Coming Full Circle

Robert Morgenthau ’41 Talks at Amherst

April 11, 2013

The Amherst Political Union (APU) welcomes former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau back to Amherst College. Morgenthau, alum of the Class of 1941, helped to found the APU almost 75 years ago. Now, after a career as one of the most iconic figures in law enforcement history, Morgenthau returns to Amherst for a conversation with Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Lawrence Douglas. They discuss crime, immigration, and Morgenthau’s life as a Navy officer, a New York gubernatorial candidate, and nine-time elected Manhattan DA.

Inaugural Amherst Political Union Debate

November 14, 2010

Visiting professor Andrew Bacevich, a retired U.S. army colonel, and Max Boot, senior fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, debated each other on the direction of post-9/11 U.S. national security policy for the inaugural event of the Amherst Political Union.

No Apathy Here

A Second Life for the Amherst Political Union

May 2, 2011

by Adam Gerchick ’13

Nearly 300 students and members of the faculty filled the pews of Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, for a debate on the constitutionality of the Obama health-care law’s requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance or face a stiff fine.

Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

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