April 11, 88

Vol. 03 , No. 08   

Facts About the Population Crisis
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1988 12:30 p.m.

By the year 2020, the combined populations of Asia and Africa will be 6 to 8 billion people, significantly more than now live on the entire planet.... Within the next decade, 10,000 species of plant and animal life will disappear annually.

This information comes from "Facts about the Population Crisis," published by the Population Institute. The institute dedicates itself to making people aware of the world's population crisis and to controlling it by educating people about planned parenthood and the dangers of overpopulation.

On Friday, April 15, at noon, Werner Fornos, the president of the Population Institute, speaks at the Athenaeum. The noon luncheon will be followed by a half-hour presentation by Fornos about the work of the institute. A question-and-answer session is scheduled from 1:00-1:30 p.m. following the address.

Celebration of the Arts: CMC Student Musical Performances
LAURA COHEN '91, vocalist
SCOTT REEKSTIN '88, vocalist
CHERLY RIVIN '89, vocalist
LORRAINE WARE '88, violin
MIKE LINDEMAN '91, piano
LISA COEL '90, vocalist
DAVID SCOTT '88, piano
ROB SMITH '89, vocalist
MARILYN BELL '91, vocalist

A very special evening of fine food and entertainment is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. The Athenaeum's Celebration of the Arts proudly provides an elegant showcase for many talented Claremont McKenna College students. The evening's program, following one of Chef Robert's especially delectable repasts, is largely a musical tribute to the triumphs of classical composers and contemporary artists of stage and screen.

The scheduled performances will present a wide range of student talents, and are sure to leave you with a refreshing awareness of the multi-faceted abilities of our student body. Make your reservations early for this exclusive program, because space is limited to allow for the creative license of the performers. You won't want to miss this one, an event destined to become a CMC tradition.

Defense and Foreign Affairs
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1988 4:00 p.m. Bauer Lecture Hall

0n January 23, 1981, President Reagan announced the selection of John F. Lehman, Jr. to be secretary of the navy. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 29 and took the oath of office on February 5, becoming the 65th secretary of the navy.

Prior to this appointment, Lehman was president of Abington Corporation. Some highlights of his distinguished career in defense and foreign affairs include serving as special counsel and senior staff member to Dr. Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1974, and being deputy director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1975 to 1977.

Dr. Lehman, who earned his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, will make an address at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in Bauer Lecture Hall. His visit to CMC is sponsored by Res Publica. We encourage you to take the opportunity to meet this influential and distinguished guest.

Freeway to Extinction

E. P. (Phil) Pister is an associate fishery biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game in Bishop, California. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Pister is the executive secretary of the Desert Fishes Council, an international organization that he founded in 1969. He has published numerous articles on wildlife management and conservation, as well as environmental ethics.

Pister speaks at the Athenaeum about man's tendency to dominate nature and his impact on wildlife. Pister's presentation at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, follows a 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner.


Have you ever wanted to wear Levis to the Athenaeum, and not meet the wrath of a maitre d'? Or perhaps savor the tangy taste of "hands-on," barbecued ribs while sitting in the Security Pacific Dining Room? Now is your chance. On Wednesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. the Athenaeum is hosting its annual Western B-B-Q Students are invited to sign up for the event, dress in their most authentic Western garb, and experience the barbecue mastery of Chef Robert and crew-all to the sounds of your favorite country and western tunes. Make your reservations early, as this annual event is sure to be a sell-out!


Soviet Strategy Since World War II
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1988 12:45 p.m.

SDI, INF, and the Arms Control Process
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1988 2:00 p.m.

The Status and Prospects for Strategic Arms Control
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1988 3:15 p.m.

Current Issues of U.S. National Security
P. EDWARD HALEY, moderator
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1988 4:15 p.m.

The Likelihood and Implications of a START Agreement
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1988 7:00 p.m.

The National Strategy Information Center, Inc. of New York City, the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, and the Keck Center for International Strategic Studies cooperate to bring us this seminar on current issues concerning our country's national security. The program itself features four distinguished speakers; in addition to their lectures, the Athenaeum will hold both a luncheon and a dinner for which students and faculty are welcomed to sign up in order to meet the various guests. The luncheon starts the program at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 26, and the dinner follows a 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception.

Gary L. Guertner, professor of strategy and national security policy at the U.S. Army War College, is a former visiting research fellow with RAND Corp. in Santa Monica. He is co-author of The Last Frontier: An Analysis of the Strategic Defense Initiative (1986).

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. In 1987 he was assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, designate. He served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear forces and arms control policy from 1983 through 1987.

Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr. is president and executive director of the Arms Control Association. He is a former deputy director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1977-81).

Lawrence J. Korb is dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as assistant secretary of defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics) from 1981-85.


12:00 p.m. Luncheon
P. Edward Haley, Director, Keck Center
Franz G. Lassner, Senior vice president, Freedoms Foundation

12:45 p.m.
Gary L. Guertner, "Soviet Strategy Since World War II"

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., "SDI, INF, and the Arms Control Process"

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Beverage Break

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr., "The Status and Prospects for Strategic Arms Control"

4:15-5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: P. Edward Haley, Discussants: Gary L. Guertner, Frank J. Gaffney, Spurgeon M. Keeny

5:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m.
Lawrence J. Korb, "The Likelihood and Implications of a START Agreement"

Summary and Adjournment, Franz G. Lassner

Dinner Theater
FRANKENSTEIN presented by the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1988 8:00 p.m. Bridges Auditorium

The last Athenaeum social event this year is a buffet dinner, followed by the world-famous Tyrone Guthrie Theatre presentation of Frankenstein (1818).

We have tickets from Big Bridges which we will sell to students, faculty, and staff of Claremont McKenna College at $2.00 per person, plus $2.00 for one guest.

Use the coupon to reserve space for the buffet dinner starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by the performance at Big Bridges at 8:00 p.m. Please include your $2.00 per ticket with your reservation form.

The Future of Industrial Relations in the West

"The Future of Industrial Relations in the West" is the title of labor law specialist William B. Gould IV's talk at the Athenaeum on Thursday, April 28. Gould is the final lecturer for this semester's Phi Beta Kappa series at the Athenaeum. His address follows a 5.30 p.m. reception and dinner, and begins at 7:00 p.m.

Since 1984 Gould has been the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law at Stanford University Law School. He has taught in the law school at Stanford for 16 years.

Gould's research has been focused on labor law, with special interest in labor arbitration, comparative labor law, and industrial relations, particularly in Japan, and employment discrimination law. He has written books on job discrimination in the United States, on Japan's reshaping of American labor law, and labor relations in professional sports.

Gould's talk on the future of labor relations in the West promises to be very interesting.


This Fortnightly marks the end of our 1987-88 season at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. During the year we have learned more about the Constitution, politics in athletics, the Marshall Plan, political economy, AIDS, California history, Martin Luther King, China, Africa, and popluation. We had the opportunity to meet Pat Haden, Karch Kiraly, Conner Henry, Ricky Davis, Kevin Starr, Leonard Levy, John Irving, Gov. George Deukmejian, Irving Howe, Martin Marty, Paul Conrad, Margaret Papandreou, Patricia Schroeder, Elie Wiesel, Mortimer Adler, Rev. Leon Sullivan, and Allan Bloom. Almost every Athenaeum guest met with CMC students in a small group, as well as in a larger setting. It has been an exciting year, thanks to the attendance and support of each of you.

Our two fellows, Stephanie Lum and James Van Beek, have hosted our guests, guided the programs, and, above all, produced The Fortnightly. I thank them for their good humor and attention to the many details surrounding the activities here. John Roth, the faculty fellow, can see a possible solution to an impossible problem every time. He has been a steady source of encouragement and good ideas. Also, many thanks to the Athenaeum Committee, chaired by Dr. Roth.

We will miss the seniors, but I welcome the rest of our readers to attend our opening program of 1988-89. On September 6 and 7, in cooperation with the Center for Politics and Policy (Claremont Graduate School), the Athenaeum plans to host two politicians-the topic will be America 88. I look forward to seeing you on that occasion and, of course, at our final events during April.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1988

0n Sunday, May 1, the Athenaeum serves The Last Elegant Sunday Brunch of the spring semester. Make reservations for yourself (CMC only) and one guest as soon as possible, since this is a sellout event. The feast begins at 11:00 a.m., and will come to a satisfying close at 12:30 p.m. Please remember to turn in your guest's name and meal card number with your own to ensure reservations for both.