Herbert Kelman is the Richard Clarke Cabot Research Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University and was Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs from 1993 to 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University in 1951. He is past president of the International Studies Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, the InterAmerican Society of Psychology, and several other professional associations. Kelman is recipient of many awards, including the Socio-Psychological Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1956), the Kurt Lewin Memorial award (1973), the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (1981), the Graweineyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order (1997), and the Austrian Medal of Honor for Science and Art First Class (1998). His major publications include International Behavior: A Social-Psychological Analysis (editor; 1965), A Time to Speak: On Human Values and Social Research (1968), and Crimes of Obedience: Toward a Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility (with V. Lee Hamilton; 1989).
Professor Kelman's Athenaeum lecture is the final lecture in the series Conflict Resolution: Intergroup and International Perspectives.
Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Snodgrass was educated at Geneva College and the University of Iowa and has taught at Cornell, Syracuse, and the University of Delaware. In addition to his poetry, Snodgrass has also published remarkable volumes of critical prose including, In Radical Pursuit: Critical Essays and Lectures (1975), To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (2003), and De/compositions (2001), which was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award.
W.D. Snodgrass returns to CMC as part of the series Athenaeum Encores celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
At the center of this controversy is Douglas Holtz-Eakin. On February 4, 2003, Douglas Holtz-Eakin began his four-year term as Director of the Congressional Budget Office. He is responsible for overseeing the CBO as well as meeting with budget committees in Congress to make sure that the agency is meeting the stringent demands of the legislature. This experience, however, is not Dr. Holtz-Eakin's first experience in economic policy-making. Dr. Holtz-Eakin previously worked for 18 months as Chief Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Dr. Holtz-Eakin is Trustee Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, where he has also served as Associate Director of the Center for Policy Research. He worked as editor of the National Tax Journal, and served on the editorial board of many publications, including Public Budgeting & Finance, Economics and Politics, and Public Works Management and Policy. Holtz-Eakin is also the coeditor of Making Work Pay: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Its Impact on America's Families (2002) and the forthcoming Public Policy and the Economics of Entrepreneurship (2004).
Please join us at the Athenaeum for what is sure to be very interesting and appropriate insight into the state that our country finds itself in today.
Professor Alan Charles Kors has been teaching European intellectual history at the University of Pennsylvania since 1968. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Coauthor of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses (1998), he has received two awards for distinguished college teaching, and also served as editor-in-chief of the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (4 volumes, 2002). Additional publications include Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History (1990); D'Holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris (1976); and Atheism in France, 1650-1729: The Orthodox Sources of Disbelief (1990). The Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar for 2003-2004, Professor Kors lecture is sponsored by Tau chapter of the honor society.
Schlosser followed this success with the release of Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market in 2003. In this work, Schlosser argues that as much as ten percent of the American economy is comprised of illegal underground enterprises. Reefer Madness focuses on pornography, marijuana, and migrant labor with hard-hitting journalism and brutal honesty.
In a very short time, Schlosser has become a very powerful name in journalism and literary circles. Before the publication of these two stunning works, Schlosser wrote for Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and the Atlantic Monthly. He won a National Magazine Award for Reefer Madness and has received a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Reporting.
Eric Schlosser's visit to CMC is part of the series Crisis in the Environment funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College.
Come and see what is guaranteed to be a provocative presentation at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. The dinner is open to CMC persons only. The lecture is open to all on a first-come basis with remote viewing in McKenna Auditorium.
Yet the government is still not doing its part to encourage healthy eating. Dr. Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, points out that the Food Guide Pyramid was created using questionable scientific data and has not been modified since its inception. Dr. Willett will share his groundbreaking research and present an updated dietary pyramid that has already proven to be nearly twice as effective in reducing risk for major chronic disease.
He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, studied food science at Michigan State, and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School before obtaining a Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard. Dr. Willett has focused much of his work over the last 25 years on the development of methods to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases. He also lectures at Harvard Medical School.
In addition to publishing over 800 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, Dr. Willett's recent book for the general public, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (2001) has appeared on most major best seller lists. Dr. Walter Willett's lecture is sponsored by the Athenaeum and Health Education Outreach, with a grant from the Meatless Monday organization, a public health campaign to lower the average American's saturated fat intake by 15% by 2010.
Belli's intriguing story details her escape from a stifling, upper-class marriage into the world of poetry and sexual fulfillment through a unique blend of political and personal history. With the Sandinista overthrow of Anastasio Somoza in 1979 that ended his 45 year dictatorship, Nicaragua entered a new political phase working toward a new model of libertarian socialism. A passionate rebel who held many positions in the Sandinista government, Belli emerged as both a liberated woman and a prisoner of love. Entangled by her affair with revolutionary leader Modesto and frustrated by the cult of machismo keeping women from the revolution's inner circle, she now shares those contradictions of female freedom. Throughout the 1980's Gioconda Belli traveled extensively as a spokesperson for the Sandinistas in an effort to urge revolutionary leaders such as Fidel Castro to support the Nicaraguan revolution. Both her experiences and her ability to express such a complicated history in prose and verse are unparalleled.
Gioconda Belli's publications include the following novels: The Inhabited Woman (1989), Sofia de los Presagios (1998), and Waslala (1998). Her books of poetry include Linea de fuego/Line of Fire (1978), From Eve's Rib (1987), and other collections of poetry. Her memoir The Country Under My Skin was selected as one of the best books of the year 2002 by the Los Angeles Times and nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in 2003. Gioconda Belli resides in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua.
Mrs. Belli's lecture is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, the Dean of Faculty at CMC, and the Athenaeum.
In his Athenaeum lecture, Bartov will amplify these themes by exploring the relationship between extreme violence, including genocide, and scholarship. Bartov argues that the scholarly profession has been complicit in preparing the mindset, providing the rationale, and supplying the know-how and personnel for the perpetration of state-directed mass violence. He asserts that scholarship cannot analyze and explicate modern extreme violence without revising its own paradigms of research and interpretation, and contends that the very notion of objective analysis is undermined when confronting events in which the norms and conventions of ordinary existence are shattered. He will conclude with some reflections upon the reactions of the scholarly community to international terrorism.
Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. His numerous books on Germany, France, the Holocaust, and representations of war and genocide- which include Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich (1992); Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity (2000); and (with Phyllis Mack) In God's Name: Genocide and Religion in the Twentieth Century (2001)- have been translated into several languages. Professor Bartov's lecture is jointly sponsored by CMC's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights and the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
11:45 a.m. lunch 12:15 p.m. lecture
Dr. Lehman is the Director of the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and also is the Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Moscow. He serves on the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC). Previously, Dr. Lehman was Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1989 to 1993. He served in the Defense Department as Assistant Secretary for International Security Policy, in the State Department as Ambassador and U.S. Chief Negotiator on Strategic Offensive Arms (START I), and in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He also served on the National Security Council staff as a Senior Director, in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary, and on the Senior Professional Staff of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
Dr. Lehman's other responsibilities included- Co-chair for the Joint Russian-American Steering Committee on the Implementation of the Agreement signed between the Governments of the Russian Federation and the United States on Implementation of the Nuclear Cities Initiative, Member of the Defense Science Board Task Forces on Globalization and Security, Member of the National Space Council and the Export Administration Review Board, Head of the U.S. Delegations to the Fourth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Third Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, Deputy Head of the Delegation for the Paris signing of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament.
Ron Lehman received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University in 1975. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College and a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Dr. Lehman's visit to CMC is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.
Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. The lecture begins at 12:15 p.m.
In addition to this distinguished position, Buiter has taught at some of the finest universities in the United States and abroad, including the University of Cambridge, Yale University, University of Amsterdam and the University of Bristol. He also held the important distinction of being a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. Some of his chief research interests are central bank independence, globalization, and European economic and political integration.
Willem Buiter is the author of scores of journal articles, as well as several books. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Restructuring Finance and the Journal of International Economics and Economic Policy. Please join the Athenaeum for the ninth annual McKenna Lecture on International Trade and Economics established by founding CMC trustee Donald McKenna.