In 1993, Dr. Katz helped found the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University. This was the first time high school, college, and professional athletes were all enlisted in a program of this scale to combat mens violence against women. Today, the MVP program has been implemented across collegiate and professional athletics. Teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB use Mr. Katzs approach. In 1997 Dr. Katz created and directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the the U.S. Marine Corps, and from 2000-2003 served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defenses Task Force on Domestic Violence in the Military. Dr. Katz is also the author of two books: The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006), and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (2012).
This talk is sponsored by ASCMC, the department of athletics, and the Athenaeum as part of an ongoing series on social responsibility.
Wasserstrom is the author Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China: The View from Shanghai (1991), Global Shanghai, 1850-2010 (2009), and his talk at the Athenaeum will focus on his most recent publication, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010). This book explores how Chinas past shapes its present, and corrects many common misconceptions about Chinese culture and politics. Wasserstroms work is crucial to helping us understand this emerging global power.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard, a Washington-based political magazine and author of What to Expect When No Ones Expecting: Americas Coming Demographic Disaster (2013) (Encounter Books). His writings have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Post, The Claremont Review of Books, First Things, and elsewhere.
He is a regular commentator on both television and radio and blogs at JonathanLast.com.
For years, we have been warned about the looming danger of overpopulation: people jostling for space on a planet thats busting at the seams and running out of oil and food and land and everything else. Its all bunk. The "population bomb" never exploded. What to Expect When No Ones Expecting explains why the population implosion happened and how it is remaking culture, the economy, and politics both at home and around the world.
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LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM
At lunch time Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, who will be present via Skype from her home in Poland, will talk about the recently opened Museum of Polish Jews, where she serves as a senior director. This lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Parents Dining Room.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Distinguished Professor at New York University, and Program Director of the Core Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage (1998); Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 18641939 (1994) (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times (2008)(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron (2006) won a National Jewish Book Award. In 2008, she was honored with the award for lifetime achievement by the Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Mlotek Prize for Yiddish and Yiddish Culture. She currently serves on Advisory Boards for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Vienna Jewish Museum, and new Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.
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Joanna Auron-Gorska is a lecturer in Jewish Studies and Judaism for the Beit Warszawa Synagogue course Step by Step: Introduction to Judaism, in Bialystok and Warsaw. She was awarded a Ph.D.in Cultural Studies; A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Institute of Cultural Studies; and an M.A.in the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Great Britain.
Piotr Stasiak is the chairman of Beit Polska, the umbrella organization for progressive Judaism throughout Poland. To date Beit Polska has developed eight communities throughout Poland, including Beit Warszawa, the first community, in 1995. It has completed the first modern gender free translation of the prayer book in to Polish with editor Rabbi Gil Nativ, and has trained eight prayer leaders and five teachers of Progressive Judaism to serve the Polish Jewish community.
Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak began working with Beit Polska, the umbrella organization of Progressive Judaism in Poland, in 2011. He was born in a displaced persons (DP) Camp in Munich, Germany and grew up in Mason City, Iowa and Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated from Occidental College in 1969. Before attending rabbinical school, he worked as television cameraman and taught television production to teachers at Occidental College. Beliak graduated and received his ordination from Hebrew Union College, and has completed additional studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Merkaz HaRav. Rabbi Beliak served as chaplain and adjunct professor of Modern Jewish History at the Claremont Colleges from 1974 to 1991.
While always interested in the law, Shirin Ebadi did not choose a life of activism. Instead, a life of activism found her. Ebadi was born in the city of Hamadan in 1947 to a family of academics. She earned a law degree from the University Tehran. In 1978, Ebadi, then a 31-year-old judge on the Tehran city court, helped storm the justice ministry during the Iranian Revolution to topple the shah and install Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei. In 1979, following the Iranian Revolution, Ebadi found her circumstances changed and she was forced to resign by the new regime. Though she was unable to return to her law practice until 1993, she began writing articles and books campaigning for a stronger legal status for women and children, becoming a champion of human rights under the strict Islamic regime. In her career as a lawyer, she has taken on numerous child abuse, minority rights, and anti-censorship cases. She also established two non-governmental organizations: the Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child (SPRC) and the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC).
Ebadi has received numerous accolades and awards other than her Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004, Forbes magazine listed her as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. She has also been feature in TIME magazines as one of the worlds 100 most Influential People.
As a writer, Ebadi has published several books and many articles, including but not limited to Democracy, Human Rights, and Islam in Modern Iran: Psychological, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (2003), as well as her memoir, Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope (2006). Most recently, she wrote, The Golden Cage: Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny (2011). In a review for the United Kingdoms The Independent, Lucy Popescu writes that this book is, a testament to Ebadi's resilience and the courage of those, like her, who continue to peacefully fight against injustice.
Shirin Ebadis Athenaeum address is part of CMCs Inauguration Series celebrating the presidency of Dr. Hiram Chodosh.
Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier have lived in Paris for over forty years and were faculty members at the Institut dEtudes Politiques. After attending Rutgers University together in the 1960s, Borde and Malovany-Chevallier became close friends and both received degrees in linguistics in Paris. They have co-authored numerous books in English and French on subjects ranging from grammar to politics to American cooking. Some of their most notable collaborations include, My English is French: Corrigez facilement vos erreurs les plus courantes en anglais (1983) and Focus on american democracy: Le systeme politique en version originale (1996). They also worked on a project for teaching English to children called Magic English, which still functions today.
Like their previous work, this translation of The Second Sex has been met with wide acclaim from critics and scholars alike. In an interview with Laurel Zuckerman, Borde and Malovany-Chevallier framed the significance of their work to modern women and partially, their motivation behind the translation, what Beauvoir has to say about women is timeless. Her perspective is completely intellectual not to say philosophical. It is not anecdotal; it lays the premise for a kind of thinking about freedom and equality that can be applied to any master-slave situation. Young or old, we can all benefit from the intellectual framework of her thinking.
For his groundbreaking work, Professor Koh has received thirteen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. In his talk at the Athenaeum, Professor Koh will explore the question: Is there an Obama-Clinton Doctrine. This talk is part of President Chososhs inaugural Liberal Arts in Action speaker series.
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LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Christopher Harmon serves as the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University. He previously held positions as Curricula Director in the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and The Kim. T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency & Terrorism at the Marine Corps Universitys University Command and Staff College. Dr. Harmon is the editor or co-author of a number of books in the area of terrorism and counterterrorism including Toward A Grand Strategy Against Terrorism, Terrorism Today (2010), and Statecraft and Power: Essays in Honor of Harold W. Rood (1994). In addition, he has testified before Congress and spoken before numerous groups both nationally and internationally. Dr. Harmons latest work, A Citizens Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism, will be published by Routledge in December.
Dr. Harmon holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Government from Claremont Graduate School and a B.A. in History from Seattle University. Dr. Harmon has been honored by the Department of State as the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award.
Professor Harold W. (Bill) Rood was a great teacher, mentor, and friend to many generations of students of history and international relations, especially those at Claremont McKenna College. Born in 1922, he served as a heavy machine gunner and a radio operator in Patton's Third Army, in the European Theater of Operations, where he rose to the rank of private first class. He continued his military service in the Army Reserve during the Korean War as an order of battle specialist and a strategic intelligence analyst. He also served on the staff and faculty of the Sixth Army Intelligence School.
Dr. Rood earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed to the Government Department faculty of Claremont Men's College in 1962, and came to hold the W.M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies. Dr. Rood won multiple Outstanding Teacher Awards at CMC and established himself as a favorite among CMC undergrads, while attracting a loyal following from then-Claremont Graduate School (now University). He is survived by his wife, Juanita, and daughters Hilary and Elizabeth.
In his latest book, The Psychedelic Explorers Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys (2011), Dr. James Fadiman contends that LSD can be used in safe and effective manner to serve at least three purposes: creative problem solving, therapy, and spirituality. Fadiman describes the best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages using his more than 40 years of experience and the benefits of everything from having a guide during session to the importance of setting to outlining pre-session intention.
Fadiman is known as, Americas wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use. Fadiman received his B.A. from Harvard University in Social Relations, his M.A., and his Ph.D from Stanford in Psychology. In 1966, he was a researcher for the International Foundation for Advanced Study, a privately funded facility dedicated to psychedelic drug research, until that organization was ordered to stop by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. James Fadiman is a former director of IONS, teaches at Sofia University, formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, California, which he cofounded in 1975.
Some of her most notable documentaries cover the light of Spirit in every faith (Radiance: The Experience of Light) (1978), progressive education that honors children's natural knowing (Why Do these Kids Love School?)(1990), and the extraordinary healing journey of a woman with a spinal cord injury (Moment by Moment: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale)(2005). Fadiman has produced several series, including a trilogy on abortion rights (From the Back-Alleys to the Supreme Court)(1992) and a five-part series on AIDS in Africa (Seeds of Hope)(2006). Her most recent film is STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote (2008), examines the integrity of a decade of U.S. elections. Fadimans book, PRODUCING with PASSION: Making Films that Change the World (2008), follows her career and shows how independent filmmakers can bring powerful stories to light through documentaries.
James and Dorothy Fadimans visit to the Athenaeum is sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies. For more see dorothyfadiman
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Outside of banking, Jeff has played various roles as an entrepreneur and developer. He is Co-founder and/or principal of: Hunter Roberts Construction Group based in New York; Guilford Re in Bermuda; Zaza Hotels in Texas; Rottet Studio design firm in New York, Houston and Los Angeles; and, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jeff continues to serve the Oklahoma City community as an advocate and contributor for various charities.
After graduating from Claremont McKenna with a bachelors in Economics in 1981, Jeff began his career at California Mortgage Services in Santa Ana, CA. He joined Midland Mortgage/MidFirst Bank in 1983, and became president and CEO in 1987. He resides in Oklahoma City with his wife, Marisa, and their two young sons. Jeff is a retired rugby player, terrible golfer, decent skier and improving parent.
Jeffs presentation is sponsored by the Robert Day School Distinguished Speaker Series.
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