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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 ...

Michael Greenstone
MIT’s Michael Greenstone to Speak on Climate Change in Levitt Lecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Michael Greenstone will deliver a lecture titled “Will Adaptation Save us From Climate Change?” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture, which begins the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dukakis Center's Wisner Details Greece's Economic Woes

In the opening lines of his Levitt Center-sponsored talk David Wisner expressed the true nature of his chosen topic by pointing out how the title of his presentation, “The Crisis of the European Union and the future of Greece” could easily be flipped around and still capture the subject matter as “The Crisis of Greece and the future of the European Union.” During his lecture, Wisner would expand upon the international relationships present in the European economic crisis and paint a grim short-term picture for those involved, especially for Greece.  More ...

Dukakis Center Director David Wisner to Speak

Public policy advisor David Wisner will speak about the Euro-crisis on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. Wisner is the executive director of Greece Education Management at the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service. His lecture, titled “The Crisis of the European Union and the Future of Greece,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Beril Esen '13 with blogger and women's rights activist Nilgun Guresin.
Esen '13 Examines Domestic Violence in Turkey Through Levitt Grant

Psychology major Beril Esen ’13 spent the early months of this summer conducting a study on the recently discovered concept of defensive self-esteem. But when her psychology research ended in late June, her academic plans for the summer were hardly complete. Esen was also awarded a Summer Research Fellowship by the Levitt Center for Public Affairs to study the issue of domestic violence in her native city of Istanbul, Turkey.  More ...

Melissa Mann '13
Mann ’13 Studies Brooklyn Brownfield Clean-Up

Melissa Mann ’13 hopes to help alleviate the growing problem of brownfields by conducting research with an organization that utilizes federal and state grants to clean up and redevelop these vacant plots of land. She received a Levitt Summer Research Fellowship to work with the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corps. to complete the first of the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program three grant application steps.  More ...

Jasmina Hodzic '13, left, with Katharina Kloss, the editor of Cafe Babel.
Hodzic ’13 Examines Human Labor Trafficking Through U.N. Internship

The issue of human sex trafficking has long been on the radar of international lawmakers and humanitarian organizations, but the recently emerged problem of human labor trafficking is just now beginning to come under national and international scrutiny. Jasmina Hodzic ’13 is interning at the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina with the support of a Levitt Center Public Service Grant.  More ...

Nicholas Yepes '15 with Dr. Librada Trejo, an indigenous migrant who now works at the Ministry of Health and Luque Hospital.
Yepes ’15 Conducts Needs Assessment of Paraguay Migrants

Although Nicholas Yepes ’15 had traveled to Paraguay just three years ago, he was nonetheless surprised by the precarious state of the indigenous migrant population upon his arrival in the capitol city of Asunción this year. He is seeing some of the most economically depressed areas of Paraguay as he studies how best to meet the basic needs of indigenous migrants through a Levitt Research Fellowship.  More ...

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