In the past six years Young has given nearly 200 public lectures in America, Europe, and Israel on national forms of remembrance, art, and museums. He has written more than a dozen catalogue essays for various artists and architects in this field and has contributed more than 100 articles and reviews to various journals and newspapers, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Independent (London), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berliner Zeitung, and The Jerusalem Post.
Professor Young's lecture is part of a series Confronting Evil: Lectures on the Holocaust and Genocide and is sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and museum development consultant. For three years he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and previously served as Director of the U.S. Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation. Berenbaum is the author and editor of twelve books, scores of scholarly articles and hundreds of journalistic pieces including his book, After Tragedy and Triumph: Modern Jewish Thought and the American Experience (1991). In film his work as coproducer of "One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story," (1995) was recognized with an Academy award, an Emmy Award and the Cable Ace Award. Currently, Berenbaum is director of the Sigi Ziering Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Theology.
Berenbaum is a graduate of Queens College (B.A.) and Florida State University (Ph.D.) and has studied at the Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Boston University.
Professor Jorge Dominguez will address the ever-shifting nature of this complex bilateral relationship. Dominguez is director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and a former president of the Latin American Studies Association. He has received an award for his teaching and is the author of numerous books on Mexico and Latin America, including a recent volume with Rafael Fernandez de Castro titled The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict (2001). Professor Dominguez is also the coinvestigator of a major NSF grant analyzing public opinion and the 2000 Mexican presidential election. His lecture is jointly sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Athenaeum.
JOHN WALKER, Martin Luther King, Jr.
MARK ANDERSON, Bodyguard
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
A historical hypothetical will come to life as members of the Washington, D.C.-based Pin Points Theatre presents "The Meeting," a fictional encounter between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one week before the assassination of Malcolm X. In reality the two men's paths never crossed. In the play the pair meets in a Harlem hotel, at Malcolm X's invitation. They discuss their respective and opposing views on combating injustice-King's philosophy of nonviolent opposition versus Malcolm X's "by any means necessary." Pin Points Theatre's contemporary and historic adaptations have been highly acclaimed by the Smithsonian Institute and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities. "The Meeting" received the Louis B. Mayer Ward and six New York Audelco nominations, and eight NAACP Theatre Awards. The company was founded in the belief that "theater should be enlightening, as well as entertaining." In this evening's performance, Ersky Freeman will play the role of Malcolm X, John Walker as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mark Anderson as Bodyguard.
Professor Bergstrom earned his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He is currently professor at the University of Santa Barbara, where he occupies the Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair in Economics.
Professor Bergstrom's primary research interests include game theory, economics of the family, experimental economics, and exploring the connections between evolutionary biology and economics. His published papers on the economics include "Does Mother Nature Punish Rotten Kids?" (2001), "On the Evolution of Altruistic Ethical Rules for Siblings" (1995), "Courtship as a Waiting Game" (1991), and "Love and Spaghetti." (1989)
Bergstrom's Athenaeum lecture is sponsored by the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children.
Dr. SaKong has written and edited many books and numerous articles on the subject of the Korean economy, major issues in economic development, and international finance and trade policy issues. His books include Korea in the World Economy (1993), The Korea-United States Economic Relationship (1997), and The World Doesn't Wait for Us (2001). Dr. SaKong graduated from Seoul National University and received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught at New York University and the University of Sheffield.
Dr. SaKong's lecture is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the Freeman Asian Political Economy Program and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
Professor Mulherin has been teaching a course at CMC this semester in which he and his students are conducting research on how technological change and government policy affect how firms conduct business. In his lecture he will present the highlights of this research using case examples from particular industries. A professor at CMC since 2001, Professor Mulherin is being honored this spring as the Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Economics and Finance. Previously, Mulherin was the McKinley Executive Programs Professor at Penn State University. His other academic appointments have included Dartmouth College and Clemson University. He was a Senior Research Scholar at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for three years and also served as a corporate economist at Getty Oil Company and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.
Professor Mulherin is a coeditor at the Journal of Corporate Finance. He also serves as an ad-hoc referee for a variety of journals in finance and economics. His research has appeared in a number of publications including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Law and Economics. The central theme of his research is the importance of transaction costs and property rights in explaining the causes and effects of organizational design. His recent research includes "The Impact of Industry Shocks on Takeover and Restructuring Activity" (with Mark Mitchell 1996) and "Comparing Acquisitions and Divestitures" (with Audra Boone 2000).
Edward Burger is a professor of mathematics at Williams College, and is the author of a long list of research articles, books, and CD-ROM video texts. He is known the world over for his entertaining and enlightening presentations. Burger has also made numerous appearances on radio and television, including various NPR affiliates and NBC-TV. Professor Burger was awarded the 2001 MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo National Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of mathematics, the 2001 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award, and was named the 2001-2003 Polya Lecturer by the Mathematical Association of America. He was the 2001 Genevive W. Gore Distinguished Resident at Westminster College and the 2001 Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor at Texas Christian University. Currently he is the Ulam Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Thomas Metcalf, professor of history and Indian Studies, U.C. Berkeley, "Gandhi: Imperialist, Nationalist, Hindu?"
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Nicholas Turro, William P. Schweitzer Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University, author of Modern Molecular Photochemistry (1991). "Paradigms Found and Paradigms Lost: Science Extraordinary and Science Pathological and How to Tell the Difference."
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Gary Comstock, professor of philosophy and director of the ethics program, North Carolina State University, "Vexing Nature? On Ethics and Genetically Modified Food."
Thursday, March 13, 2003
Valerie Bunce, professor and chair of the department of political science, Cornell University, author of Subversive Institution: The Design and Destruction of Socialism and the State (1999).
Monday, March 24, 2003
Hershel Parker, professor of English, University of Delaware, author of Herman Melville: A Biography (2002)
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
belI hooks, leading international feminist thinker, prolific author, and antiracism, antipatriarchy activist. Lecture in commemoration of Professor Sue Mansfield.
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland; former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, "Human Rights and Ethical Globalization"
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Cesar Chavez Commemoration program