Former N.J. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and Environmentalist Bill McKibben to Discuss “Containing Carbon: Markets, Morals and Mobilization” at Amherst College Feb. 4

January 14, 2008   

AMHERST, Mass.—Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Bill McKibben, environmentalist and writer, will participate in a discussion titled “Containing Carbon: Markets, Morals and Mobilization” at a forum at Amherst College on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Education Experts Jay Greene and Jennifer Hochschild to Discuss the Needs of Public Schools at Amherst College Jan. 21

January 12, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass.—Jay P. Greene, endowed chair and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, and Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will participate in a discussion titled “What Do Our Public Schools Need?” at a forum at Amherst College Wednesday, January 21.

Experts Explore “The Ethical Use of Biotechnology” at Amherst College

October 17, 2008

AMHERST, Mass.—Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, and Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, opened the 2008-09 Amherst College Colloquium Series (ACCS) with a lecture titled “The Ethical Use of Biotechnology: Debating the Science of Perfecting Humans” on Friday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. The talk, which took place in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst’s Converse Hall, was free and open to the public.

About Colloquia

Amherst College will further enrich students' experiences this year by offering the Amherst College Colloquium Series. ACCS features renowned speakers taking divergent positions, speaking on prominent social, political and global issues. Each colloquium includes two days of lectures with the speakers and culminates in an open-forum that is free and open to the general public.

Current Colloquia

Wesley Clark, Andrew J. Bacevich and Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64 and William Easterly

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Joseph Stiglitz '64 (right) and William Easterly discuss global poverty at Amherst College on Thursday, April 3.
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Former General Wesley Clark and Andrew J. Bacevich to Discuss “Reinstating the National Draft” at Amherst College April 5

Submitted by Emanuel Costache

March 24, 2008
Contact: Emanuel Costache '09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321
Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

413/542-8417

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Economists Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 and William Easterly to Discuss “Reducing Global Poverty” at Amherst College April 3

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March 24, 2008 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

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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