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Jonathan Isham
Putting the Heart Back in Business

When describing the business world, “love” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, Jonathan Isham Jr., director of Environmental Studies, faculty director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and professor of economics at Middlebury College, explains how it is the very foundation of social entrepreneurship.  More ...

Heumann Discusses Profiling, Civic Equality in Levitt Lecture

Police profiling is not a new phenomenon; in fact, profiling has been used to successfully identify criminals for decades. Yet “profiling,” in the modern world, is steeped in negative connotations and riddled with racial undertones. Milton Heumann, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, spoke on Nov. 7 about the current state of civic equality in New York City.  More ...

Tim Colton
Soviet Expert to Discuss Political Leadership after Communism

Tim Colton, the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the chair of the department of government at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled “Political Leadership after Communism,” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn.  More ...

Jamie Fader
Criminal Justice Professor Jamie Fader Details Research on Urban Youth

Jamie J. Fader, author and assistant professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, spoke to members of the Hamilton community about her book, Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth (Rutgers University Press, 2013), as part of the Levitt Center's speaker series on Oct. 8.  More ...

Professor of Biology Herm Lehman, Alysia Mihalakos '01 and James Liebow '13 listen to Karen McDonnell '91 make comments during a panel on Public Health Context and Challenges.
Alumni Panelists Address Public Health

As Fallcoming Weekend approaches, Hamilton alumni have begun to trickle back to campus. Among the first to return were Dr. Michael Kelberman ’80, Karen McDonnell ’91, Alysia Mihalakos ’01, Allison Demas ’07 and James Liebow ’13. On Sept. 26, these five alumni addressed public health in America during a panel discussion led by Professor of Biology Herm Lehman.  More ...

Prudence Bushnell
Ambassador Prudence Bushnell Calls for Transformational Leadership

Members of the Hamilton College community gathered on Sept. 16 to hear a talk by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, a woman known internationally for her distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat and leadership expert. Bushnell’s lecture was titled “Transformational Leadership In Foreign Affairs, Where Is It?” and was sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Breena Holland
Levitt Speaker to Discuss Public Health and Environmental Justice

Lehigh University political science and environmental initiative professor Breena Holland will present a lecture titled “Public Health and Environmental Justice in an Era of De-Industrialization: A Role for Community-Engaged Academic Research” on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium (G027). Her lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Series and is free and open to the public.  More ...

John Dehn
Dehn Discusses Doctrine and Law of War in Final Levitt Lecture

To conclude its program series on Security, the Levitt Center brought John Dehn to campus to present a lecture titled “War and the Constitution: Military Commissions, Targeted Killing of Citizens, and Other Hard Cases.” Dehn – a senior fellow at the West Point Center for the Rule of Law at the United States Military Academy – discussed the philosophical, constitutional and legal underpinnings of the doctrine and law of war and the implications they have on the international system, as well as on due process rights of American citizens and foreigners involved in war.  More ...

Michael Egan
Egan Urges Audience to Rethink, Redesign and Replace in Sustainability Lecture

Author Michael Egan preceded his April 18 lecture, “The History of Now: Decoding Environmental Sustainability,” by taking a refreshing bike ride with Professor of English Onno Oerlemanns.  Later in his talk Egan mentioned that all five of his family members bike to work or school nearly every day.  More ...

Edward Glaeser
Urban Economist Edward Glaeser Says Cities Enable Collaborative Brilliance

“Today, more than 50 percent of humanity lives in cities,” said Edward Glaeser, professor of economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.  And while Mohandas Gandhi once intimated that the strength of a country “lives in its villages,” Glaeser explained that he respectfully disagreed, and that “there is no future in rural poverty.”  Rather, it is the city, an urban development defined largely by “high proximity, closeness and density of people,” which enables the “creation of the chains of collaborative brilliance that drive success.”  More ...

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