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Capital Punishment is Topic of Panel Discussion

Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law School, and Sarah Turberville, senior counsel at The Constitution Project, traveled to the Hill on Nov. 6 for a panel discussion of perspectives on capital punishment in the U.S. The Levitt Center event was moderated by Hamilton’s Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law.  More ...

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Discuss A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, in a lecture on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The award-winning book details the history of cancer ranging from ancient Egyptian treatments to modern chemotherapy and targeted therapy. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Arthur Levitt Visits Hamilton

Arthur Levitt Jr., and Lauri Levitt Friedland ’81 visited campus on Friday, Oct. 31 and met with 15 Hamilton students.  The students discussed their work as Levitt Research Fellows, Social Innovation Fellows and Public Service Interns, as well as their experiences with Project SHINE, the Innovation Roundtable, the Levitt Leadership Institute and the Levitt Social Innovation Team.  More ...

Robert Blecker and Sarah Turberville
Panel to Analyze the Role of Capital Punishment

Hamilton will host a panel discussion, “Perspectives on Capital Punishment: A Discussion of the Death Penalty,” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The panel discussion will feature two experts in the field, law school professor Robert Blecker and The Constitution Project counsel Sarah Turberville, who offer differing perspectives on the controversial issue. The discussion, which will be moderated by Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law Frank Anechiarico, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Sendhil Mullainathan
Economist Mullainathan Discusses Scarcity of Time and Money in Levitt Lecture

Whether tight on cash or short on time, many us understand the concept of scarcity. Although scarcity is often analyzed through the lens of economics, Sendhil Mullainathan, professor of economics at Harvard University, has added the lens of psychology to his work. Co-author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, he explained the major concepts of his work to an overflowing Chapel audience on Oct. 23.  More ...

Sendhil Mullainathan
Author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much to Speak

Harvard professor Sendhil Mullainathan, a leading economist in the field of behavioral economics and co-author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, will present a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, sponsored by the Levitt Center and supported by the Continental Fund, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Appiah Addresses Changing Codes of Honor in Levitt Lecture

What do slavery in 19th century England, foot binding in China, and dueling by the English elites all have in common? As Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah explained, each of these practices was ended due to the mobilization of honor.  More ...

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah to Lecture on “Honor and Moral Change”

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, and author of The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, will give a lecture titled “Honor and Moral Change: At Home and Abroad,” on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

International Organization Recognizes Hamilton for Social Innovation Efforts

Hamilton College has been designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, the higher education program of Ashoka, an international organization that promotes social innovation to solve society’s most persistent social issues. The designation recognizes Hamilton for being a leader in social innovation education among an exclusive network of only 29 colleges and universities worldwide.  More ...

Sarah Izzo '15
Sarah Izzo ’15 Presents at Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium

Sarah Izzo ’15 recently presented summer research from a Levitt Center Research Grant at the Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium Conference, “Neuro-Interventions and the Law Conference: Regulating Human Mental Capacity.” Izzo is a neuroscience major at Hamilton.  More ...

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