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Annette Lareau
U of Pennsylvania Professor to Lecture on Social Stratification

Author and University of Pennsylvania professor Annette Lareau will give a lecture titled “Unequal Childhoods” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn.  Lareau is the Stanley I. Sheer Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.  The lecture, part of the Levitt Center’s Inequality and Equity series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Levitt Center to Host Upstate Fed Challenge

Hamilton’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center will host the upstate competition of the College Fed Challenge on Friday, Nov. 9.  The Challenge is a team competition for undergraduate college students inspired by the working of the Federal Open Market Committee. Hamilton will be represented by students in Professor of Economics Ann Owen’s Monetary Policy class. The students presenting are seniors Eric Boole, Danny Kaufman, Aislinn Shea and Amanda Thorman.  The entire class participates, with some doing the presenting and others helping them to prepare.  More ...

Laura Steinberg
Syracuse University Dean to Discuss Natural Disaster Response

Syracuse University dean and professor Laura Steinberg will discuss the impact of natural disasters and how communities respond on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:15 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium. The lecture, which is part of the Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Former U.S. Ambassador Bushnell Describes How Students Can Become Confident Leaders

When Prudence Bushnell, a former U.S. ambassador and CEO of Sage Associates was growing up, there were no female leaders for her to look up to. Those women who did assume a leadership position were often ridiculed or not taken seriously. Despite this lack of role models, Bushnell became a leader for hundreds of Foreign Service workers, and she has served as the dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Former U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell to Speak on Leadership

Prudence Bushnell, a former U.S. ambassador and CEO of Sage Associates, will present a lecture titled “What does leadership look like and how do you learn it?” on Monday, Oct. 22, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  Sage Associates is a management and leadership consulting firm which emphasizes the importance of personal leadership. Her lecture, which is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Paul Cawood Hellmund
Hellmund Tells Value of Greenways: "Ecological Highways"

Paul Cawood Hellmund of the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable planning and design in Massachusetts, visited Hamilton on Oct. 17 to lecture on his experience creating and sustaining greenways for the Levitt Center’s Sustainability series. He co-edited the widely acclaimed Ecology of Greenways, which received a national award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  More ...

Paul Cawood Hellmund
Renowned Landscape Architect to Discuss Sustainable Architecture

Landscape architect Paul Cawood Hellmund of the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable planning and design in Massachusetts, will deliver a lecture titled “Greenways: Reconnecting the social and ecological fabric of a fragmented world,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Hellmund is the president and director of Design and Planning at Conway.  The lecture, the second in the Levitt Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Alon Hillel-Tuch '07, second from left, speaks during the panel. Other panelists from left, Mark Montgomery, Haley Reimbold '06, Nancy Roob '87 and Steve Culbertson '79.
Social Entrepreneurs Urge Students to Connect Their Interests With Society’s Issues

On Oct. 4, members of the Hamilton community gathered to learn about social innovation and careers in social entrepreneurship through a panel discussion sponsored by the Levitt Center, the Career Center, and the COOP.  More ...

Fall 2012 Program in New York students with Arthur Levitt, Jr.
NYC Program Meets With Arthur Levitt Jr.

Few family names around Hamilton’s campus are as instantly recognizable as Arthur Levitt’s. The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center honoring the late Arthur Levitt Sr. supports student-led research and hosts its own speaker series, among many other programs. The 15 members of Hamilton’s New York Program had the opportunity on Sept. 19 to meet with his son, Arthur Levitt Jr., a generous Hamilton benefactor and former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  More ...

Michael Greenstone
Greenstone Asserts That Adaptation is Necessary in Climate Change Debate

At a time when many consider climate change to be one of the most pressing challenges facing the world’s population, it remains unclear which course of action will do the most good for the planet and its inhabitants. Michael Greenstone, the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director of the Hamilton Project, discussed this issue during a lecture from The Sustainability Program of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

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