.
  • Hugh Hawkins, the Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus at Amherst College. He will discuss Commager as colleague.
  • Robert W. Hawkins ’71, a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of Hunton & Williams and a specialist in international commercial arbitration. He will reflect on Commager as mentor.
  • Milton Cantor, professor of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He will discuss Commager and McCarthyism.
  • Mary Powlesland Commager, Latin American historian and Commager’s widow.

Kenneth Roth, “Why the Current Approach to Fighting Terrorism is Making Us Less Safe”

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Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, speaks in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.

Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, critiqued the United States’ counterterrorism efforts in a lecture at Amherst College Tuesday, Oct. 23. His talk, titled “Why the Current Approach to Fighting Terrorism is Making Us Less Safe,” took place at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of Fayerweather Hall).

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Prof. James E. Ostendarp Bronze Plaque Memorial

At Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, Sean Clancy '78, Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx and Evan Maurer '66 spoke about Professor Emeritus James E. Ostendarp and unveiled the bronze plaque made in his honor. The relief is installed on a four-ton Chelmsford Grey Granite boulder near the home team bleachers at Pratt Field.

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Professor Catherine Sanderson, Slow and Steady Parenting

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Catherine Sanderson, associate professor of psychology, discussed her groundbreaking new book for parents, teaching that following the quick-fix, “whatever works now” parenting solutions proposed by many other books may lead to a lack of independence and self-confidence in a child. The book offers helpful advice for dealing with everyday parenting situations, decreasing parent-child struggles and enhancing children’s physical and psychological well-being. Based on the principle that “slow and steady wins the race,” this is a manual for raising children in today’s world of immediate gratification.

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