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.

Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

Inside Politics

By Katie Bacon ’93 Back when Mitt Romney was still a contender and superdelegate was not yet a household word, four big names in punditry came to Amherst to lead Interterm Colloquia—mini-courses and public talks—on politics and the presidential race.

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.”

view confirmed schedule here

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.

There were three colloquia during the 2008-09 school year:

October—The Ethical Use of Biotechnology: Science and Ethics in Animal Research and Perfecting Humans

Colloquia and Seminars

Amherst College hosts a number of special colloquia and seminars that enhance the intellectual life of the college. Some involve invited participants, and many offer programming that is open to the wider college community and the public.

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

General Colloquia16. The American Political Tradition: Ideas and Institutions. This course will study the theoretical ideas that informed the creation and development of America’s political system and consider some of the major contemporary challenges to the maintenance of American democracy.