He wrote and directed two films, Thief of Hearts (1988) and Listen to Me (1990). Stewart also wrote the screenplay for the 1995 film adaption of The Scarlet Letter, starring Demi Moore. For theater, Stewart co-wrote An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, which premiered at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney in 2012. What About Love, Stewarts latest film starring Sharon Stone and Andy Garcia, will be released in theaters this year.
Stewart lives with his artist wife Judith in Hawaii. His three children, Dylan, Sean, and Shady live in Los Angeles.
Professor Medweds talk is sponsored by the Center for Human Rights Leadership and the Presidents Office at Claremont McKenna College.
In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and on the editorial board for the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies, he has published hundreds of articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, or edited more than fifty books, including Approaches to Auschwitz (1987); Ethics During and After the Holocaust (2006); The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (2010); Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide (2012); and Encountering the Stranger: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue (2012). Currently, he is working on two books: The Failure(s) of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities and Losing Trust in the World: Holocaust Scholars Encounter Torture.
Roth has been Visiting Professor of Holocaust studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, and his Holocaust-related research appointments have included a Koerner Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in England as well as an appointment as the Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. From 2011 to 2013, he chaired the national board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils. In addition to holding several honorary degrees, Roth was named the 1988 U.S. National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and in 2012, he received the Holocaust Educational Foundations Distinguished Achievement Award for Holocaust Studies and Research.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Michael Cohen was appointed as Director of the California Department of Finance by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2013. He serves as the Governors chief fiscal policy advisor. Prior to becoming Director, he served as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Finance from 2011 to 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Cohen was the departments lead contact with the state Legislature on the state budget. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Cohen worked at the Legislative Analysts Office (LAO). While there, he served as a local government finance analyst, Director of State Administration, and Deputy Legislative Analyst.
Mr. Cohen earned a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas and a Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
Cohen's visit to the Athenaeum is sponsored by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at CMC.
Upon its publication Hitlers Furies was met with widespread critical acclaim and a significant share of attention from awards committees. National Book Award winner and former guest at the Athenaeum, Deborah Lipstadt writes, "Hitler's Furies is a long overdue and superb addition to the history of the Holocaust. The role of women perpetrators during the Final Solution has been too much glossed over. Wendy Lower's book provides an important and stunning corrective. It is a significant addition to our understanding of the role of ordinary Germans in the Reich's genocide." Hitlers Furies is a 2013 National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction.
Lowers previous published books include The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia (Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context) (2011), which provides an in-depth study of a Jewish mans diary from Nazi-occupied Poland, and Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine (2006), which looks at the German colonization of and the Holocaust in Ukraine.
As a historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lower has published numerous articles and books on the Holocaust and conducted archival research and fieldwork in central and eastern Europe since 1992.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM
In addition to his career as screenwriter, Bienen is also an Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Columbia Universitys Graduate Film School. Previously, he also taught at La Femis (Paris), New York University, and the New School.
Bienen has an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia, and an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia. He has written screenplays for Dreamworks and New Line Cinema, and served as a story consultant at Miramax Films. He lives in New York City.
Andy Bienens visit to campus and Athenaeum talk is sponsored by the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at CMC.
PROGRAM 6:15 p.m.
As Head of the Financial Sponsors Group, Mark was responsible for managing all of Morgan Stanleys relationships with private equity firms globally. He has been involved in many of the largest and most complex LBOs. In addition, he has had the privilege of advising many private equity firms on financing and strategic opportunities at the GP level. Notable transactions where Mark was involved include the $45Bn LBO of TXU, $20Bn merger of Seagate and Veritas and the subsequent $2Bn LBO of Seagates disk drive business, $12Bn LBO of NXP, $11Bn LBO of SunGard and the $8Bn LBO of Avaya. At the GP level, Mark was involved in the $5Bn IPO of KPE, the subsequent merger of KKR and KPE and relisting of KKR on the NYSE, IPO of Blackstone, and the sale of a minority stake in TPG to CDB.
PROGRAM 1:15 p.m.
The Leading Social Innovation Conference on March 1st will feature social entrepreneurs and leaders in the field presenting models of social innovation. The conference will involve audience of community and social sector leaders, educators, and studentsincluding a student social venture poster session.
Distinguished speakers include:
Emily Arnold-Fernandez Founder and Executive Director of Asylum Access
Jane Aronson Founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Joshua Brody Director of Sequoyah School
Rich Brush Founder and CEO of Collective Health
Dina Buchbinder Founder/Executive Director of the United Nations Youth Association of Mexico
Susan Davis Founder, President & CEO of BRAC USA, Co-Author, Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know
Eden Full Founder, Roseicollis Technologies Inc. and Inventor of Sunsaluter and Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Saul Garlick Founder and CEO of ThinkImpact
Chris Grumm Chris Grumm Consulting Group, former President/CEO, Womens Funding Network
Anisa Haq Program Head for the Institute of Educational Development at BRAC University
Reginald Jones President/CEO, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Professor H.I. Latifee Managing Director of Grameen Trust
Rishi Manchanda President and Founder of HealthBegins and author, The Upstream Doctors
Chelina Odbert Co-founder and Executive Director of Kounkuey Design Initiative
Beverly Schwartz Author, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World
Please visit our KDR Conference page as the date approaches for program information:
Schillinger has also translated foreign language novels, including The Lady of Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Fils (2013), and Every Day, Every Hour by Natasa Dragnic (2012). Her latest project is a book called Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century (2013), where she coins new words and phrases that are helpful for life in 2014. For example, Schillinger defines canonbail as intending to spend ones leisure hours reading great works of literature, only to end up choosing less lofty fare, and dubbed answering your remote instead of the phone, along with other technological mix-ups, as droidian slips.
Leisl Schillingers visit to campus and Athenaeum presentation is sponsored by the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at CMC.
Kenan Rahmani is a Syrian American political and human rights activist. He serves as the Director of Operations and Development for the Syrian American Council, the largest grassroots organization of Syrian-Americans. His parents are from Damascus and he visited Syria regularly during the summers while growing up in Indiana. Since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, Kenan has been supporting the Syrian people and advocating for freedom and democracy. He previously served on the Board of SAC and worked with many civil society groups inside Syria and has made multiple trips to Turkey and inside Northern Syria to deliver humanitarian aid. He is regularly interviewed by the media for commentary regarding efforts to help promote democracy and peace in Syria.
Kenan is currently pursuing a degree in International Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Prior to his role executive chairman, Eric Schmidt served as Googles CEO from 2001-2011. During this time, he oversaw Googles technical and business strategy, scaled infrastructure, and diversified product offerings. Before this, he was the chairman and CEO at Novell, and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems. He is currently a member of President Obamas Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Jared Cohen currently serves as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously worked in the State Department, and was a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. In January 2013, he was one of three members of the first high-level American delegation to North Korea following the death of Kim Jong-il. In 2013 he was named one of TIMEs 100 most influential people, and studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
This event is co-sponsored by the vice president of student affairs and the Silicon Valley Program at CMC.
Two recent developments have drawn public attention to the on-going restitution work: George Clooneys feature film The Monuments Men, which sports an all-star cast and a sizeable production budget; and the discovery of the Gurlitt cache, some 1,300 pictures concealed in a Munich apartment that were found in the possession of the son of a well-known art dealer. Both the film and the sensational discovery have had significant reverberations for those addressing the history of Nazi art looting and the Allies restitution work.
In his talk, CMC Professor Jonathan Petropoulos will discuss what we can learn from the Clooney film and the revelation of the Gurlitt pictures. He will then relate these observations to the present-day restitution work undertaken by national (and state) governments, by museums around the world, by collectors of art, and by victims of the Holocaust and their heirs.
Jonathan Petropoulos is the John V. Croul Professor of European History at CMC. He is the author of four monographs, including Art as Politics in the Third Reich (1996), The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany (2000), and the forthcoming Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany (due out from Yale University Press in September). He also served as Research Director for Art and Cultural Property on the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, and has been engaged as an expert witness in a number of Holocaust-era art restitution cases.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Under his leadership, the internationally renowned music and dance group, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths and has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and in the international press and media. Yuval Ron has produced field recordings in the Sinai Desert with the Bedouins, archival preservation recordings of the sacred Yemenite, Moroccan and Andalusian Jewish traditions, and an album of master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek.
Yuval Ron takes us on a fascinating journey of the Oud (Middle Eastern Lute) from Baghdad, Irag, to Andalusia, Spain. This is the story of the master musician who brought the Oud to Spain and changed the music of Europe an exploration of the Jewish and Arabic Music that originated from Andalusia and the 600 years of Muslim role in Spain, as well as the mutual influences between these traditions and the Christian music tradition of Spain.
The Yuval Ron Ensemble, promoting peace through music, is sponsored by Hillel at the Claremont Colleges.
As a former Portfolio and Operations Manager for Franklin Templeton, Redlich is active on the boards of St. Lawrence University, The Aspen Science Center, and Conservation International. Her philanthropy has financed the Law Students for Reproductive Justice and charities throughout Africa and India. Her social issue documentaries include Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Borders (2008) and The Last Mountain (2011). Sarah founded the childrens clothing business, Spike & Annie.
Sarah Redlichs visit to campus is sponsored by Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children. The film Miss Representation will be screened throughout the afternoon in Freeberg Lounge at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. at the Athenaeum.
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