Dueling: Deadly, Perhaps, But Hardly Irrational

April 9, 2010

Dueling may seem to be the ultimate irrational act, whether pistols at 20 paces or a swashbuckling sword fight at much closer quarters. But an AmherstCollege professor believes that duels were dangerous games that participants played for very rational reasons having to do with creditworthiness, honor and maintaining one’s social standing.

Risky Business

Another Reason to Clear the Air

Consuming Happiness

Daniel Barbezat talks money and happiness.

Interview by Peter Rooney

Air Rage

2001 Nobel Economics Laureate To Speak Oct. 17

October 10, 2001 Director of Media Relations

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64

Joseph E. Stiglitz, the John J. McCloy '16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College and professor of economics at the graduate schools of both business and international relations at Columbia University, has delivered three lectures at Amherst College: "Globalization and Its Discontents," on March 1, 2002, "Information Economics: A New Paradigm," on Feb. 28, 2002, and "A Tale of Two Countries: Russia and China's Transition to a Market Economy" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001.

Journalist James Fahn To Speak about "A Land on Fire" at Amherst College Oct. 16

October 7, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417