“Paradoxes of Globalization: Forest Loss and Forest Recovery in Latin America” at Amherst College Feb. 27

Historian Walter Johnson To Speak on “The Negro Fever” March 8 at Amherst College

Former Amherst College Professor Jamal J. Elias to Discuss the Pope and Islam on March 8

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso at Amherst College March 5

February 12, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso will present a lecture on “Environment, Development and Democracy: Challenges for Brazil,” at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund and the Office of the President at Amherst College, the talk and panel are free and open to the public.

Political Journalist Joe Klein To Speak at Amherst College March 1

February 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Political journalist Joe Klein will speak about “War in Iraq and the U.S. Presidential Election” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Klein’s talk is free and open to the public.

Guatemalan Indian Activist Rigoberta Menchú to Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 2, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan Indian leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate, will give a talk on “Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Amherst’s Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund.

Howard Gardner, Theorist of Multiple Intelligences, To Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 14, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, will speak on “What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, Gardner’s talk is free and open to the public.

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona To Speak on Public Health April 1 at Amherst College

Amherst College Anthropologist Deborah Gewertz To Give Foster Lecture at Southern Methodist University

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, will give the 8th annual George and Mary Foster Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Monday, April 9. Gewertz will discuss “Excusing the Haves and Blaming the Have-Nots in Jared Diamond’s Histories.”

Writer Alicia Alarcón To Speak at Amherst College April 11

March 28, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Author and broadcast correspondent Alicia Alarcón will give a talk titled “I Write for Changes” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, the lecture will be in English and is free and open to the public.

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