Robert Jay Lifton, "Americans as Survivors—Vietnam and Iraq": Lecture and Panel Discussion, November 9 and 10, 2004

Robert Jay Lifton spoke on "Americans as Survivors—Vietnam and Iraq" on Nov. 9, 2004. The following day, Anthony W. Marx, Amherst College president, and Gerald Fink '62, founding member of the Whitehead Institute and American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics at MIT, joined Lifton for a discussion of national security and academic freedom.

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.

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64

Joseph E. Stiglitz, the John J. McCloy '16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College and professor of economics at the graduate schools of both business and international relations at Columbia University, has delivered three lectures at Amherst College: "Globalization and Its Discontents," on March 1, 2002, "Information Economics: A New Paradigm," on Feb. 28, 2002, and "A Tale of Two Countries: Russia and China's Transition to a Market Economy" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001.

James Merrill: A Celebration of his Collected Poems, April 12, 2001

Richard Wilbur
Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur
On April 12, an extraordinary gathering of friends and admirers of poet James Merrill met in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College to celebrate the publication of his Collected Poems.