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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 ...

Jody Roberts
Chemical Heritage Foundation Director to Lecture

Jody Roberts, director of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia, will present a lecture titled “Sensing Change: How Art and Science Work to Communicate Environmental Change” on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building.  More ...

William Lands
Expert on Essential Fatty Acids to Lecture April 16

William Lands, a nutritional biochemist who is among the world’s foremost authorities on essential fatty acids, will give a lecture titled “Put Basic Science into Your Personal Health,” on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel.  More ...

Peter Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer Discusses Geopolitical Implications of Arctic Climate Change

From disappearing landmasses to widespread drought, descriptions of climate change’s potential impacts are grim. Its larger geopolitical and commercial ramifications are perhaps less talked about. On April 7, Peter Oppenheimer, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered a lecture about the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.  More ...

Peter Oppenheimer
Climate Change, Marine Geo-Engineering Subject of Lecture

Peter Oppenheimer, section chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give a lecture titled “Aspects of Arctic Climate Change and Marine Geo-Engineering,” on Monday, April 7, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. It is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

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 ...

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