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September 2018

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American Student Revolutionaries in Britain’s “1968” - A Study of Transnational Sixties

Mon, September 17th, 2018
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A talk by Dr. David M. Fowler - University of Cambridge and Amherst College, Monday, September 17 at 4:15 pm in Griffin 6

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Economics Department Seminar: "Cournot Fire Sales"

Wed, September 19th, 2018
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Assistant Professor Greg Phelan will present an Economics department seminar based on joint work with Thomas Eisenbach of the NY Fed:  "Cournot Fire Sales".

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In the Romantic Era & Beyond by Ian Balfour

Wed, September 19th, 2018 - Mon, September 24th, 2018
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Ian Balfour, Professor of English and of Social and Political Thought at York University, will present a lecture entitled "Epic Fail in the Romantic Era and Beyond: On the Vanishing of a Genre – Wordsworth, Hegel, Walcott, Godard" on Monday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m. in Griffin 5.  

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Powerful Water & Thirsty Energy: The Energy-Water Nexus

Thu, September 20th, 2018
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A talk and discussion about the challenges of the interdependence between energy and water, and the solution space created at the Department of Energy and the White House. Dr. Noel Bakhtian is the Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a research and education consortium bringing together the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory and the four public research universities in Idaho and Wyoming.…

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The Appropriation of Hagar

Tue, September 25th, 2018
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Professor Nyasha Junior, Religion Department, Temple University, will give a lecture entitled "The Appropriation of Hagar," Wednesday, September 25, 4:30pm in Griffin 7.

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Alexander Chee Reading & Book-signing

Tue, September 25th, 2018
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Best-selling author of Edinburgh and Queen of the Night, Alexander Chee, will read from his new book of essays, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. Books will be available for purchase. Book-signing and reception to follow reading.

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars & CDE Seminar: "Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia"

Thu, September 27th, 2018
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David McKenzie, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at The World Bank, will present a joint Economics Class of 1960 Scholars and CDE seminar: "Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia".

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Lecture by Maya Jasanoff -- "The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World"

Thu, September 27th, 2018
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Professor Maya Jasanoff, Professor of History and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University, will be giving a talk on "The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World" on Thursday, September 27, at 4:15 pm in Griffin 7.

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October 2018

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar: Who Needs a Fracking Education? The Educational Response to Low-Skill Biased Technological Change

Tue, October 2nd, 2018
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Elizabeth Cascio, Associate Professor of Economics at Dartmouth, will present an Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar: Who Needs a Fracking Education? The Educational Response to Low-Skill Biased Technological Change.

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The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order

Tue, October 2nd, 2018
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Renowned anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff will speak about their latest book, "The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order" in which they make a startling claim that it is not by our arts, politics, or science that we understand ourselves but rather by our crimes.

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Public Health Class of 1960 Scholar: Forgotten Quality of Life - Public Health, Dementia and Palliative Care

Tue, October 2nd, 2018
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Professor Krista Harrison from UCSF will be presenting the Public Health Class of 1960 Scholars Colloquium "Forgotten Quality of Life - Public Health, Dementia and Palliative Care" in Griffin 3 at 7:30pm.

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Economics Department Seminar - The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion

Wed, October 3rd, 2018
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Professors Lara Shore-Sheppard and Tara Watson will present an Economics department seminar - The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion.

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The Catholic Vision of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

Wed, October 3rd, 2018
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A lecture by Prof. Paul Gondreau from Providence College about the Catholic interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s elic fantasy The Lord of the Rings. The lecture will be held in Griffin 3 from 7pm-8:30pm and is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Williams Catholic and the Thomistic Institute.

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SIPD: Students for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Informational Meeting TONIGHT!

Wed, October 3rd, 2018
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SIPD is a group of students seeking to foster dialogue about complicated issues involving Israel/Palestine. We are hoping to host a handful of events throughout the semester and kick off with an organizational meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 3rd, at 8pm in Griffin 6.

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Meditation-Related Challenges: Their Nature, Cause, and Influence for Meditators and Meditation Culture

Thu, October 4th, 2018
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Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Griffin Hall, room 7. Willoughby Britton, Department of Psychiatry, Brown Univeristy and Jared Lindahl, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University will give a joint lecture of meditation-related challenges.

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Critical Theories of Anti-Semitism: Israel, Racism, and Post-Holocaust Judeophobia

Thu, October 4th, 2018
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Jonathan Judaken, Professor of History at Rhodes College, Judaken will discuss how Anti-Semitism, or what Judaken prefers to term “Judeophobia” is a deeply under-theorized field. He will make a plea for mining the resources of critical theory to explore post-Holocaust Judeophobia.

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Remembrance and Forgetting: The Great War in France

Wed, October 10th, 2018
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Susan McCready, Professor of French and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of War and Memory at the University of South Alabama, will discuss the First World War as a site of memory.

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Williams Remembers World War I (Wed, Oct 10, 6PM)

Wed, October 10th, 2018
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Williams has organized a year-long series of events in 2018 to honor the centenary of the First World War. For full info on all these events (films, lectures, exhibition, courses), click on the link. This week: Join us for a lecture on France & WWI, on Wed, Oct 10, 6PM, Griffin 3!

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France and the First World War: TODAY, 6PM, Griffin 3 !

Wed, October 10th, 2018
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To honor the centenary of the First World War (1918-2018), join us for a fascinating lecture on “Remembering & Forgetting: The Great War in France”: TODAY, at 6PM, in Griffin 3! For more info on this and all our WWI centenary events, click on the link!

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Williams-Mystic Info Session 10/10

Wed, October 10th, 2018
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Curious to learn more about Williams-Mystic Ocean & Coastal Studies Semester? All majors & class years are encouraged to join W-M alumni, admissions, and Executive Director for an information session with Hot Tomatoes pizza & local apple cider this Wednesday, Oct. 10th from 6:30-7:30pm in Griffin 5.

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Rabbi Sally J. Priesand Lecturing on her experience as the first-ever female rabbi

Wed, October 10th, 2018
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Please join the first event for Women of Faith, co-sponsored by WCJA and the Chaplains' Office, to learn from Rabbi Sally J. Priesand about her journey to become the first female rabbi.

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar - The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?

Thu, October 18th, 2018
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Ebonya Washington, Professor of Economics at Yale, will present an Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar - The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood?

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Leisy Abrego | Latinx Heritage Month Public Talk: “‘I am more than just papers’: Healing in the Face of Legal Violence”

Thu, October 18th, 2018
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Abrego's talk will describe some of the ways that legal violence plays out in immigrant lives while highlighting immigrants’ various forms of healing and resistance.

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Writing at Degree Zero with Zen Teacher & Poet Norman Fischer

Fri, October 19th, 2018
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When you get past ambition, publication, professionalism, and culture wars, why are we writing and what is it we are given to write? Explore these questions with Norman Fischer, Soto Zen priest and author of more than twenty-five books of poetry and nonfiction, at Writing at Degree Zero.

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German Society and Politics during the First Total War, 1914-1918

Tue, October 23rd, 2018
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Raffael Scheck, Professor of modern European history at Colby College, will pose the questions: For what did Germans fight in World War I? Was the achievement of democracy worth between 2 and 3 million deaths? Did the social welfare state or women's suffrage justify it? How did the struggle change German society and politics? Taking some concrete biographical examples, the…

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HOMELAND inSECURITY

Tue, October 23rd, 2018
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As Mohammed Hafez presents his artwork, students and faculty will have the opportunity to engage with the politically sensitive and incredibly emotional Syrian civil war through the means of powerful visual communication.

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Economics Department Seminar: Growth, Unemployment, and Labor-Saving Technical Change

Wed, October 24th, 2018
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Assistant Professor Greg Casey will present an Economics department seminar:  Growth, Unemployment, and Labor-Saving Technical Change.

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“Gossip and Reputation in Early Medieval China”

Thu, October 25th, 2018
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In this talk Professor Chen will discuss some recent accounts of gossip as constitutive of society and social networks, and then turn to a reading of a selection of anecdotes that illustrate how gossip is framed and thematized in the medieval collection "New Accounts of Tales of the World."

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Samantha Livingstone- Honoring the Whole Athlete

Thu, October 25th, 2018
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Samantha Arsenault Livingstone is back by popular demand.  Speaking last year to a crowd with standing room only, Samantha is back to explore how to perform in a society that is constantly asking for more.  The event is free and open to all.

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The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Matter

Fri, October 26th, 2018
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Referred to as “the Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Bullard has been the leading voice against environmental racism for decades, including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico.

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Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind Screening & STS Info Session

Fri, October 26th, 2018
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Join the Science and Technology Studies program for refreshments and a screening of Miyazaki's 1984 post-apocalyptic classic Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind!

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar: Spillover Effects of IP Protection in the Interwar Aircraft Industry

Tue, October 30th, 2018
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Walker Hanlon, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Stern School of Business, will present an Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar.

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A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Tue, October 30th, 2018
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A talk by Victoria Smolkin, Associate Professor of History at Wesleyan University.

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Winona LaDuke: "Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective"

Tue, October 30th, 2018
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Winona LaDuke is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist who has devoted her life to working nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.

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November 2018

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CDE Seminar: Recent Trends in Global Income Distribution and Their Political Consequences

Thu, November 1st, 2018
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Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, will discuss "Recent Trends in Global Income Distribution and Their Political Consequences" at 4 PM on Thursday, November 1 in Griffin 6.

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Towards an Environmental History of Racial Capitalism in St. Louis

Fri, November 2nd, 2018
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Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He will discuss his second book, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley (2013).  Retaining a focus on the immediate experience of slavery and mastery, River of Dark Dreams embeds the history of slavery in the U.S. in the histories of…

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Sun, November 4th, 2018
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Converging Worlds will be hosting a non-violent direct action training on Sunday, 11/4 from 12PM to 3:30PM in Griffin 3. You can leave early. Connect with change-makers from RI (the FANG Collective) doing awesome actions around environmental, immigrant, indigenous, and prison justice. Register!

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Trans Lives: A Teach-In

Sun, November 4th, 2018
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In response to the recent attacks on trans rights, QSU, in collaboration with QTI+PoC, will host a teach-in with featured speakers on topics related to the trans experience and ways to fight back (followed by a Q&A session). Everyone is invited to attend and learn! Refreshments will be served.

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The Once and Future Worker: How the Consumerist Consensus Led America Astray, and How to Recover

Mon, November 5th, 2018
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In his new book, The Once and Future Worker, Manhattan Institute scholar (and Eph) Oren Cass '05 challenges our basic assumptions about what prosperity means and where it comes from.

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Globalization, Consumption and the American Worker

Mon, November 5th, 2018
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Professor Carlson and the Manhattan Institute's Oren Cass '05 will discuss Cass' new book, The Once and Future Worker, with a focus on how globalization and consumerism have hurt America and its workers.

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Economics Department Seminar: "Community College Student Decision Making in the Wake of the Great Recession"

Wed, November 7th, 2018
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Visiting Assistant Professor Melinda Petre will present an Economics department seminar.

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Art Colloquium: “Bodies Made of Numbers, Numbers Made of Bodies”

Wed, November 7th, 2018
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Catherine Howe, lecturer in the Art Department, presents “Bodies Made of Numbers, Numbers Made of Bodies,”

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Deconstructing Ableism Around the World

Thu, November 8th, 2018
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Join us to meet Williams grad Aseel Abulhab. Aseel received a Watson Fellowship and a Fulbright research grant (Jordan). Rescheduled from November 1.

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The Conundrum of the Arena: Violent Spectacles and the Roman System of Values

Thu, November 8th, 2018
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"The Conundrum of the Arena: Violent Spectacles and the Roman System of Values", a lecture by Kathleen Coleman, Harvard University

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Afro-Diasporic Environmentalism, Reconsidered

Fri, November 9th, 2018
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Professors José Constantine and James Manigault-Bryant will consider the numerous insights and wisdoms gained from the fall lecture series on "Afro-diasporic Environmentalism: Explorations of environmental racism and justice." The series has included talks by Drs. Robert Bullard, Beverly Wright, and Walter Johnson, as well as a symposium on the Role of Religion, Creativity and Environmental Ethics in the Afro-Atlantic Diaspora.…

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One Hundred Years of Communism in the USA

Sat, November 10th, 2018
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Introducing long overlooked archival material and fresh interpretations, this conference offers an exploration of the party’s evolution, leadership, and demise since its founding in 1919 to illuminate trends in American society not only politically but socially, culturally, and economically.

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BSU Presents: Town Hall (Sunday 11/11: 2pm in Griffin 3) *all-campus event

Sun, November 11th, 2018
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Join BSU for a town hall Sunday Nov. 11th at 2pm in Griffin 3! We will primarily be discussing housing and the Davis Center Renovations. We invite you to share your thoughts on affinity housing, the new online housing system, the entry/JA system, and plans to reimagine all 4 Davis Center buildings.

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Art Department 1960s Scholar Talk: Allison Freedman Weisberg, Founder and Director of Recess Art

Mon, November 12th, 2018
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Allison Freedman Weisberg founded Recess, an artists’ workspace that is open to the public. Their program goes beyond the traditional museum or residency structure to facilitate interactions between artists and audiences throughout the creative process.

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Dialogue and Dinner: A Workshop on Negotiation and Conversation

Mon, November 12th, 2018
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Debbie Goldstein '97, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School and Graduate School of Education, will lead a workshop on negotiation, mediation, and difficult conversations. It will be in the context of dialogue surrounding both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and challenging topics at large.

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Math/Stat After Williams, a panel of Williams professors talk about their paths to graduate school, their first jobs, and more, Tuesday, November 13

Tue, November 13th, 2018
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Math/Stat After Williams, a panel of Williams professors talk about their paths to graduate school, their first jobs, and more, Tuesday, November 13, 7 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome.

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The Lost Forests of New England

Wed, November 14th, 2018
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The film tells the story of what central New England's original forests looked like before European settlers arrived, what happened when and since they did arrive, and what old growth remnants we have today. Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Robert Leverett.  Robert T. Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail…

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The Two Souths of '68: Remembering Revolution in These Hard Times

Thu, November 15th, 2018
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Robin Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at the University of California, LA will explore the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and discuss what we learned, what we lost, and where we go from here.

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Nazism Has Conquered Our Entire World

Thu, November 15th, 2018
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A lecture by Dr. Amos Goldberg, Senior Lecturer and Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry - Hebrew University. Thursday, November 15 at 4:15 pm in Griffin 7. Sponsored by the Departments of History, German & Russian and the Jewish Studies Program.

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The Feminist Awakening in China - Talk by Leta Hong Fincher

Thu, November 15th, 2018
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Journalist and scholar, Leta Hong Fincher will discuss her new book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. Based on first hand reporting and research in China, Betraying Big Brother is a landmark study of rising feminist consciousness and politics in the People's Republic of China

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY): the Problem Solvers Caucus

Tue, November 27th, 2018
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Join Congressman Tom Reed, co-chair, Problem-Solvers Caucus, as he presents an update on bipartisan initiatives planned for the 116th Congress.

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An African Revolution in 1968: Senegal's Uprising Fifty Years Later

Tue, November 27th, 2018
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A lecture by Omar Gueye, Professor of History at the Université Chiekh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal and Françoise Blum is a researcher at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in the Center for Twentieth Century Social History.

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The Politics of 2020 and the Evolution of Political Parties

Tue, November 27th, 2018
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Liberal pundit and political analyst Bill Scher is coming to Williams to discuss the recent midterms and what they mean for the next congressional session and 2020. Scher argues that we are in a fluid moment of political history and that what it means to be a conservative or a democrat is evolving.

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Shut Up & Dribble Screening and Panel Discussion

Tue, November 27th, 2018
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SAAC, GCBC, and The Davis Center are hosting a screening of the first episode of "Shut Up and Dribble," a three-part documentary series produced by LeBron James on "the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA." 11/27 Griffin 3, @7:30pm

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Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax

Wed, November 28th, 2018
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Canadian scholar Ted Rutland, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University, will discuss his new book: Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax.

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Reindeer and Innovation: Feminist Technoscience in the Scandinavian North

Thu, November 29th, 2018
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Talk by Maria Udén, STINT-Research Scholar, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, "Reindeer and Innovation: Feminist Technoscience in the Scandinavian North," on Thursday, November 29 at 4:15 p.m. in Griffin Hall, Room 7. 

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SpeakFree Fall Show! THIS THURSDAY 7:30PM @ Griffin 3

Thu, November 29th, 2018
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Come join us for the annual SpeakFree Fall Show @ Griffin 3, 7:30PM this Thursday! Contact Delsa (djl4), Jessica (jkt3), or Alyssa (aip1) to sign up! SpeakFree performances are opportunities for anyone on campus to express themselves in the form of poetry.

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December 2018

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Protecting Procedural Justice: Betsy DeVos, the Dismantling of Title IX, and What Can Be Done About It

Mon, December 3rd, 2018
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Join Tracey Vitchers '10, Executive Director of It's On Us, the country's largest student organizing program focused on peer-to-peer sexual assault prevention, to talk about Title IX and the Department of Education's proposed changes to it, their expected impact, and opportunities for engagement.

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Why do we give?

Thu, December 6th, 2018
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Why do we give? Join Professor Chao, Professor Savitsky and Professor Cone from the Psychology Department in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, December 6th in Griffin 7, about what insights the fields of behavioral economics and social psychology can give us into these matters.

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Springstreeters final concert

Fri, December 7th, 2018
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Griffin 3 @ 8:30. Take a chance on love.

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From Black Queer Looks to Freedom Dreams: Final Presentations from WGSS 283 and WGSS 380

Mon, December 10th, 2018
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Experience the practice of a liberated classroom with Dr. G, WGSS 283, & WGSS 380!

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From Black Queer Looks to Freedom Dreams: Final Presentations from WGSS 283 and WGSS 380

Mon, December 10th, 2018
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YOU are invited to experience the practice of a liberated classroom with Dr. G, WGSS 283 (Black Queer Looks) and WGSS 380 (Freedom Dreams, Afro-Futures, and Visionary Fictions)!

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January 2019

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Lecture on Zen by Zen Master Jok Um (Williams College '74)

Sun, January 13th, 2019
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Please join us for a lecture by Zen Master Jok Um (Ken Kessel, Williams '74) on Zen practice, entitled "Karma, Responsibility and the Life Before You: What To Do with Two Empty Hands." The talk will take place in Griffin 6 at 3pm on Sunday, January 13. After the lecture is over, anyone who is interested is welcome to join…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation (NEW LOCATION: Griffin 6; 8-9pm)

Tue, January 15th, 2019
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Please note new location! Griffin 6. "Introduction to Zen Meditation" series description: Starting Tuesday January 8 (and going through March 12, the last Tuesday before Spring Break), Bernie Rhie (English Department) will offer a weekly series of evening events on Zen meditation, during which he will provide meditation instruction and speak about various aspects of Zen practice. All are welcome: students, staff,…

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State of U.S. Immigration Free University Workshop 6-8pm Friday, with Lebanese food!

Fri, January 18th, 2019
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Join NLG, Fri 6-8pm at Griffin 4, to learn about and discuss local and national immigration and the global refugee crisis, and to make sense of the situation at our southern border and so many other current events. Lebanese food provided!

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February 2019

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How to Rent in NYC – TODAY @ 12:30PM

Tue, February 12th, 2019
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Considering a move to NYC after graduation?Attend to learn everything you need to know about the NYC Apartment Hunting Process! Lunch Will Be Served.

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar

Tue, February 12th, 2019
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Pinar Keskin, Assistant Professor of Economics at Wellesley, will present Female Employment and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows to Turkey.

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar: "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"

Tue, February 19th, 2019
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Owen Zidar, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton, will present two papers during this seminar:  "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century" and a new project, "Top Wealth in the United States: New Methods and Implications for Wealth Taxation."

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Day One Film Screening

Wed, February 20th, 2019
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NLG is having a screening of the film Day One, which follows a group of teenagers from war zones as they are resettled and enrolled in a unique refugees-only public school in St. Louis, Missouri. Wild Oats COOKIES and cider will be served!

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Change Your Mind First: College and the Urge to Save the World

Thu, February 21st, 2019
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William Deresiewicz is American author, essayist, and literary critic. His writings span such topics as books, higher education, culture, and politics. His most recent book is Excellent Sheep, he auth

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Lecture by Leslie Harris — “Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies”

Fri, February 22nd, 2019
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Professor Leslie Harris, Professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will be giving a talk on "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" on Friday, February 22, at 4:15 pm in Griffin 7.

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Economics Department Seminar - “Seeds of Learning: An Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Game”

Wed, February 27th, 2019
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Wednesday, February 27th at 4:00 PM in Griffin Hall, Room 6.  Associate Professor Sarah Jacobson will present.

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March 2019

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“Indigeneity” and the Cultural Production of Mexico’s Pueblos Originarios: A Panel Discussion

Tue, March 5th, 2019
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“Indigeneity” and the Cultural Production of Mexico’s Pueblos Originarios: A Panel Discussion with Citlali Fabián, Ana Daisy Alonso Ortiz, Isaura de los Santos Mendoza and Amal Eqeiq; moderated by Roxana Blancas-Curiel.

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Joanna Kempner will lecture on "Citizen Science in the Psychedelic Renaissance."

Tue, March 5th, 2019
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Professor Joanna Kempner, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University will present a lecture entitled "Citizen Science in the Psychedelic Renaissance: Surviving Pain during Prohibition" today at 7:00pm in Griffin 5.  Please join us.

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Economics Department Seminar: "Growth, Unemployment, and Labor-Saving Technical Change"

Wed, March 6th, 2019
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Assistant Professor Gregory Casey will present.

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The New Nuclear Arms Race: Why a New $2 Trillion Nuclear Triad?

Wed, March 6th, 2019
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Why is a new nuclear arms race emerging? Who is starting it? Is it affordable? What are the options?
A talk by Professor Jane Cramer, University of Oregon
Sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy and PSCI Dept.

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Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar

Thu, March 7th, 2019
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Jennifer Hunt, Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, will present "Is Employment Polarization Informative About Wage Inequality and Is Employment Really Polarizing?".

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Biomedical Ethics in Islam with Dr. Ahmed Ragab from Harvard Divinity School 3/8/19 Griffin 6

Fri, March 8th, 2019
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Dr. Ragab will shed light on the ethical, theological, and empirical frameworks that have historically guided Muslim scholars in conferring bioethical decisions in the medieval and contemporary day.

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The Hoosic River Watershed Association 2019 State of the River Conference

Mon, March 11th, 2019
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The Fishery of the Hoosic River - Status and Conservation.  Panelists:  Chris VanMaaren, Regional Fisheries Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,  Andrew Madden, Western District Supervisor, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Shawn Good, Fisheries Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.  The conference is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend.  Program is co-sponsored by the Center for…

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Josh Myers (Howard Professor) Lecture on Sterling Brown

Tue, March 12th, 2019
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BSU is hosting Josh Myers for a lecture on Sterling Brown in Griffin 3 on March 12th at 4 pm. Myers is an accomplished professor of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, where Sterling Brown taught for most of his career.

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Edxie Betts: “Reclaiming Our Consent: Confronting Harm: Gender, Race, and Class Borders”

Tue, March 12th, 2019
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Edxie Betts, a Black Filipinx Siksika Indigenous/Trans liberation artist/poet and autonomous organizer, will deliver a workshop titled, "Reclaiming Our Consent," which contextualizes consent within larger structures and systems of power.

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Gabriel Ramirez Poetry Performance

Thu, March 14th, 2019
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Gabriel Ramirez is a queer Afro-Latinx, nationally acclaimed spoken word poet and activist based in New York City. His poetry examines matters of race, sexuality, class, faith, and injustices. He will be performing at 7PM on Thursday.

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April 2019

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Working w/Patients, Community & Health Systems to Improve Depression in Under-Resourced Communities

Thu, April 4th, 2019
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15 Years of Partnering with Patients, Community, and Health System Partners to Improve Depression in Under-Resourced Communities Join us to hear Dr. Bowen Chung '93 and Felica Jones, CEO of Healthy African American Families II, speak on their community-based health interventions for underserved populations in Los Angeles. Dr. Chung, Associate Professor-in-Residence in Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at Geffen SOM's Semel…

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Black Organizing in Mississippi: Break Out Trip Talk-back

Thu, April 4th, 2019
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This spring break, a group of 7 students went to Mississippi to learn from/with community-based grassroots social & environmental justice orgs and land-based movements. Come hear about what we learned about and ask us questions!

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Seneca and the End of the World

Thu, April 4th, 2019
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Francesca Romana Berno, of Sapienza Universita di Roma, will present on Seneca and his view of the end of the world.

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“Women and Work: The Role of Norms” by Rohini Pande

Thu, April 4th, 2019
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Rohini Pande is the Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School. She is the keynote speaker of the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on "Women and Work: The Role of Norms."

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“Fertility and Sex-Selective Abortion in India” by S Ankruti

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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S. Anukriti is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College. She is a speaker in the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on "Fertility and Sex-Selective Abortion in India."

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“Impact of Funding Cuts and Legal Restrictions on Global Abortion Rates" by Yana Rodgers

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Yana Rodgers is a Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is a speaker in the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on “Impact of Funding Cuts and Legal Restrictions on Global Abortion Rates."

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"Influences on the Health of Young Girls in Developing Countries" by Nidhiya Menon

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Nidhiya Menon is a Professor of Economics at Brandeis University. She is a speaker at the CDE Conference on Gender and Development, presenting on "Influences on the Health of Young Girls in Developing Countries."

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“Inequalities in Education: What Do the Data Say?” by Rebecca Thornton

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Rebecca Thornton is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a speaker at the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on Inequalities in Education: What Do the Data Say?"

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"Garment Jobs Can Be Good for Women. Can Policy Make Them Even Better?" by Rachel Heath

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Rachel Heath is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Washington. She is a speaker at the CDE Conference on Gender and Development, presenting on "Garment Jobs Can Be Good for Women. Can Policy Make Them Even Better?"

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“Women’s Economic Empowerment: What Works and What Should We Measure?” by Mayra Buvinic

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Mayra Buvinic is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development and U.N. Foundation. She is a speaker at the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on “Women’s Economic Empowerment: What Works and What Should We Measure?"

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“Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Some Policy Implications,” by Pierre Richard Agenor

Fri, April 5th, 2019
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Pierre-Richard Agénor is the Hallsworth Professor of Development Economics at the University of Manchester. He is a speaker at the CDE Gender and Development Conference, presenting on “Gender Equality and Economic Growth."

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Fifty Years of Africana Studies: A Symposium

Sat, April 6th, 2019
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Africana Studies presents a series of panels with former and current students, faculty and community members as part of the weekend-long commemoration of its 50-year presence at Williams.

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Climate Change in the Streets

Tue, April 9th, 2019
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Michael Anthony Mendez, PhD, MCP, James and Mary Pinchot Faculty Fellow;  Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Forestry.  Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies.

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Democracy and Freedom Between Past and Future

Sat, April 13th, 2019
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What is a democracy? What is the relationship between democracy and freedom? A distinguished group of panelists will explore these questions and more on April 13, Griffin 3.

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