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Ted Miguel
Berkeley Center Director on Solutions to Africa's Economic Problems

Economist Ted Miguel,  director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley,  visited Hamilton on April 6 and presented evidence  suggesting that the most cost-effective step in solving Africa's economic problem is treating  tropical disease in schoolchildren.   More ...

Alasdair Roberts
Levitt Speaker on “Government Secrecy in the Age of Wikileaks”

Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Alasdair Roberts will present a lecture, “Government Secrecy in the Age of Wikileaks,” on Thursday, April 7, at 4:15 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge at Bristol Center. The lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s 2010-11 Speakers Series on security and is free and open to the public.


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Edward (Ted) Miguel
African Economic Development Expert to Lecture

Edward (Ted) Miguel, professor of economics and director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a lecture on African economic development on Wednesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn.  More ...

Paul Wapner
American University Professor Discusses Future of Environmental Policies

On Feb. 24, Paul Wapner, director of the Global Environmental Politics Program and associate professor in the School of International Service at American University, discussed the practicality and future of environmental policies. His lecture discussed a serious question: what if we live in a world unredeemably affected by humanity?  More ...

Paul Wapner
Levitt Center to Host American University Prof. Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner, director of the Global Environmental Politics Program and a professor in the School of International Service at American University, will present a lecture titled “Living through the End of Nature: The Future of Environmentalism” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s 2010-11 Speakers Series on Sustainability and is free and open to the public.


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Princeton Author Discusses "Fetal personhood"

When Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong asked her audience at the Fillius Events Barn on Monday to formulate a mental image of a fetus, everyone imagined one of two images—either the monochromatic projection of a fetus from an ultrasound or a more lifelike rendering of a fetus in utero, such as the iconic image that graced the April, 1965 cover of Life magazine.
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Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong
Author of Book About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to Lecture

Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, associate professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, will lecture on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The lecture, titled "How We Begin: The Origins and Consequences of Fetal Personhood," is free and open to the public.  More ...

Hamilton president Joan Hinde Stewart, fourth from right, with Rust to Green donors and colleagues.
Levitt Center Receives Community Foundation Rust to Green Grant

The Levitt Center under the umbrella of Rust to Green, Utica, has received a grant for $21,200 from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., to support a research group to study the refugee population in Utica and its unique potential to be a driver of economic development. Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart accepted a check on behalf of the College on Dec. 14 at the Green Century Building in downtown Utica.  More ...

Owen, Videras and Wu Publish in Review of Social Economy

A paper co-authored by Professor of Economics and Director of the Levitt Public Affairs Center Ann  Owen and Associate Professors of Economics  Julio Videras and Stephen Wu was published in the December issue of Review of Social Economy. “Identity and Environmentalism: The Influence of Community Characteristics” examines the influence of community characteristics on self-proclaimed environmentalism.  More ...

Sean Safford
Wharton Professor Details Rise and Fall of Rust Belt Cities

Sean Safford describes the difference between Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown, Ohio, as the difference between a “mediocre Billy Joel song” and a “really awesome Bruce Springsteen song.” He observes that the significant difference could be found in the civic structure of the two cities  More ...

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