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Magdalena Stawkowski
Life on a Nuclear Test Site

For many Americans, radiation exposure is often linked to cancer treatment or atomic fallout. For villagers living in and around Semipalatinsk, however, exposure to radioactivity is a part of everyday life. Semipalatinsk, nicknamed “the Polygon” due to its cartographic shape, is located in east Kazakhstan and is the world’s largest nuclear test site.  Medical Anthropologist Magdalena Stawkowski, the MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, spent 20 months living just outside of the “official” borders of the Polygon. She spoke at Hamilton on Oct. 7 about the lifestyle and health of residents in the Polygon.  More ...

Hamilton to Host TEDx Talks on “Curiosity and Creativity Uninhibited”

Hamilton College will host its first-ever TEDx event, “Curiosity and Creativity Uninhibited,” on Saturday. Oct. 10, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Kennedy Center Barrett Theatre. Tickets to attend the live event have already been distributed through a lottery, but the talks will be live-streamed and publicly available to everyone. There will be a gathering in Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson building, where interested viewers can watch together.  More ...

Ambasador Thomas Pickering speaks in the Chapel.
Iran: Deal or No Deal? Ambassador Pickering Addresses Question

A highlight for many during Fallcoming Weekend was the talk by Ambassador Thomas Pickering. In front of a packed audience in the Chapel, Ambassador Pickering outlined in detail the background and discussions that have led to the Iran Deal.  More ...

Dominicl LaCapra
Cornell Professor to Lecture on History and Memory

Dominick LaCapra, professor emeritus of History, Comparative Literature and Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “History, Memory and Trauma: Problems and New Directions” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by Hamilton’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Trudy Lewis
Award-winning Novelist Trudy Lewis to Read From Work

Award-winning novelist Trudy Lewis will read from her  latest work on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. She will also discuss the difference between Master of Fine Arts and Ph.D.’s with creative dissertations. The lecture is sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Magdalena Stawkowski
Lecture on Cold War Nuclear Legacies is Oct. 7

Magdalena Stawkowski, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), will present a lecture titled “Cold War Nuclear Legacies, Medical Anthropology” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Levitt Center Speaker Series and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dmitry Suslov
The Current State of U.S. – Russia Relations

Dmitry Suslov, deputy director for research at the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, visited Hamilton for  a lecture on Oct. 1 and told his audience that until recently, relations between the United States and Russia had been ambiguous—a “transition period” where the U.S and Russia were “neither friends nor foes.”  More ...

Ambassador Thomas Pickering
Ambassador Thomas Pickering to Discuss “Iran: Deal or No Deal?”

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, a career foreign service officer and distinguished fellow, foreign policy, at the Brookings Institution, will deliver a lecture titled “Iran: Deal or No Deal?” on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jill Lepore presenting "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Wonder Woman Identity Revealed in Lepore Lecture

While all superheroes have their secret identities, not many get to have a secret history as well. As New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, would explain in her lecture – sponsored by the Johnson Family Fund, the Dean of Faculty, Days-Massolo Center and the Kirkland Endowment – the mysterious past of Wonder Woman explains much more than just the origin of a fictional character.  More ...

Jill Lepore
New Yorker Staff Writer Jill Lepore to Discuss Feminism

Author Jill Lepore, a staff writer for The New Yorker and the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will present a Humanities Project lecture titled “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  More ...

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