Peter Siavelis is an associate professor of political science and Hultquist Faculty Fellow at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1996, and was a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Chile. His research interests include executive-legislative relations, electoral systems, local government, and decentralization in Latin America. He is the author of The President and Congress in Post-authoritarian Chile: Institutional Constraints to Democratic Consolidation (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000), and numerous articles on electoral and party politics in Chile. His current work focuses on political recruitment in the Americas.
This lecture by Peter Siavelis is cosponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies as part of the series Democracy and Latin America.
Professor Espinosa recently served as project manager of the $1.3 million Pew Charitable Trustsfunded Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (HCAPL) research project. The HCAPL project surveyed the religious and political attitudes of more than 3,000 Latinos across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, making it the largest study in U.S. history on Latino religions and politics. In May 2002 he spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast with President George W. Bush and Senator Joseph Liebermann. In recognition of his scholarly contributions to the Latino community and American public life, the Generations Center of Princeton named him one of the nation's 100 Positive Men of Color.
Espinosa has masters degrees from Princeton Seminary and Harvard University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has also won the prestigious Dartmouth College Cesar Chavez Dissertation Year Fellowship (awarded to only one Latino per year from any discipline and any Latin country of origin) and the two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University.
In April 2005 CMC will host a conference on Religion and the American Presidency, conceived and organized by Professor Espinosa. This historic conference will explore the critical role that religious leaders, symbols, values, and rhetoric play in presidential politics. Distinguished scholars and political leaders from across the U.S. will be on campus during this conference.
Please join the Athenaeum in welcoming one of CMC's distinguished faculty for this timely pre-election discussion.
LUNCH, 11:45 a.m., LECTURE, 12:15 p.m.
A former director and international consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton, Mr. Pereira managed a wide range of international consulting assignments in Brazil, the U.S., Europe and Asia. He specialized in the areas of strategic and project management, joint ventures, and organizational development. He has also worked as executive and CEO for prominent Brazilian companies in the areas of healthcare, publishing, engineering & construction, and banking.
Pereira is the author of many articles for premier business magazines and periodicals as well as a sought-after speaker at international conferences. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he obtained his B.S. and Master's degrees in Management Sciences and Engineering. He is also a former professional soccer player and was an all-conference player while playing for UCLA in the NCAA.
Odir Pereira has developed a model based on a solid commitment to personal leadership development. The Kravis Leadership Institute is pleased to sponsor his presentation and all are welcome to attend. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Mr. Pereira will speak at 12:15 p.m.
Claudia Rosctt writes on international affairs, drawing on 23 years experience as a journalist and editor, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and the Middle East. She is currently a journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, an adjunct fellow with the Hudson Institute, and a contributing columnist to The Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal.
Rosett's on-site coverage of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. Her work has included editorializing about the global crises of the late 1990s in emerging markets; on-the-scene reporting of the 19941996 war in Chechnya; and the 1992 collapse of the Soviet-installed regime in Kabul. In 1994 she broke the full story of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East, reporting from the camps.
Claudia Rosett holds a B.A. from Yale University, and M.A. in English Literature from Columbia Universiry, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
PIOTR SZAMRY, stage manager
JANUSZ OPRYNSKI, light and sound design
This award-winning theatrical experience from the Polish Teatr Provisorium and Komania Teatr is an adaptation by Allen Kuharski of the first novel of Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), the enfant terrible of Polish literature and one of the great writers of the 20th century. "A master of verbal burlesque, a connoisseur of psychological blackmail, Gombrowicz is one of the profoundest of late moderns," wrote John Updike, adding that "Ferdydurke, among its centrifugal charms, includes some of the truest and funniest literary satire in print."
This production is part of global celebration of the Gombrowicz centennial. In addition to Ferdydurke, Gombrowicz is renowned for three other novels Trans-Atlantyk (1953), Pornographia (1960), and Cosmos (1967) several plays and his monumental three-volume Diary: 1953-56, 1957-61, 1961-67 (1988, 1989, 1993).
Holdaway's recent research includes the demonstration that Pacific rats and therefore their human transporters arrived in New Zealand a millenium before the arrival of the founding Mori population that first reached New Zealand about 700 years ago. His research on human impacts and the collapse of ecosystems in New Zealand contains important lessons for the husbandry of ecosystems around the world.
We look forward to a fascinating exploration of the evolution and demise of life in the "strangest corner of our planet." Dr. Holdaway's lecture is sponsored by the Robert's Center for Environmental Studies at CMC.
Ken Miller joined the CMC's government department faculty in 2003. A native Southern Californian, Miller graduated from Pomona College in 1985. While at Pomona, he participated in the CMC Washington Program and interned for Congressman David Dreier (CMC '75). He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988 and practiced full-time at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP before earning a Ph.D in political science at Berkeley in 2002. While at Berkeley, Miller won a departmental teaching award and served as the administrator of the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program. Miller's research has focused on the conflict between direct democracy and representative government. He has a forthcoming article entitled, "The Davis Recall and the Courts."
Andrew Busch, associate professor of government at CMC, joined the faculty this fall from the University of Denver's political science department, where he received the Teacher-Scholar of the Year award in 2002. His research interests include American elections and public policy and the Reagan presidency. He has published 7 books, including The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (2001) and Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998 (1999). Busch received his B.A. in political science and history from the University of Colorado, and his Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia.
Dinner will he served at the normal time with commentary continuing throughout the course of the meal. Due to the popularity of this event, dinner reservations are for CMC persons only.
Boardman will be speaking from a personal and strictly unofficial perspective, as his comments are neither approved by nor consistent with official Army or Department of Defense policics.
Boardman was born June 18, 1952 and raised in Spokane, Washington. In 1974 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, in 1977, and a Master of Arts in International Security Studies at the Navy War College in 1997. His military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Airborne School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Navy War College.
Colonel Boardman's visit to campus will provide a wonderful opportunity for Claremont cadets and community to meet with him and to hear about the United States' on-going efforts in Afghanistan.
LUNCH, 11:45 a.m., LECTURE, 12:15 p.m.
Michael Armacost has been a Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow in the Asia/ Pacific Research Center at Stanford University since September 2002. He previously held the position of President of The Brookings Institution from October 1995 until June 2002. During his twenty-four years in government, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and occupied senior policy responsibilities in the National Security Council and Department of Defense. From 19931995 he was Distinguished Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Stanford University's Asia/Pacific Research Center.
Dr. Armacost was educated at Carleton College, Friedrich Wilhelms University, and Columbia University. He has taught and lectured at Pomona College, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, and International Christian University (Japan). He is the author of three books; a recent book Friends or Rivals? The Insider's Account of U.S.-Japan Relations (1996) assessed the relations between Japan and the United States in the post-Cold War era. Dr. Armacost is the recipient of the President's Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Department's Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award.
Armacost is currently the Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor of Asian Affairs and is teaching a course this fall at Claremont McKenna College called Topics in U.S. Relations with Asia. The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is honored to sponsor Ambassador Armacost's speech.
Professor Feeney is a leading authority on the literature and culture of classical Rome. He has published two books on the interaction between Roman literature and religion: The Gods in Epic (1991) and Literature and Religion at Rome (1998), as well as articles on Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Catullus and other Latin poets.
A native of New Zealand, Professor Feeney was educated at the University of Auckland and at Oxford University, and taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Wisconsin, Bristol, and Oxford before joining the Princeton faculty as Giger Professor of Latin in 2000. In spring 2004 he was Visiting Sather Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he delivered a series of lectures on his current area of research: how ancient Romans thought about time.