Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
315-859-4451 or 315-859-4894

The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center is to strengthen and support the study of public affairs at Hamilton College.

The goals of the center are:

  • To enable students to engage in public affairs through research, service-learning, lectures, discussion, and practice.
  • To foster creative, ethical, and informed responses to public issues by providing opportunities for students to engage with the local community, develop leadership skills, and explore careers in public service.
  • To support interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion; and to encourage faculty to address public affairs in their own research and in collaborative research with Hamilton students.


Julio Videras


Christina Willemsen
Associate Director


Sharon Topi
Leadership Programs Coordinator


Levitt Council

  • Julio Videras, Director of the Levitt Center; Professor of Economics
  • Frank Anechiarico, Director of Security Program; Maynard-Knox Professor of Government
  • John Bartle, Director of Inequality and Equity Program; Associate Professor of Russian Studies
  • Steve Ellingson, Director of Sustainability Program; Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Herm Lehman, Director of Public Health and Well-Being Program; Professor of Biology
  • Nathan Goodale, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Katheryn Doran, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Heather Buchman, Associate Professor of Music
  • Shoshana Keller, Professor of History
  • Judit Temesvary, Assistant Professor of Economics