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M.K. Dorsey
Dorsey Discusses Path to Energy Justice

Members of the Hamilton community gathered to hear Dr. Michael Dorsey’s lecture, “Pathways Beyond Paris: Toward Energy & Climate Justice” on Feb. 4. Dorsey is the interim director for the Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C., but has previously worked for the Clinton and Obama administrations, the United Nations, the environmental departments of Ecuador and small island nations, and has served as a professor at Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College and several other institutions around the world.  More ...

Claudia Rankine
Poet Claudia Rankine to Discuss Racism and Read from Her Work

Claudia Rankine, poet and professor of creative writing at Pomona College, will read from her works and present a discussion on racism on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.  More ...

Former Lost Boy of Sudan John Dau speaks in the Hamilton Chapel on Feb. 3.
Former "Lost Boy of Sudan" John Dau Describes Journey to U.S.

Human rights activist John Dau, a former “Lost Boy of Sudan,” spoke on Feb. 3 about his life experiences and his successful career in the United States. The talk was presented by the Levitt Center Speaker Series.  More ...

M.K. Dorsey
Global Governance and Sustainability Expert to Lecture

Dr. M.K. Dorsey, interim director for the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will present a lecture titled “Pathways Beyond Paris: Towards Energy & Climate Justice” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit.  More ...

Oren Cass
UN Climate Change Actions Merely Symbolic, Cass Claims in Lecture

In his Jan. 25 talk “Leading Nowhere: the Futility and Farce of Global Climate Negotiations,” Oren Cass criticized the global approach to addressing climate change. He claimed that it’s not that leaders don’t want to reduce emissions, it’s that it isn’t possible based on insurmountable challenges like cost and complexity.   More ...

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream " speech in Washington, D.C. in August, 1963.
Hamilton Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Days-Massolo Center hosted its annual community dinner. This year, attendees were treated to live a jazz ensemble led by Professor of Music Michael Woods and listened to speaker Jennicet Gutiérrez, a trans-liberator activist, before breaking into round table discussions on the topic of select MLK quotes. The event was the first in the DMC’s spring series, “After the Anger, Can You?”  More ...

Steve Blair
Arboretum Third Saturday Series Resumes Jan. 16

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Jan. 16, with Steve Blair, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist and representative of Bartlett Tree Experts. He will present a lecture titled “From the Cradle to the Grave, Tree and Shrub Care for the CNY Homeowner” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

Jeffrey Friedman
Confronting the Fog of War

Each day, we weigh one decision against another using layman’s probability and statistics. Unfortunately, such estimates are often skewed, whether by misinformation or overconfidence; which, although not a problem when deciding which new ice cream flavor to try, has dramatic consequences when the stakes include military intervention in the form of American troops and innocent foreign nationals. One might hope that such decisions are more precise, or weighed more heavily, than comparably trivial matters; however, Jeffrey Friedman, assistant professor of government at Dartmouth College, maintains that they are not.  More ...

Pat Steir's "The Nearly Endless Line #3" 2011. Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
Guggenheim Fellow, Painter Pat Steir to Lecture

Painter and printmaker Pat Steir will present a lecture on her work on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is part of the Visiting Artist Series and is sponsored by the Art Department. It is free and open to the public.  More ...

Peter Bauer speaks at Hamilton.
Peter Bauer: Forever Wild Under Assault

Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks!, visited Hamilton on Nov. 18 to deliver a lecture on “The Adirondack Park in The Andrew Cuomo Years: Forever Wild Under Assault.”  More ...

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