Special Seminars

Amherst College hosts various special colloquia and seminars that vary from year to year. Bruss SeminarsThe Bruss Seminar is part of the Bruss Memorial Program, established in memory of Professor Elizabeth Bruss. Under the program, a member of the faculty is appointed Bruss Reader for a term of two or three years, with the responsibility of addressing questions with regard to women as they emerge from existing disciplines and departments, and to promote curricular change and expansion to incorporate the study of women.

2008 Spring Colloquia

Submitted by Stephanie N. Brown

Reducing Global Poverty - April 2-3

Join NYU economics professor and former research economist at the World Bank William Easterly and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Columbia University economics professor and Amherst alumnus Joseph Stiglitz ‘64 to discuss and debate the importance of and strategies for “Reducing Global Poverty.”

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Amherst College Colloquium Series

The Amherst College Colloquium Series featured renowned speakers taking divergent positions, speaking on prominent social, political and global issues. Each colloquium included two days of lectures and culminated in a forum that was free and open to the public.