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.

Steven Pinker to Speak on Language and Human Nature at Amherst College Nov. 10

October 29, 2008

AMHERST, Mass.—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will discuss “Language as a Window into Human Nature” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall. Sponsored by Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, the talk is free and open to the public.

Philip Bennett, Top Washington Post Editor, Discusses the Presidential Race at Amherst College Oct. 1

September 12, 2008    

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AMHERST, Mass. – Philip Bennett, managing editor of The Washington Post, will discuss “The Presidential Race: What’s the Story?” as well as his paper’s coverage of the 2008 campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Bennett’s talk is free and open to the public.

Yale Scholar to Discuss American Presidential Elections at Amherst College Feb. 26

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Simon Schama, "Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence," April 25, 2007

Simon Schama
Simon Schama speaks in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Historian Simon Schama gave a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the

Harold Varmus '61, "The Future of Science in the 21st Century," April 16, 2007

Harold Varmus '61
Harold Varmus '61 speaks in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College on Monday, April 16, 2007.

Howard Gardner, "What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?," March 29, 2007

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner speaks in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, spoke on “What Does Co

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, "Environment, Development and Democracy," March 5, 2007

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso speaks to a full Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College on Monday, March 5, 2007.

Former Brazilian

William Kristol and Joseph S. Nye, "America in the World: Hard vs. Soft Power," October 27, 2004

William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, and Joseph S. Nye of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University spoke on "America in the World: Hard vs. Soft Power," in a free public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room at Converse Hall at Amherst College. The Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund and the Office of the President at Amherst sponsored this lecture, which was moderated by Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx.

Critic and Director Robert Brustein ’47 To Speak at Amherst College March 31

March 16, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Drama critic, essayist and director Robert Brustein will speak on “Territorial Art: The Politics of Adaptation” at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in Holden Theater at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Brustein’s talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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