Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Claremont McKenna College

2010-2011 Program Calendar

SPRING SEMESTER 2011


Unless noted, all programs begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum

A blue speaker name indicates a link to a streaming video

Wednesday,
January 19
Eric Hughson, Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Finance and Economics, CMC; co-author, The Misuse of Expected Returns (2006) and Hybrid Markets, Tick Size, and Investor Welfare (2006); "Funding Constraints, Asset Volatility, Market Liquidity, and Financial Crises: Lessons from History"
 
Monday,
January 24
Denice Ann Evans, CEO/owner, J'Hue Film Productions, LLC.; filmmaker of Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture (2007); "Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture"
 
Tuesday,
January 25
Peter Lee Johnson, violin; member of the inaugural class, Popular Music Performance Program, USC; "Improvisations"
 
Wednesday,
January 26
Madeline Levine, psychologist, author, The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Discontented and Unhappy Kids (2006) and See No Evil: A Guide to Protecting Our Children from Media Violence (1998); "The Future of American Education "
 
Friday,
January 28
Jessica Beckerman, co-executive director and founder, Project Muso Ladamunen, Malian NGO; "Pragmatic Solidarity and Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Disease" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
January 31
Eric Puchner, assistant professor of literature, CMC; author, Model Home: A Novel (2010) and Music through the Floor (2005); "An Evening with the Author"
 
Wednesday,
February 2
Greg Lukianoff, president, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Huffington Post blogger; "Unlearning Liberty: The Chilling Effects of Campus Censorship "
 
Thursday,
February 3
Gregory D. Hess, vice president for academic affairs, Dean of Faculty, James G. Boswell Professor of Economics, George R. Roberts Fellow; editor, forthcoming Guns and Butter and co-author, Where Have All the Heroes Gone? A Self-Interested, Economic Theory of Heroism (2008); "The Federal Reserve’s Dueling Mandate"
 
Friday,
February 4
Carla Christofferson, managing partner, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP; co-owner, Los Angeles Sparks women's professional basketball team; "Lunch with a Leader: Commercial Litigation" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
February 7
Nangy Ghafarshad, proprietor, Walter's Restaurant, Claremont; senior cultural advisor, U.S. Department of Defense; "Afghanistan: My Personal View"
 
Tuesday,
February 8
Elizabeth Cauffman, associate professor of psychology & social behavior and education, U.C. Irvine; co-author, forthcoming The Effects of Visitation on Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders: How Contact with the Outside Impacts Adjustment on the Inside and author, Understanding the Female Offender (2008); "Arrested Development"
 
Wednesday,
February 9
Vali Nasr, professor of international politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; author, Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It will Mean for Our World (2009) and The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam will Shape the Future (2006); "The Coming Revolution in the Muslim World: Economics vs. Extremism"
 
Thursday,
February 10
Karen Han, erhu; Cecelia Yu, pipa; "Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit"
 
Monday,
February 14
Steven Phillips, Director, Specialized Information Services; associate director, National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Department of Health & Human Services; "Disaster Preparedness and Response: the Role of the National Library of Medicine"
 
Tuesday,
February 15
Charles Baxter, Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing, University of Minnesota; author, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (2011) and The Soul Thief: A Novel (2008); "An Evening with the Author"
 
Wednesday,
February 16
Gloria Feldt, former CEO and president , Planned Parenthood Federation of America (1996-2005); author, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power (2010) and co-author, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles (2007); "Riding the Leadership Wave: Embracing Controversy"
 
Thursday,
February 17
Chris White, actor; Michael Parola, percussion; Hsiao-Ling Lin, piano; Tahirah Whittington, cello; "Core Ensemble: Of Ebony Embers-Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance"
 
Monday,
February 21
Robert Walters P'13, executive vice president and general counsel, Energy Future Holdings Corporation; "Powering America: The Big Technological, Cost, and Environmental Issues Confronting Electric Power in the Future"
 
Tuesday,
February 22
Zalmay Khalilzad P'05 P'13, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2007 to 2009); United States Ambassador to Iraq (2003-2005) and United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007); co-author, The United States and a Rising China: Strategic and Military Implications (1999) and author, From Containment to Global Leadership: America and the World After the Cold War (1995); "U.S. Foreign Policy: The Future of Afghanistan and Its Neighbors"
 
Wednesday,
February 23
Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman senior fellow for counterterrorism and national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author, Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (2011) and Digital Dragon: High-technology Enterprises in China (2003); "Asian Innovation and American Competitiveness"
 
Thursday,
February 24
Philip Norman Bredesen, Jr., former governor, Tennessee (2003-2011); author; "Fresh Medicine: How to Fix, Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System" (2011) (12:00 p.m.)
 
Thursday,
February 24
Peter Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies, director, Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judiac Studies, Case Western Reserve University; author, Human Rights and the World's Religions: The Jewish Tradition (2005) and Responsa: Literary History of a Rabbinic Genre (1996); "The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Sinking in the Shifting Sands?"
 
Friday,
February 25
Lois Frankel, psychologist; executive coach; president, Corporate Coaching International; author, See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work (2007) and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (2004); "Women and Leadership: See Jane Lead" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
February 28
Manning Marable, M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American studies and professor of public affairs and history; Columbia University; author, forthcoming Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (2011) and The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life (2003); "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"
 
Tuesday,
March 1
James Fenton, poet; author, Selected Poems (2006) and Out of Danger (1994); "An Evening with the Poet"
 
Wednesday,
March 2
Heidi Nelson Cruz '94, Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co; Tiffany Kosch, Managing Director, Bayside Capital; Jill W. Mullen P'12, former Managing Director, GE Capital Services, Stamford, Connecticut; First Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Merrill Lynch & Co., New York; "Women in Finance: Can You Achieve Work/Life Satisfaction?"
 
Thursday,
March 3
Ross Levine, James and Mary Tisch Professor of Economics; director, William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, Brown University; co-author, forthcoming The Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work for Us and Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern (2005); "The Guardians of Finance: Making Them Work For Us" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Thursday,
March 3
Kevin Burke '11, "CMC Forum Idea Night at the Ath: Everything You Learned in Finance Class is Bull S%$@"; Connor Barclay '13, "CMC Forum Idea Night at the Ath: Tailoring- Past, Present, and Future"; Zachary Robin '13, "CMC Forum Idea Night at the Ath: The J-Term"; Jesse Blumenthal '11, "CMC Forum Idea Night at the Ath: Rethinking Defense Resources- A More Efficient Allocation"
 
Friday,
March 4
Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; founder, The Center for Advanced Hindsight; author, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions (2009) and The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (2010); "The Upside of Irrationality" (4:00 p.m. Mary Pickford Auditorium)
 
Monday,
March 7
Louise Leakey, paleontologist; co-director, Koobi Fora Research Project; adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, SUNY, Stony Brook; "Secrets in the Sand"
 
Tuesday,
March 8
Angela Oh, attorney, Oh & Barrera, LLP, Los Angeles, Zen Buddhist priest, Rinzai sect; executive director, Western Justice Center Foundation; author, Open: One Woman's Journey (2002); "Time is of the Essence - Women and Change"
 
Monday,
March 21
Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder, Families and Work Institute; author, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (2010) and Ask the Children: What America's Children Really Think About Working Parents (1999); "Mind in the Making"
 
Tuesday,
March 22
Philip Oldenburg, Research Scholar, Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University; author, India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths (2010) and India: A Question and Answer Book (2005); "India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths"
 
Wednesday,
March 23
Gary Vaynerchuk, video blogger; wine critic; author, Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion (2009) and The Thank You Economy (2011); "The Thank You Economy" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Wednesday,
March 23
Volker Vogt, professor of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, Cornell University; co-author, An LYPSL Late Domain in the Gag Protein Contributes to the Efficient Release of Rous Sarcoma Virus (2009) and Mutations in the Spacer Peptide and Adjoining Sequences in Rous Sarcoma Virus Gag Lead to Tubular Budding (2008); "Assembly of a Retrovirus Particle: Lessons for HIV from the Chicken Virus RSV"
 
Thursday,
March 24
Vicky Colbert, 2011 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership recipient; founder, Escueda Nueva (1975) and Escueda Nueva Foundation (1987); "Advancing Equity and Quality in Latin American Education" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Thursday,
March 24
"Mariachi Divas: A Musical Celebration in Honor of Cesar Chavez" Cindy Shea, trumpet, founding director; Gina Duran, trumpet; Ariana Mejia, flute, vocals; Claudia Cubides, congas, percussion; Diana McConnell, guitarron; Mayra Martinez, vihuela; Jenaette Martinez, guitar, vocals; Martha Ramirez, vihuela, guitar, vocals; Angel Garcia, violin, vocals; Lorena Panella, guitar, vocals; Rosalie Rodriguez, violin; Stephanie Martinez, violin, vocals; Valerie Carlos, guitar, vocals;
 
Monday,
March 28
Sheila Pinkel, professor of art, Pomona College; author, X-RAY PHOTOGRAMS (2010); "India in Transition, Varanasi 2010" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
March 28
Mary Cappello, professor of English, affiliated professor of women's studies, University of Rhode Island; author, Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them (2010) and Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life (2009); "Swallowed and Saved: The Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection and the Art it Has Inspired"
 
Tuesday,
March 29
Thomas Mann, W. Averill Harriman Chair, senior fellow of governance studies, Brookings Institution; co-author, The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (2008) and Party Lines: Competition, Partisanship, and Congressional Redistricting (2005); "The Politics of Campaign Finance Reform"
 
Wednesday,
March 30
David Krieger, founder and president, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; former judge pro tem, Santa Barbara Superior Court; "Leadership for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Wednesday,
March 30
Cory Doctorow, blogger; co-editor, Boing Boing; author, For the Win (2010) and Little Brother (2008); "A Little Bit Pregnant: Why it’s a Bad Idea to Regulate Computers the Way We Regulate Radios, Guns, Uranium and Other Special-purpose Tools"
 
Thursday,
March 31
Anne Harley, soprano; assistant professor of music, Scripps College; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Daniel Zuluaga, theorbo; adjunct professor of music, Claremont Graduate University; "Reunir les gouts: French and Italian airs de cours and arias from the Baroque"
 
Friday,
April 1
Richard Hasen, William H. Hannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; author, Remedies: Examples and Explanations (2007) and The Supreme Court and Election Law: Judging Equality from Baker v. Carr to Bush v. Gore (2003); "Beyond Citizens United: Campaign Finance Law and the Roberts Court" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
April 4
Louise Glück, U.S. poet laureate consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress (2003-2004); U.S. special bicentennial consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress (1999-2000); Rosenkranz writer-in-residence, Yale University; author, A Village Life (2009) and Averno (2006); "An Evening with Louise Glück"
 
Tuesday,
April 5
Mary Evans, Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell '66 Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; co-author, forthcoming Bridging the Gap between the Field and the Lab: Environmental Goods, Policy Maker Input, and Consequentiality and Regulation with Direct Benefits of Information Disclosure and Imprefect Monitoring (2009); "The Role of Economics in Managing Environmental Health Risks"
 
Wednesday,
April 6
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; author, forthcoming The Origins of Political Order (2011) and Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States (2008); "Government in Asia, Then and Now"
 
Thursday,
April 7
Weijian Shan, CEO, Pacific Alliance Group; author, Reforms of China's Foreign Trade System: Experiences and Prospects (2002) and Environmental Risks and Joint Venture Sharing Arrangements (1991); Wei Zhang, lecturer in the Chinese economy and management, University of Cambridge; author, Stepping Stones to National Market Integration: The Role of Special Economic Zones (2007) and Further Reform of Pension System in China: An Alternative Option to Fully Funded Individual Accounts (2007); Shaomin Li, professor of management, Old Dominion University; co-author, Modeling Privatization as a Firm Strategy (2005) and author, Why a Poor Governance Environment Does Not Deter Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of China and Its Implications for Investment Protection (2005); Yasheng Huang, professor of international management, Sloan School, MIT; co-editor, Financial Reform in China (2005) and author, Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics (2008), moderator; "Can China Innovate?" (12:30 p.m.)
 
Thursday,
April 7
Beatriz Paredes Rangel, former president (2007-2011), Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico; former Tlaxcala governor (1987-1992); author, Con la cabeza descubierta (Bareheaded) (2008) and Iberoamerica 2020: Retro ante la crisis (Latin America 2020: After the Crisis ) (2009); "The PRI in 21st Century Mexico"
 
Monday,
April 11
Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University; co-founder, Partners in Health; author, Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader (2010) and Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (2003); "Imagining a More Just World: Partnering with the Poor"
 
Tuesday,
April 12
Samuel Sommers, associate professor of psychology, Tufts University; author, On Racial Diversity and Group Decision-making: Identifying Multiple Effects of Racial Composition on Jury Deliberations (2006) and co-author, Lay Theories about White Racists: What Constitutes Racism (and What Doesn’t) (2006); "Race and Juries"
 
Wednesday,
April 13
Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley; former U.S. Secretary of Labor (1993-1997); author, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (2010) and Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life (2008); "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future"
 
Thursday,
April 14
Jonathan Berk, A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance, Stanford University; co-author, Corporate Finance (2007) and Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (2009); "Are Mutual Fund Managers Skilled?" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Thursday,
April 14
Jennifer Burns, assistant professor of history, University of Virginia; author, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (2009); "Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith, and Politics"
 
Friday,
April 15
David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, U.C. Berkeley; co-editor, Finding Work: Jobs and Welfare Reform (2000) and Handbook of Labor Economics (1999); "Immigration: Economics, Attitudes and Policies" (12:30 p.m.)
 
Monday,
April 18
Thomas Carothers, vice president for studies, international politics, and governance, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; author, Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies (2006) and Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge (2006); "Understanding and Responding to the New Middle East"
 
Tuesday,
April 19
Mark Bauerlein, professor of English, Emory University; author, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) (2008) and Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 (2001); "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30)"
 
Wednesday,
April 20
Timothy Naftali, director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum; author, George H.W. Bush (2007); "To Tell the Truth: Public History in a Public Museum"
 
Friday,
April 22
Hamza Yusuf, co-founder, Zaytuna College (1996); author, The Prayer of the Oppressed and Walking On Water (2010) and The Creed of al-Tahawi (2007); "Law, Ethics, and Shari'a" (12:00 p.m.)
 
Monday,
May 2
Edward Leamer, Director of Anderson Forecast, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, professor of economics and statistics, UCLA; author, Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories (2009) and co-editor, Handbook of Econometrics, Vol. 6B (2007); "Economists are Pattern-Seeking Story-Telling Animals"
 
Tuesday,
May 3
Seth Lerer, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Literature, U.C. San Diego; author, Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (2008) and editor, The Wind in the Willows: An Annotated Edition (2009); "Prayer and Possession: Stories of Devotion in a Newly Discovered Book of Hours;" (6:45 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
 
Wednesday,
May 4
Perundevi Srinivasan, visiting assistant professor in Religious Studies, CMC; author, Ikkadal Icchuvai (This Sea, This Taste) (2006) and Tiyuraittukkam (Fire within Sleep) (1997); "Writing the Limits: A Poetry Reading;" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)