significant progress. Undoubtedly, his administration and its policies will leave a lasting
effect on his country and its citizens. However, the impact of these changes will not be
solely confined to Mexico, and many of them, such as changes in economic, drug,
environmental, and immigration policies, will greatly affect the United States.
Edward J. Williams is a professor of political science at the University of Arizona and an
expert in the study of border relations. Since receiving his doctorate from John Hopkins
University in 1964, Williams has served as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at El Colegio de
Mexico and a Fulbright Senior Scholar with the Viadrina European University on the
German/Polish border. He has been a visiting research scholar with the Strategic Studies
Institute of the U.S. Army War College and a consultant with the U.S. State, Defense, and
Labor Departments. Williams has written eight books or monographs on his studies and
has contributed to numerous professional journals.
Since 1998, Williams has served as past-president and executive secretary of the Association for Borderlands Studies; as a member of a National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office of North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation; and as the vice president and program chair of the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations.
Professor Williams is the final speaker in the Athenaeum series on Election 2001 in Mexico.
literature. Her landmark book Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Elliott and 19th Century Fiction (1985) demonstrates how Darwin
overturned fundamental cultural assumptions by revising stories that he inherited from
writers as diverse as Lucretius, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth. She also reveals how
major English novelists such as George Eliot and Thomas Hardy pursued and resisted
the implications of Darwin's narratives, and how the stories he produced about natural
selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture. Beer's Open Fields:
Science in Cultural Encounter (1996) addresses these and similar questions
about the relations of science and literature, encompassing not only Darwin but
Helmholz, Kelvin, Frazer, Tyndall, and Hopkins.
Dame Beer is King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University and President of Clare Hall, the graduate college. Her previous books include Arguing with the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney (1989), Forging the Missing Link: Interdisciplinary Stories (1993), and Virginia Woolf the Common Ground: Essays by Gillian Beer (1997). She has also been chair of the Booker Prize Committee.
Professor Beer joins us as Podlich Distinguished Fellow from March 23 until April 18. She will be joined by her husband, Professor John Beer, also of Cambridge University, a distinguished scholar of English romantic literature.
MARK MASTERS, conductor, American Jazz Institute Big Band
SCOTT ENGLEBRIGHT, LES LOVITT, KYE PALMER, RON STOUT, trumpet
DANNY HOUSE, RAY REED, BRIAN WILLIAMS, JERRY PINTER, woodwind
LES BENEDICT, DAVE WOODLEY, BOB MCCHESNEY, PETE BROCKMAN, trombone
MILCHO LEVIEW, piano
PUTTER SMITH, bass
RANDY DRAKE, drums
In addition to his career as a performer, John La Porta has taught during six decades, most notably at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is the author of numerous educational texts.
A highlight of his performing and recording career was as clarinet soloist in Igor Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto (1946) recorded for the Everest record label. La Porta participated in the 1957 Brandeis Music Festival, an important event in the development of the "Third Stream," a school of thought bringing the classical and jazz worlds together musically. John La Porta has recorded with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Ray Brown, Lennie Tristano, Buddy Rich, Fats Navarro, and many others.
Please join us for an evening of jazz at the Athenaeum, featuring John La Porta and The American Jazz Institute Big Band.
John Beer is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written Coleridge the Visionary (1959); The Achievement of E.M. Forster (1963); Blake's Humanism (1968); Blake's Visionary Universe (1969); Wordsworth and the Human Heart (1979), Wordsworth in Time (1979); Coleridge's Variety: Bicentenary Studies (ed.) (1974); Coleridge's Poetic Intelligence (1977); and Romantic Influences: Contemporary-Victorian-Modern (1994). Professor Beer has also edited Coleridge's Aids to Reflection (Collected Coleridge) (1993) and his Poems (1993).
While their study makes clear that there is no one way to apply feminist methodology in classroom teaching, the in-depth examples illustrate how feminist teachers share a commitment to bringing a multiplicity of voices into play in the construction of knowledge. A new edition of The Feminist Classroom will be out this month with updated information, a major chapter on the role of race, and additional material on the present context of American higher education. Tetreault will speak on the book's findings and on the unacknowledged role of privilege within the classroom.
Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University. She is the author of Women in America: Half of History (1978).
This luncheon is cosponsored by the CMC Teaching Resource Center as part of the TRC Reading Group on Feminist and Alternative Pedagogy. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.; the lecture begins at 12:15 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided by Chef Sid and music by CMC pianist Jason Flatley '03.
Disquieting though Higgs's arguments may be, no less an authority than Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchannan has praised Crisis and Leviathan as "important" and "powerful," while American Spectator editor R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. has said "I can think of no more important reading than Mr. Higgs's book, aside from the Constitution itself." Come decide for yourself as Professor Higgs delivers the last of four lectures in the series How the West Grew Rich, sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
Robert Higgs is president of R H Research, Inc., and the editor of The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. Since earning his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, he has taught economics, economic history, and political economy at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, and Seattle University. From 1994 to 1997 he served as research director for the Independent Institute, where he remains Senior Fellow in Political Economy. His more than 100 articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of professional journals as well as in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. Besides Crisis and Leviathan, his books include The Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914 (1971) and Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American Economy (1976).
Hadley Arkes, who called Crisis of the House Divided "the best book ever written on Lincoln," found its sequel "a sublime work, advancing and deepening the first." James L. Swanson, writing in the Chicago Tribune, proclaimed A New Birth of Freedom "a tour de force: an unabashed but scholarly celebration of Lincoln, liberty and equality." The Washington Times called the book "a stunning work of scholarship and erudition." And James M. McPherson, perhaps the greatest living scholar of the Civil War, concluded, "every student of Lincoln needs to read and ponder this book."
Professor Jaffa will deliver a lecture drawn from A New Birth of Freedom at the Athenaeum. Following the talk, Jaffa will be honored for a lifetime of scholarship with the Appleby Prize, named after Carlton R. Appleby, a supporter of the Henry Salvatori Center.
Harry Jaffa's appearance at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center.
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Michael Ondaatje, a Sri Lanka native and now a Canadian citizen, fuses jazz rhythms, film montage techniques and profoundly beautiful language into his own unique writing style.
In his landmark novel, The English Patient, later made into the Academy Award-winning film, Ondaatje explores the history of people history does not explore,
intersecting four diverse lives at the end of World War II. Published in 1992, The English Patient received the British Commonwealth's highest honor-the Booker Prize- the first and only such award for a Canadian. The English Patient is now available in 32 countries and in 30 languages. His other novels include Coming Through the The Slaughter (1976), about the American jazzman Buddy Bolden, which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1976, Running in the Family (1982) and In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel (1997).
Although best known as a novelist, Ondaatje's work encompasses memoir, poetry, and film. In fact his career began as a poet with The Dainty Monsters (1967). He has since published nine other books of poetry, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1970), There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do (1980), both of which won the Governor General's Award, and The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (1991. Handwriting (1999), his most recent work, and the first since The English Patient, is a collection of poetry that resonates with images of life in his native Sri Lanka.
The dinner with Michael Ondaatje is open to CMC persons only. The talk is open to all; seating is limited.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2001 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2001 6:00 p.m.
Four couples are at the townhouse of a deputy New York City Mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The parry never begins because the host has shot himself in the head-it's only a flesh wound-and his wife is missing. His lawyer decides on a cover-up, which gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed trying to sort things out.
The cast: Gina Banks '03, Drew Bloomingdale '02, Megan Brotherton '04, Christiana Dominguez '01, Dan Guerra '02, Rebecca Hermanowicz '03, Ahmar Iqbal '03, Navid Mehrjou '03, Justin Shiroff '02, and Brad Wease '01.
The play will last two hours, and does contain adult language-which is all the more reason for you to come and cheer on your classmates! The annual Dinner Theater is brought to you by Under the Lights, ASCMC, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff -NO CHARGE
Community guests -$13.50 per person
Seating will be festival style and is limited. Sign up as soon as possible, circling your first, second, and third choice of date. You will be contacted if your first choice reservation date is unavailable.
Charles Goodhart will draw on his experience with the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee and discuss the role of the central bank in maintaining price stability and, if necessary, in warding off deflation. His lecture will also include a discussion about inflation-targeting by the Bank of England and the central bank.
Charles Goodhart is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics. Before joining the LSE in 1985, he worked at the Bank of England for 17 years as a monetary adviser, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980. In 1997 he was appointed one of the outside independent members of the Bank of England's new Monetary Policy Committee until May 2000.
Along with numerous articles, Goodhart has written books on monetary history and a graduate monetary textbook entitled Money, Information and Uncertainty (1973). He has also published two collections of papers on monetary policy, Monetary Theory and Practice (1984) and The Central Bank and The Financial System (1995), and an institutional study of The Evolution of Central Banks (1988).
Professor Goodhart presents the annual McKenna Lecture on International Trade and Economics established by founding trustee, Donald McKenna, and is the keynote speaker for the Claremont Conference on Deflation at CMC, April 26-28. For conference information please contact Richard Burdekin (909-607-2884) or consult www.econ.academic.claremontmckenna.edu.
Thursday April 26, 2001
Presentation by Charles Goodhart at the Athenaeum, with dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 27, 2001
SESSION ON THE LESSONS OF DEFLATION, 9:30-12:00 (Founders Room); Chair: Sven Arndt (CMC)
Presenters: Charles Goodhart (LSE) and Boris Hofmann* (ZEI Bonn) "Deflation, Credit and Asset Prices"; Larry Neal* (University of Illinois) "How the First Global Capital Market Coped with Deflation"; Hugh Rockoff* (Rutgers) "Regional Effects of the Great Crash"; Richard Burdekin (CMC) and Pierre Siklos* (WLU) "Fears of Deflation Then and Now"
Discussants: Michael Melvin (Arizona State University); Aris Protopapadakis (USC); Kerry Odell (Scripps); Tom Mayer (University of California, Davis)
LUNCHEON (at the Athenaeum), 12:15-1:45
SESSION ON CROSS-NATIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH DEFLATION, 2:00-4:00; (Founders Room); Chair: Patricia Dillon (Scripps)
Presenters: Angela Redish* (UBC and Bank of Canada) and Michael Bordo (Rutgers) "Canadian Deflations and the Twisting Aggregate Supply Curve"; Michele Fratianni* (Indiana University) and Franco Spinelli (University degli studi di Brescia) "The Italian Deflation of the Thirties and Real Exchange Rate Appreciations"; Klas Fregert* (Lund) and Lars Jonung* (Stockholm School of Economics and European Union) "Deflation and Wage Adjustment: Sweden 1920-23 and 1930-33"
Discussants: Manfred Keil (CMC); Marc Weidenmier (CMC); Michael Hutchison (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Wine and Cheese, 4:00-5:00
Dinner, 6 p.m.
Saturday April 28, 2001
Informal panel discussion for presenters and interested faculty and students, 10-12 (Founders Room: Boxed Lunch Provided)
* indicates presenter