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Prudence Bushnell
Bushnell Recounts Events on 20th Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide

April 6 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide; yet, in light of the current conflict in Syria, many question the lessons learned from history. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs during the time of the Rwandan genocide, gave a Levitt Center-sponsored lecture on April 2, with Emily Willard, project coordinator for the Genocide Prevention Project.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Former U.S. Ambassador Bushnell to Discuss Rwanda Genocide

Former U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell will give a lecture titled “The Rwanda Genocide: An After Action Review 20 Years Later,” on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Patrick Doyle
Film Composer to Speak March 11

A newly-written score by Patrick Doyle will be performed by a chamber ensemble in accompaniment with a showing of the 1927 silent film It on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall in Schambach Center for the Performing Arts. The film will be preceded by a talk by the composer at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dickey Describes Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America

Although the annual homicide rate in NYC dropped from 2,245 to 333 between 1991 and 2013, civilians are now less trusting of law enforcement than they ever have been.  No era before has faced such a looming reality of Big Brother as we do in the modern day. Renown author Christopher Dickey, who currently serves as the Paris Bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for The Daily Beast, presented a lecture on March 6 on “Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America.”  More ...

Artist Alfredo Jaar lectures in the Bradford Auditorium.
Celebrated Artist Alfredo Jaar Lectures on Art and Power

Some people might not think of art as a force for social or political transformation, but one artist, Alfredo Jaar, has been evoking change through art for decades. On March 5, the Chilean-born and New York-based artist, architect, and filmmaker delivered a captivating two-hour lecture to the Hamilton community in a crowded Bradford Auditorium. His talk was part of the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series.  More ...

Emilie Drinkwater
Alpine Climber Emilie Drinkwater Shares Tales of High Peaks

Professional alpine climber and mountain guide Emilie Drinkwater visited Hamilton on March 3 to coach climbers on the rock wall and share her stories.  She works in the Adirondacks, the Tetons in Wyoming and Mount McKinley in Alaska.  More ...

Christopher Dickey
Award-Winning Journalist Christopher Dickey to Lecture

Award-winning journalist Christopher Dickey will present a lecture, “Policing, Politics and Paranoia in Post 9/11 America,” on Thursday, March 6, at 4:15 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Cell Biologist Discusses Threat of Malaria

Buzzing around the auditorium before his presentation, Dr. Paul Linser amicably conversed with Hamilton students and professors about the weather, his visit to the Hill, and his perfectly waxed handlebar moustache. His lecture, which was part of the Levitt Series, took place on Feb. 27 in the Taylor Science Center.  More ...

John Given
Winslow Classics Lecture is Feb. 27

John Given, associate professor and program director of classical studies at East Carolina University, will present the Winslow Classics Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., in room 3024 in the Taylor Science Center. The lecture is titled “Theatre as a Laboratory for the Humanities: A Classicist’s Tales of Directing Ancient Plays” and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Laverne Cox speaks in Wellin Hall.
Laverne Cox Urges Understanding of Oppressed Groups

Laverne Cox of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black reminded a Wellin Hall audience of the importance in claiming the intersecting components of one’s multiple identities with pride and creating spaces of independent gender expression in a lecture on Feb. 22. Her talk, the keynote address in the NY6 Spectrum Conference, was titled “Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood.”  More ...

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