LUNCH 11:45 a.m. LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Colonel Boardman's visit to CMC is 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.
This lecture is part of the Gould Seminar in the Humanities Series, and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights.
Thomas Cushman is professor of sociology at Wellesley College. His areas of study include human rights, comparative sociology, genocide, and the sociology of culture. The author of numerous books and articles on topics ranging from cultural dissidence in Russia to the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina, he also was the founding editor of Human Rights Review and The Journal of Human Rights.
In May, 2003, Professor Cushman organized and hosted the George Orwell Centenary Conference, which brought together leading scholars and writers from around the world. The proceedings are available in a volume he edited, George Orwell Into the Twentieth Century (Paradigm Publishers 2005).
Professor Cushman has been a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow, an associate at Harvards Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar Academic Core Session on "International Law and Human Rights." In 2004, Cushman became a faculty associate of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m. LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Mong Joon Chung, a distinguished member of the South Korean National Assembly and a seasoned specialist of international affairs, will present his perspectives on the changing relations between the United States and South Korea, especially in regard to the North Korean nuclear issues. Born in 1951 as the sixth son of the Hyundai Founder, Dr. Chung received his B.A. in economics from Seoul National University, M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
As a political leader without party affiliations, Dr. Chung has been elected to the National Assembly since 1988. He was a candidate for the South Korean Presidency in 2002. He holds a number of professional and academic positions such as Chairman of Hyundai Heavy Industries Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ulsan University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Asan Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees for Korea University, member of the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society (New York), President of the Korea Football Association, and Vice President of FIFA (Federation International of Football Association).
He has written Ideology of Business Management, The Relationship between Government and Industry in Japan, and other books and articles on international economic and diplomatic topics.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to host Dr. Chung's visit to CMC as a Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor in Asian Affairs.
More recently, Pope led the charge in pressuring the Bush Administration to reverse its position against new rules that would lower the amount of arsenic in America's drinking water and mercury in U.S. fisheries. He is also an outspoken advocate to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and has worked furiously to stop energy legislation that would give tens of billions in subsidies to oil, coal and nuclear interests. Under Mr. Popes leadership, the Sierra Club has helped protect nearly 10 million acres of wilderness.
In addition to his work with the Sierra Club, Pope has had a distinguished record of environmental activism and leadership. He has served on the Boards of the California League of Conservation Voters; Public Voice; National Clean Air Coalition; California Common Cause; Public Interest Economics, Inc.; and Zero Population Growth. Mr. Pope was also Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters and the Political Director of Zero Population Growth.
Carl Pope co-authored - along with Paul Rauber - Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (2004), which The New York Review of Books called "a splendidly fierce book." In addition, during his tenure as director, the Aspen Institute named the Sierra Club the most influential environmental organization in Washington D.C.
Carl Pope's lecture is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Hariet Moeur, longtime member of the Joint Science faculty and the Sierra Club. Dr. Moeur was the chemistry laboratory coordinator at the Joint Science Department for 19 years. Both introductory and organic labs are taken each year by students from a variety of majors, so her career has had an impact on the education of thousands of students at the Claremont Colleges. Dr. Moeur passed away this past summer after battling cancer for four years. She will be missed for her unending dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm towards our students.
A full-time professional climber, Florine will share stories of his epic adventures to an impressive slideshow of his accomplishments. A lively and inspiring speaker, Florine will show how his lessons on speed and self-improvement can apply to everyday life.
There will be a book and poster signing following the event.
Williams is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Singing (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003), which won the National Book Award; Repair (1999), winner of a Pulitzer Prize; The Vigil (1997); A Dream of Mind (1992); Flesh and Blood (1987), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Tar (1983); With Ignorance (1997); I Am the Bitter Name (1992); and Lies (1969). Among his many awards and honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, the Twentieth Annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize; and a Pushcart Prize. Williams teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University and lives part of each year in Paris.
7:00 p.m. MCKENNA AUDITORIUM
Newsweek profiled him as one of the 20 people changing how Americans get their news and dubbed him one of the nations captains of the airwaves.
Smiley hosts the late night television talk show, Tavis Smiley on PBS, and his radio show The Tavis Smiley Show on public radio is distributed by PRI, Public Radio International. Smiley is the first American ever to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio.
Smiley, who started his career as an aide to the late Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, also offers political commentary twice weekly on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. In addition, he has authored nine books. Smiley made publishing history when the book he edited, The Covenant with Black America (2006) (Third World Press) reached #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. His latest is What I Know For Sure: My Story of Growing up in America (2006) (Doubleday).
Though his schedule is hectic and his workload heavy, Tavis Smiley finds time to give back to the community that nurtured him. His non-profit organization, The Tavis Smiley Foundation whose mission is to enlighten, encourage, and empower African American youth, brings hundreds of young leaders together every year from across the nation for comprehensive leadership training. The National Youth to Leaders Summit in 2003 brought over 600 Black youth to Catholic University in Washington, D.C. to learn from the nations most prominent African Americans - from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) to Cornel West. He also takes time to travel to inner city high schools to speak directly with students. After more than six years of working with the Tavis Smiley Foundation, Natalia Bailey (CMC 10) is now a member of his National Youth Council which conducts these leadership conferences in different locations across the country.
Tavis Smiley is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 NAACP Image Award, and several honorary doctorate degrees including one from his alma mater, Indiana University.
The 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at The Claremont Colleges involves participation by all campuses of the consortium and the keynote address is supported by funds from the 5-College Planning Committee, CMC President Pamela Brooks Gann, the Dean of Students at CMC, and the Athenaeum.
Educated in Belgium and England, De Cremer is a full professor of social psychology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is the recipient of the British Psychology Society (BPS) award for "Outstanding Ph.D. in Social Psychology" (year 2000), a nominee for the American Psychology Association (APA) award in Group Psychology (year 2000), and the recipient of the Jos Jaspars Early Career Award for "Outstanding contributions to social psychology" awarded by the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (year 2005). Having won the prestigious Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Award in the year 2000, he is now the director of the Center for Justice and Social Decision Making at Tilburg University (www.centerofjust.nl) and a member of the Young Academy of Sciences in the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). For the 2006-2007 academic year he is a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Dr. De Cremers most recent book, with co-editors Marcel Zeelenberg and J. Keith Munighan is Social Psychology and Economics, published by Erlbaum in 2006. Representative articles include "Respect and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas", as well as "Affective and Motivational Consequences of Self-sacrifice: The Moderating Effect of Autocratic Leadership", and "The Influence of Accuracy as a Function of Leaders Bias: The Role of Trustworthiness in the Psychology of Procedural Justice." He will discuss his integrative work on social psychology and economics through the lens of fairness and leadership studies.
Dr. De Cremers visit is sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute as part of their series on Young Leadership Professionals.
Jerry Fowler is the William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor and Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights. He is on leave from his position as the founding staff director of the Committee on Conscience, which guides the genocide prevention efforts of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He previously was legislative counsel for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, where he worked on a broad array of human rights issues, including international justice and refugee and asylum policy.
His publications include the essay, Out of that Darkness: Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century, in the 2nd edition of Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views (Routledge, 2004). He also directed the short film, A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide (2003). Professor Fowler has taught at George Mason University Law School and George Washington University Law School, and has been a Scholar-in-Residence at American Universitys summer Human Rights Institute. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Princeton University. From 1983 to 1987, he was stationed in Germany as an officer in the United States Army. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Special Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Justice Scalia began his legal career with a nationally-prominent law firm in Cleveland where he practiced corporate finance, labor, and antitrust law. In 1967, he became a professor of law at the University of Virginia Law School. During the 1970s, Presidents Nixon and Ford appointed him to a number of administrative posts, including that of assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Chicago School of Law.
In 1982, President Reagan appointed Antonin Scalia to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where he honed his reputation for meticulous jurisprudence. In June 1986, President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by William Rehnquists elevation to Chief Justice. On September 26, 1986, he took the oath of office.
Justice Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He married Maureen McCarthy in 1960.
-William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense
America's ideas about national security have changed radically over the last five years. It has become a political tool, a wedge issue, a symbol of pride and fear. It is also the one issue above all others that can make or break an election. In Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security (Basic Books, 2006) Kurt Campbell, an authority on international security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Michael OHanlon, an expert on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, explain how the Democrats lost credibility on issues of security and foreign policy, how they can get it back and why they must.
Kurt Campbell is senior vice president and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times and frequent on-air contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," and a consultant to ABC News. Campbell came to CSIS from the Department of Defense, where he served as deputy assistant secretary of defense. Prior to joining the Defense Department in 1995, he was the deputy special counselor to the president for NAFTA at the White House and a member of the National Security Council staff. Previously, he was an associate professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and assistant director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Campbell holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, a Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University, and a certificate in music and political philosophy from the University of Erevan in Soviet Armenia.
PREETHI DE SILVA, fortepiano
ALFRED CRAMER, violin
EDWARD MAUGER, narrator
LAUREN MIKOV 07, narrator
Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble, based in Claremont, presents some of the best performers of early music in the United States, as well as guest artists from abroad. The ensemble has performed concerts at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Frank Lloyd Wrights Hollyhock House, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CalTech, the Getty Villa, Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Claremont Colleges, among other southland venues of cultural events.
Julianne Baird, soprano, has been hailed a national artistic treasure (The New York Times) and as a well-nigh peerless performer in the repertory of the baroque. With more than 125 recordings to her credit on Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Dorian and Newport Classics, Julianne Baird is one of the worlds ten most recorded classical artists. In addition to her major roles in a series of acclaimed recordings of Handel and Gluck operatic premieres, recent performances include her debut in the new Kimmel Center in Philadelphia followed by performances of Messiah in Princeton and in Carnegie Hall. Ms. Baird is distinguished professor at Rutgers University.
Born in Sri Lanka, Preethi de Silva, founder and artistic director of Con Gioia, has concertized extensively as harpsichordist and fortepianist in the United States, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. Ms. de Silva is the winner of numerous awards and fellowships on both sides of the Atlantic, including the prestigious Erwin Bodky Award for early music performance and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship. Her recordings of several volumes of keyboard works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, J.G. Müthel, and Mozart have received high critical acclaim in the USA and in Europe. She is the lead harpsichordist in Con Gioias recording of Bachs concertos for harpsichord. Following her London debut, The Daily Telegraph recognized her as a musician of great accomplishment and imagination. She is professor emeritus of music at Scripps College.
Vali Nasr is professor of Middle East and South Asia politics at the Naval Postgraduate School and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Oxford University Press, 2001); Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (Oxford University Press, 1996); The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama`at-i Islami of Pakistan (University of California Press, 1994).
Dr. Nasr has briefed the White House, the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Department of Defense on Middle East issues. He has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, New Republic, and Wall Street Journal. He has provided expert commentary to CNN, BBC, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBSs Evening News, 60 Minutes, NOW with Bill Moyers, and NBCs Nightly News. He has appeared as a guest on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Vali Nasrs visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Athenaeum.
Levine is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she also teaches Comparative Literature. She is the author of El espejo hablado: un estudio de Cien años de soledad (Caracas: Monte Avila, 1975), Guía de Bioy Casares (Madrid: Fundamentos, 1982), Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux; London: Faber & Faber, 2000), as well as numerous articles, chapters, interviews, and book reviews. The Latin American and Hispanic writers she has translated include Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortázar, José Donoso, Carlos Fuentes, Silvina Ocampo, Alejandra Pizarnik, Julián Rios, and Severo Sarduy. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), the PEN American Award for Career Achievement in Hispanic Studies (1996), and several grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Edith Grossman has said of Levines book, The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction (St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1991), "What she [Levine] has to say about the linguistic, personal, scholarly, and imaginative elements that the translator must bring to that process is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of translation in particular and creativity in general.
Professor Levines Athenaeum lecture is jointly sponsored by the department of modern languages at CMC and the Athenaeum.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Audi is author of books in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of religion. His recent books include Religious Commitment and Secular Reason (Cambridge, 2000), The Architecture of Reason (Oxford, 2001), The Good in the Right (Princeton, 2004), Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision (Routledge, 2006), and (as editor) The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995, 1999). He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and presently professor of philosophy and David E. Gallo Chair in Ethics, University of Notre Dame. His B.A. is from Colgate University, his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
The EPA is an agency that, under Democrats and Republicans alike, delays good rules, imposes bad ones, and is so big, muscle-bound, and remote that it does unnecessary damage to our society. EPA stays in power, he says, because it enables elected legislators to evade responsibility by hiding behind appointed bureaucrats. The best environmental rules-those that have done the most good- have come when Congress had to take responsibility or from states and localities rather than the EPA.
David Schoenbrod is Trustee Professor, New York Law School, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C. libertarian think tank. He frequently contributes to the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other newspapers and periodicals.
Schoenbrods 1993 book, Power Without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through Delegation (Yale University Press), was the genesis for the 1996 Congressional Review of Agency Rule Making Act. In 2005, Yale released his new book, Saving Our Environment from Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility, and Shortchanges the People. He coauthored Remedies: Public and Private (West, 2002) and Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government (Yale University Press, 2004).
David Schoenbrods visit to CMC is sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.