U of Michigan Historian to Discuss Re-Enslavement and the Haitian Revolution at Amherst College Oct. 4

Submitted on Thursday, 9/27/2012, at 10:27 AM

September 27, 2012                                      

AMHERST, Mass. – Rebecca J. Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “’She Had Always Enjoyed Her Freedom’: Re-Enslavement and the Law in the Era of the Haitian Revolution,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

War Crimes Expert Predrag Dojcinovic to Speak at Amherst College April 10

Submitted on Monday, 4/2/2012, at 11:55 AM

April 2, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—War crimes expert Predrag Dojcinovic, of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), will discuss “History and Politics in Evidence: The Shifting Status of Grand Narratives in War Crimes Trials and the International Law” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Australian National University Philosopher to Discuss “Blaise and Bayes” at Amherst College March 29

Submitted on Thursday, 3/22/2012, at 12:01 PM

March 22, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Alan Hájek, a philosophy professor at Australian National University (ANU), will discuss “Blaise and Bayes” in a talk at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the final event in the 2011–2012 Forry and Micken Lecture Series.

University of Toronto Philosopher to Discuss “Probability and Nature’s Design” at Amherst College December 8

Submitted on Thursday, 11/17/2011, at 3:31 PM

November 17, 2011                     

AMHERST, Mass. — Jonathan Weisberg, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, will visit Amherst College on Thursday, Dec. 8, to deliver a lecture titled “Probability and Nature’s Design.”

Acclaimed Foreign Policy Commentator/Journalist Mark Danner to Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30

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November 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Mark Danner, an acclaimed commentator on politics and foreign policy, will speak on “Terror, Torture, Obama and Us: Trapped in a Forever War?” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

NYU Philosopher Sharon Street to Discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief” at Amherst College Oct. 14

September 23, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, Sharon Street, New York University philosophy professor and member of Amherst’s Class of 1995, will discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief.”

University of Texas Philosopher Anna Sara Malmgren to Discuss “Warrant Preservation and Testimony” at Amherst College March 25

March 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor Anna Sara Malmgren will present the final lecture in the 2009-2010 Forry Lecture Series on “The Philosophy and Science of Testimony.”

Hungarian Writer, Journalist and Human Rights Advocate Miklós Haraszti to Speak at Amherst College Feb. 17

February 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.–Miklós Haraszti, author, journalist, human rights advocate and university professor, will give a lecture titled “Twenty Years After the Change: The State of Freedom of the Press in Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Students Present Documentary Musical Ethnographies of Pioneer Valley Soundscapes on Dec. 10

November 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
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413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass.—Students in the Pioneer Valley Soundscapes course taught by AmherstCollege music professor Jeffers Engelhardt will present their documentary musical ethnographies on Thursday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather Hall.

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