ROBERT THIES, piano
CECILIA TSAN, cello
The instrumental combination of clarinet/cello/piano has attracted many composers, including two featured on today's program, Beethoven and Brahms. Other composers would include Vincent D'Indy, Mikhail Glinka and Robert Muczynski. The wide range of tessitura and dynamic possibilities, as well as the color contrast between string, wind, and keyboard, makes this Trio combination one of the most successful of all such mixed ensembles. This program can be thought of as a trip through some of the best of 19th century German Romantic chamber music; with the Beethoven Trio Op. 11 being at the beginning of the 1800s, the Schumann "Fantasy Pieces" from 1849, and the Brahms Trio Op. 114 coming at the end of that century.
The Athenaeum is honored to open spring semester 2006 by hosting this distinguished trio of musicians in a concert sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
Michael Corriero, a Judge on New York State's Court of Claims for the past fifteen years, has extensive and first hand experience dealing with wayward and violent children, both in the United States as youthful offenders and abroad as child soldiers. Since 1992 he has presided over Manhattan's Youth Part, a court charged with exclusively handling 13, 14 and 15 year old children charged with committing violent crimes as adults under New York's "Juvenile Offender" law. Additionally, Judge Corriero has traveled abroad to work on issues concerning legal reconstruction and reconciliation, especially pertaining to children and child soldiers. in 2002 he journeyed to Sierra Leone in order to assist that war-ravaged nation's efforts to rebuild an effective legal system in the wake of civil war. While there, he devoted many of his efforts to the question of child soldiers and the best means of re-integrating them into mainstream society.
Before, his appointment to the Court of Claims, Judge Corriero served on New York State's Supreme Court from 1989 to 1990 and New York City's Criminal Court from 1980 to 1989. He received his law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1967.
Judge Corriero's visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by the Athenaeum and the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Riahts.
6:45 p.m. McKenna Auditorium
-Rev. Jesse Jackson
For more than two decades Rev. Al Sharpton has played a major role in virtually every move for civil liberty, community empowerment and economic equality. As founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Sharpton heads an organization that fights for progressive, people-base social policies by providing extensive voter education and registration campaigns and economic support for small community businesses.
Recently, Sharpton signed a contract with Matrix Media, Ind., to produce and host a live daily talk program for the EBN Radio Network. He joined forces with former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree to form "Second Chance," a program for non-violent felony offenders who have served their prison sentences. The project offers counseling and support for ex-convicts with non-violent records and is available to all without regard to race or gender.
Known as "The Wonder Boy Preacher," Rev. Sharpton was licensed and ordained by legendary Bishop F.D. Washington and was appointed Junior Pastor of the 5,000 member Washington Temple Congregation in Brooklyn.
Interested in politics since the age of 12, Rev. Sharpton has run for political office in several unsuccessful bids: as a candidate for the New York State Senate (1978); the U.S. Senate (1992 and 1994); the mayor of New York City (1997); and the U.S. Presidency (2004).
The 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. buffet reception will be held at the Athenaeum and attendance is by reservation only. The lecture will be held in McKenna Auditorium and is open to the public with seating on a first come basis.
7:00 p.m. McConnell Auditorium, Pitzer College
Professor Harris' address begins at 7:00 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium at Pitzer College and is free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed to attend the lecture.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m. LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Captain Alejo, a native of Bakersfield, California and 1996 graduate of California State University, Fresno and their Army ROTC program, is currently an Army Acquisition officer assigned to the Army's Intelligence Electronic Warfare (IEW) Test Directorate, Fort Huachuca, AZ as a Test Officer for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Prior to his current assignment, Captain Alejo, an Apache attack helicopter pilot and Aviation Logistics officer, served as Aviation Platoon Leader and Company Commander in Iraq, assigned to the Army's 4th Infantry Division where he earned the Bronze Star and Air Medals for meritorious service in combat. Captain Alejo also served in Korea as an attack helicopter pilot and Scout Platoon Leader with the 6th Aviation Brigade (Attack) and in the Balkans with the Army's 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment as a key Squadron staff officer in the conduct of peacekeeping operations.
Colonel Boardman and Captain Alejo are sponsored by the CMC Army ROTC program. CMC hosts one of the oldest Army ROTC programs in the country with lineage that dates back to 1916 when it began as the Pomona College Army ROTC program.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Having published chapters such as, "I Laughed, I Cried, I Settled: The Role of Emotions in Negotiation"(2004) his research revolves around the interpersonal effects of emotions and motivational processes in intergroup relations.
Dr. van Kleef's visit to CMC is sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute as part of a series demonstrating what leadership researchers do and providing models for research and theses.
Anglo-American culture accepts that institutions grow on the soil of custom and tradition, and thus begets a philosophical, pluralist outlook. But the culture of the free society faces the temptation of ideology or theoretical simplification, which at worst produced and still produces the unfree society, and at best induces a narrowing of social and political consciousness. To resist this temptation and defend the open society and the open mind, history a variety of histories from Russia to France, from England to India must speak to us.
To make this argument in behalf of the free society, the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World is proud to welcome to the Athenaeum the distinguished writer and scholar Robert Conquest.
Conquest is the author of twenty hooks on Soviet history, politics, and international affairs, including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties (1968), and most recently The Dragons of Expectation (2005). He has been literary editor of the London Spectator, has brought out seven volumes of poetry and one of literary criticism, edited the seminal New Lines anthologies, and published a verse translation of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's epic Prussian Nights: A Poem (1977). He has also published a science fiction novel and is joint author, with Kingsley Amis, of The Egyptologists (1968).
Educated at Winchester College, the University of Grenoble, and Magdalen College, Oxford, he was an exhibitioner in modern history and took his B.A. and M.A. degrees in politics, philosophy, and economics and his D. Litt. degree in Soviet history. Ile served through World War II in the British infantry and thereafter in His Majesty's Diplomatic Service.
In 1996 Conquest was named a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. His other awards and honors include the Order of the British Empire, the Jefferson Lectureship, tthe Richard Weaver Award for Scholary Letters, the Alexis de Tocqueville Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
John J. Pitney, Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College. He is a graduate of Union College and holds Ph.D. in political science from Yale. He has served as a New York State Senate Legislative Fellow, and a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association. He has also held several other positions in government and politics. He has taught at CMC since 1986, and has three times won the Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching. He has written for a variety of publications, and serves as a contributing editor for Reason magazine. He is the author of a book titled The Art of Political Warfare (2001) and is completing an introductory American government textbook with Professor Bessette. He is a coauthor of Reelpolitik: Political Ideologies in '30s and '40s Films (1998), and his work in this field provides a starting point for this presentation.
Ralph A. Rossum is the Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Henry Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is the author or co-author of nine books (including American Constitutional Law (1983) a two-volume work now in the sixth editionand most recently Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition (2006) and over 65 book chapters and articles in law reviews and professional journals. He was appointed by Secretary of Education Rod Paige as a member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education, and he serves as chairman of the Council of Scholars and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Liberal Education.
Mr. Bennet began his career in journalism at the Washington Monthly in 1988, researching the impact of foreign policy on press relations from 1989 to 1991. In 1994, Bennet joined the New York Times, covering New York crime, and in 1997 was named White House correspondent. In September of 2001, Bennet relocated to the Middle East, assuming the role of the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. During this time, Bennet reported on a broad span of politically sensitive issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Documenting the antagonistic Palestinian-Jewish relationship and the internal strife of the Palestinian conflict from both sides, Bennet has an in-depth understanding of the underpinnings of the fifty-plus year conflict. In May of 2004 while he tried to cover a story, Bennet was the subject of an attempted kidnapping by Palestinians in Gaza.
In 1996 Bennet was named one of News Bio's "30 under 30," which recognized him as one of the thirty most influential journalists under the age of 30. Mr. Bennet has been political commentator for Fox News, Larry King Live and the Charlie Rose Report.
LUNCH 12:00 p.m. LECTURE 12:30 p.m.
Professor Macey's presentation will focus on current issues related to corporate governance. He will discuss which corporate governance institutions are successful and which are not, while also addressing how regulation tends to favor the least effective corporate governance institutions, and to disfavor the most successful corporate governance institutions.
Following 13 years as the J. DuPratt White Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, Macey became the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale in 2003. He is an established author whose work focuses on banking, capital markets, and corporate law and governance. His work includes the two volume treatise, Macey on Corporation Laws (1997), and he is the co-author of two leading casebooks, Corporations: Including Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (2003), and Banking Law and Regulation (1992).
Since 1998, he has served on the Legal Advisory Committee of the NYSE Board of Directors, and he currently sits on the editorial hoards of the Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Financial Crime. Macey received an A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Professor Macey's lecture is part of the Financial Economics Speaker Series.