LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Ellis S. Krauss is a professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Krauss is the author of many books and articles on Japanese politics and U.S.-Japan relations, his most recent book being Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia Pacific (Stanford University Press, 2004), co-edited with T.J. Pempel. His 2000 book on Japan's public service broadcasting company, NHK, and politics Broadcasting Politics in Japan (Cornell University Press) has recently been translated into Japanese and reviewed positively in many of Japan's major newspapers. Ellis Krauss' lecture is sponsored by The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m., Lecture 12:15 p.m.
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In 1990 Carl Wilkens and his family moved to Kigali, Rwanda where Carl took up duties as the director of the Adventist Deveopment and Relief Agency (ADRA). His work involved specific projects to improve the quality of life for the people in what then was a beautiful and peaceful country. When political upheaval and a program of genocide engulfed the country in the spring of 1994, within three months, from April 7 to July 4, between 800,000 and one million Tutsis are estimated to have died, with countless others left widowed, physically wounded, or psychologically scarred. Wilkens was the only American who chose to stay in the country to help save lives and render assistance in whatever way he could. In describing that day and watching the cars and trucks rolling by, he says, This sadness just came over me . . . . If people in Rwanda ever needed help, now was the time. And everybodys leaving.
Wilkens' courage and life-saving interventions, including conversations with Rwandas Prime Minister, have been the topic of numerous interviews and articles. African Rights recently honored Carl Wilkens as a true humanitarian, and one of nineteen persons whose courage in rescuing people during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 is presented in the book Rwanda: Tribute to Courage (2002).
Carl Wilkens is currently pastor of the Milo Adventist Academy Church in Southern Oregon and his visit to CMC is sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies as part of its seminar series Human Rights: Order/Disorder taught by visiting professor in religious studies, Jerry Fowler.
Bates led the firms team in In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation (1999), the largest U.S. price-fixing case in history. He is also a prominent adviser and legal expert in product liability matters, leading the development of highly sophisticated, customized analytical tools that estimate future asbestos liability from personal injury and property damage lawsuits.
Prior to founding Bates White, he served as a Vice President of A.T. Kearney. Previously, he was the Partner in Charge of the Economic Analysis group at KPMG. Charles Bates began his career on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University's Department of Economics, where he taught courses in advanced statistical economic analysis and trade theory.
Lo is the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of MITs Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has served on the finance faculty at the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School and MITs Sloan School of Management. Professor Los research interests range from the empirical validation and implementation of financial asset pricing models to, most recently, evolutionary and neurobiological models of individual risk preferences and financial markets.
Andrew Lo has published numerous articles in finance and economics journals, and is a co-author of The Econometrics of Financial Markets (1997) and A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street (1999). He is currently an associate editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Computational Finance, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is a former governor of the Boston Stock Exchange, and currently a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the NASDs Economic Advisory Board, and founder and chief scientific officer of AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, a quantitative investment management company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Andrew Los visit to CMC is sponsored by the Financial Economics Institute.
Using narratives from historical research, as well as the essays and poetic genius of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Capel unveils the true depth of the soul and life of this remarkable poet laureate from Dayton, Ohio. Realize the struggle for existence, understand the courage, grasp the compassion, know why "the caged bird sings" and why "with torn and bleeding hearts, we smile." Capels performance is billed as being as close as it gets to visiting with one of the greatest poets of any century.
He has received numerous awards for Artist of The Year from many national organizations, as well as various accolades from state and local government agencies recognizing his work with youth. He is the co-founder of The National African-American Storytellers' Retreat, and has been featured twice at The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. He is the official emcee at two National "Liars' Contests" and has been featured on National and International Public Radio.
Capel has produced four award-winning storytelling cassettes, three compact discs and has published a motivational childrens book entitled The Jealous Farmer (2000). He recently collaborated and performed on a series of DVD's: "Jump Back, Honey Jump Back", "In Days Gone By", "Stories For Grown Folks" and "The Kings and Queens of Storytelling". His recent stage credits include "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Driving Miss Daisy".
Mitch Capel's performance at the Athenaeum is made possible through the generosity of CMC alumunus Sam Reece '74.
He is also the director of the UCLA/Drew Center of Excellence for Minority Medical Education, which is dedicated to increasing the number of minority physicians in clinical and academic careers. In addition, Dr. Hayes-Bautista is the faculty advisor for the UCLA/Drew chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association, the pre-medical group Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine, and he is a senior advisor to the California Latino Medical Association.
To date Dr. Hayes-Bautista has produced over 90 publications, including books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, and editorials. His work has appeared in a variety of medical journals including Family Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Academic Medicine and Salud Publica de Mexico.
During his career, Dr. Hayes-Bautista has received more than 70 commendations for his work including the City of Los Angeles Mayors Award, the March of Dimes Viva Los Ninos Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Health Sciences Eagle Award, and the Surgeon Generals Hispanic/Latino Health Initiative Certificate. He came to UCLA from University of California Berkeley School of Public Health to head the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center in 1986. He joined the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Hayes-Bautista, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, earned his masters and his doctorate degrees in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.
Panov was the deputy foreign minister of Russia in charge of the Russian policy in the Asia-Pacific region from 19941996. He was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (19921994), to Japan (19962003), and to the Kingdom of Norway (20042006). His foreign service career also included assignment to the Permanent Mission of the USSR to the United Nations (19771981).
Alexander Panov, born in 1944, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1968, received his Ph.D. 1973, and was assistant professor at this Institute (19711977). For his diplomatic service he received the Order of Merit award and several other medals. He is currently the Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Dr. Panov is author of several books, including Postwar Reforms in Japan (1978); Japanese Foreign Service (1988); From Distrust to Trust: Inside the Northern Territories Talks with Japan (in Japanese, 1992); After Thunder Storm Clear: Russian-Japanese Relations from 1996 to 2003 (in Japanese, 2004); Russia and Japan: Relations in the End of XX CenturyBeginning XXI Century (2007). He is also author of more than 30 articles on the problems of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to host Dr. Panov's visit to CMC as a Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor in Asian Affairs.
The Commonwealth Professor at the University of Virginias McIntire Department of Art, Paul Barolsky is the Ricardo J. Quinones Distinguished Lecturer for Academic Year 2006-07. Established in honor of the founding director of the Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, the Quinones Lectureship brings to the CMC campus some of the worlds preeminent intellectuals, writers, and public figures. Among Barolskys other honors and awards are the Phi Beta Prize for his book Walter Paters Renaissance (1987); appointments as Resident Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and the Getty Research Institute; and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Professor Barolskys Athenaeum presentation will include a slide show of works of art that illustrate Ovidian themes. The lecture is free and open to all.
Still, Francis Bok would continue to encounter several obstacles to his freedom. In Matari he was enslaved by the very police officers to whom he reported his abuse. Later, in the nations capital of Khartoum, he was arrested and imprisoned by security forces for speaking openly among the citys refugee camps about his years of slavery. Bok was finally released in 1999 and granted UN Refugee Status the same year.
In 2000 Bok became the first escaped slave to testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. in hearings that were broadcast live on C-SPAN; he met with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright later that day. Mr. Bok was invited to return to the White House in 2002 for the signing of the Sudan Peace Act, following which he spoke with President Bush.
Bok joined the American Anti-Slavery Group as an associate in 2000. Since then, he has spoken to academic and religious communities across the country. Most notably, he headed a panel on slavery at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Essence Magazine, in addition to several radio and television shows.
Francis Bok's campus appearance is jointly sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights and the Athenaeum.
LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
DINNER 6:00 p.m., LECTURE 6:45 p.m.
Thus far, the primary focus of Dr. Buring's research has been on the epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer, and especially among women. At present, she is primarily involved in four ongoing large-scale randomized clinical trials. The first is the Women's Health Study, a primary prevention trial evaluating the balance of benefits and risks of low dose aspirin and vitamin E on cardiovascular disease and cancer among 40,000 female health professionals. The second is the Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study, a secondary prevention trial evaluating the roles of vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid/B6/B12 among 8,000 women with a prior history of heart disease. The third is the Physicians' Health Study II, evaluating vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and a multivitamin among 15,000 male physicians. Finally, she leads the Brigham and Women's Hospital Vanguard Center of the Women's Health Initiative, evaluating the roles of low-fat diet, postmenopausal hormones, and calcium/vitamin D supplementation among over 70,000 women nationwide.
Dr. Burings visit to CMC is sponsored by the Reed Institute of Applied Statistics. She will present two lectures at the Athenaeum, the first at 12:15 p.m. and the second at 6:45 p.m..
LUNCH 12:15 p.m., LECTURE 12:45 p.m.
Among his many publications are Multiple Intelligences: Theory in Practice (1993), Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership (1996), and Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet (2001).
Gardner received the MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981, and in 2005 Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines selected him as one of the hundred most influential public intellectuals.
Howard Gardner will provide the keynote address for the 17th annual Kravis-de Roulet Conference, The Early Seeds of Leadership: Growing our Next Generation of Leaders. This years conference brings together recognized scholars and practitioners who will discuss the important contributions of early leadership to ones life in leadership. Speakers will highlight research uncovering the early contribution of genetics through life-shaping experiences in college.
Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law) and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He served as general counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee; as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Laurence H. Silberman; and, from 2001 to 2003, as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Yoo has recently published two books on war powers and terrorism. In The Powers of War and Peace (2005) he argues for a capacious understanding of presidential war powers through a recovery of the views of the founders on foreign affairs power, supplemented with arguments based on constitutional text, structure, and history. Yoo has been called the key legal architect of the Bush administrations response to 9/11. War By Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror (2006) offers an insiders account of the contexts, facts, and personalities behind the war on terror.
John Yoo's lecture at the Athenaeum is sponsored by the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.
Friedman is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (FSG, 1989), which won both the National Book Award and the Overseas Press Club Award in 1989 and was on The New York Times bestseller list for nearly twelve months. Friedman also wrote The Lexus and the Olive Tree (FSG, 1999), one of the best selling business books in 1999, and the winner of the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy. It is now available in twenty languages. His last book, Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11, issued by FSG in 2002, consists of columns Friedman published about September 11 as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections during his reporting on the post-September world as he traveled from Afghanistan to Israel to Europe to Indonesia to Saudi Arabia. In 2005, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005) was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report.
Friedman graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Mediterranean studies and received a master's degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford and has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University.
Thomas Friedman's visit is sponsored by the Res Publica Society of Claremont McKenna College.
In his Athenaeum presentation, author Marc Fisher will cover the main themes of his book, with special emphasis on radios role in breaking the color line in American popular culture, as well as the key pioneer in that moment, Los Angeles deejay Hunter Hancock.
Marc Fisher, whose column appears in The Washington Post three times each week, reports and writes about local, national, and personal issues. He also writes "The Listener," a column about radio, music, and culture that appears in the Post's Sunday Arts section. His blog, "Raw Fisher," and his online chat program, "Potomac Confidential," appear on washingtonpost.com. He also appears daily on Washington Post Radio. Prior to launching the column, Fisher was the paper's Special Reports Editor, responsible for generating and editing features, breaking news and other long-form stories from all staffs for Page One. He also wrote a column in the Post's Sunday Magazine.
In addition to Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation (2007), Fisher is author of After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History, published by Simon and Schuster in 1995. The book grew out of Fisher's four years as Bonn and Berlin bureau chief of The Post, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989. He has taught journalism at Princeton University, served as journalist-in-residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and been a visiting scholar at the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.
Winner of numerous journalism awards, Princeton University graduate Fisher worked at the Miami Herald from 1981 to 1986, when he moved to The Post. He covered the D.C. school system, was on the staff of the Sunday magazine, and served as Assistant City Editor before joining the Foreigh Desk in early 1989. After returing from Germany in 1994, Fisher was a writer in the Style section, covering politics, culture, and beliefs.
Kagan's last book redefined how we understand European-American relations and became famous for the observation, Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus. Now in his new book, Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World From Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century (2006), he redefines how we understand America and Americas foreign policy traditions.
In Dangerous Nation, he strips away the myth of American isolationism and reveals a more complicated reality: that Americans have been increasing their global power and influence steadily for the past four centuries.
Currently based in Brussels, Belgium, Kagan is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He writes a monthly column in the Washington Post, is a syndicated columnist with The New York Times Syndicate, and is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and the New Republic. Kagan served in the U.S. State Department as a deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, and was a member of the policy planning staff as principal speechwriter to the U.S. secretary of state.
Robert Kagan's visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World and the Athenaeum.
Halpern is currently chair of a committee formed on behalf of the Department of Educations Institute of Education Sciences that has been asked to draft a best-practices guide. This report will outline current problems facing girls and women in science and mathematics education and careers in fields commonly known as STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - as well as offer solutions that address those challenges based on research evidence.
Halperns research and publications include studies in gender differences in cognitive abilities. In December 2005, she discussed biopsychosocial contributions to cognitive performance during a public convocation in Washington, D.C., that was hosted by the National Academies of Science Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering to explore the impact of sex and gender on recruiting, hiring, promotion, and retention of academic science and engineering faculty.
Professor Halpern is a professor of psychology at CMC, director of The Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, and past president of the American Psychological Association. Halpern received her bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned post-graduate degrees from Temple University and the University of Cincinnati. Along with Susan Murphy, associate professor of psychology and associate director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, she edited From Work-Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor, in 2005. Halperns other books include Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (1995), Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond: New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2003), and Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (1986). Her numerous honors include the Western Psychological Associations Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002; an honorary doctorate from Mount St. Marys College in 2004, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati.