CRAIG HANDY, saxophone
SHERMAN FERGUSON, drums
DANNY GRISSETT, piano
Says Ray Drummond, "For me, jazz is a calling. Its a mission. Jazz is a language. It's got its vocabulary, its punctuation." Ray Drummond's musical language is a part of over 100 jazz albums and has been heard in major jazz venues the world over. His most recent album, "One, Two, Three, Four" featuring solo, duos, trios, and quartet arrangements was released in 1999. Gene Santoro, writing for the Daily News, wrote that "Drummond create[s] elastic rhythmic textures that (keep) the soloists sharp and the crowd's feet tapping. It's the kind of effect that everyone feels but only musicians hear."
A superb bassist, Drummond is also well known as a composer, conductor, producer, and instructor. Of his composing he explains, "My writing comes from a couple of streams. It's as if they're two separate types of music that on the surface don't appear complementary: neo-bop and a percussive Africanized style." He has taught at music schools all over the world, including the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Berklee School of Music, the University of Massachusetts, and the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland. Currently he is a Professor at the Institute for Music and the Performing Arts at the Institute for Music and the Performing Arts at the California State University at Monterey Bay.
He is author of several books, including Real-World Intelligence: Organized Information for Executives (1988), The War Against Progress (1980), and Hard Thinking: The Fusion of Politics and Science (1993). Meyer's essays have been published in newspapers and journals nationwide, including a piece entitled, "The CIA Must Learn to Play Offense," which was published on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page shortly after the September 11 attacks.
Currently, Mr. Meyer is founder and president of Real-World Intelligence Inc., a company that is the world's leading designer of intelligence systems for businesses. Herbert Meyer is also the proud father of CMC senior and former Athenaeum Fellow, Tom Meyer.
Robert Audi writes and teaches in the fields of ethics, theoretical and applied; epistemology, including moral and religious epistemology; and the areas of philosophy of mind and action related to both, especially the theory of rational action. His books include Practical Reasoning (Routledge, 1989), Action, Intention, and Reason (Cornell University Press, 1993), The Structure of Justification (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character (Oxford Univer sity Press, 1997) , Religious Commitment and Secular Reason (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and The Architecture of Reason (Oxford University Press, 2001). He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and has served as Editor-in-Chief of
the Journal of Philosophical Research and The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995, 1999). He is presently Charles J. Mach University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Lord has enjoyed a reputation as an innovator in the publishing world. In 1953, he was one of the first agents to sell major autobiographical books as films (Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) and Fear Strikes Out) (1957). He was also one of the first agents to break the book publishing tradition of single submission of materials, and move into multiple submissions and auctions. In the 1960's, with the demise of many national magazines (Look, Life, Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, etc.), Lord set up his own syndicate of Sunday newspaper magazines and also syndicated well-known daily newspaper columnists, including Jimmy Breslin and Dick Schaap). His syndication of Jimmy Breslin broke all newspaper traditions regarding payments, exclusivity, and use of his material in subscriber newspapers. In 1968, Lord conceived of the idea that college textbooks could be made more readable and produced more effectively by putting a qualified academic together with an established professional writer. That idea produced Demociaty Under Pressure: An Introduction to the American Political System by Milton Cummings and David Wise (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, now Wadsworth), still the largest selling college textbook on American government today, and in its ninth edition.
When Sports Illustrated named the 100 best sports books of all time in its December 15, 2002 issue, 16 of them were represented by Sterling Lord. Lord is the author of two published books, and has been an instructor at Columbia University School of Journalism. He is currently on the advisory board at New Canoe University where he is an instructor. Lord was born and raised in Iowa, and was a nationally ranked tennis player at the ages of 15 and 18. He is currently writing a book about his more than 50-years in publishing. You are welcome to join Sterling Lord at 4:00 p.m. for an informal discussion in the Freeberg Room in the Athenaeum.
Brimelow is also author of The Wall Street Gurus: How You Can Profit from Investment Newsletters (1988), The Patriot Game: Canada and the Canadian Question Revisited (1986), and Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster (1995), the work for which he is best-known. Brimelow was born in England, in 1947, and educated at Sussex and Stanford Universities. He is now an American citizen. His Athenaeurn lecture is sponsored by the Salvatori Center at CMC.
A Panel Discussion
JONATHAN PETROPOULOS, moderator
John Roth is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966 and presently chairs the department of philosophy and religious studies. He is the author or editor of numerous books about the Holocaust, including Pope Plus XIl and the Holocaust (2002).
Eva Fleischner, a noted Catholic theologian, is professor emerita at Montclair State University. She has also taught at Colorado College and Marquette University. The author of several Holocaust-related books, she has served on the advisory board of the United States Catholic Bishops' Office on Catholic-Jewish Relations and the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, which investigated archival material from the Vatican that pertains to the Holocaust period.
She is a contributing editor at Transitions Abroad magazine. Her articles have been published in Community Jobs magazine, on the United for a Fair Economy website, and in the book Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002). Heckscher resides in Washington, D.C., where she is completing her graduate studies in International Development at American University, and works for the Center for Economic Justice.
Zahara Heckscher's luncheon talk is sponsored by the Career Services Center at CMC. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and she will speak at 12:15 p.m.
Schram's lecture will address three aspects of Mao Zedong's role in shaping the history of the Chinese Communist Party: how he established his primacy prior to the conquests of power in 1943; the increasingly singular and radical adventures he launched following the establishment of the People's Republic of China; and his imprint, for better or for worse, on China today, and its prospects for the future.
Schram is the author of several books including, The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung (1989), Ideology and Policy in China since the Third Plenum, 1978-1984 (1984), Marxism and Asia (1969), Mao Zedong: A Preliminary Reassessment (1983), and The Scope of State Power in China (1986). He is currently serving as the editor of a multi-volume edition of Mao's writings, including previously unavailable texts and letters from Chinese sources.
Schram is a Professor of Chinese Politics Emeritus at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies and founding head of its Contemporary China Institute. He is also a Research Associate at Harvard's John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.
Professor Schram's lecture is jointly sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute and the Athenaeum.
Mignolo was born in Argentina and studied Filosofia y Letras at the Universidad de Cordoba. He received a Doctoral Fellowship to study in France, at the Ecole des Haute Etudes where he completed his Doctorat the Troisieme Cycle in 1974 in the field of Semiotics and Literary Theory. He moved to the United States where he taught at the University of Indiana, the University of Michigan, and Duke University. He was chair of Duke's Department of Romance Studies from 1994-1999.
Mignolo published extensively in the field of semiotics and literary theory until the mid-eighties, when he devoted himself to studying the colonization of the New World and the expansion of the West. He has authored five books, including The Darker Side of the Renaissance (Ann Arbor, 1995), which received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the MLA for the best book of the year in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. His most recent book, The Idea of Latin America, is forthcoming from Blackwell, London.
Paul Orfalea will address the attendees of the 13th Annual Kravis de-Roulet conference "Leadership in Work/Family Balance" on February 22, 2003. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children and brings together scholars presenting research on work, family and childhood issues, work-life professionals, and representatives from programs that foster greater work-family balance.
This talk is open to the public and begins at 12:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum. Anyone interested in attending the conference may register by calling the Berger Institute at (909) 607-2928. Information may be obtained on line at http://berger.claremontmckenna.edu/conference/default.asp