Fall 2012 Schedule

August 30
A Conversation with President Daniel Porterfield
President Porterfield will discuss highlights of the past summer’s work and offer some thoughts to carry us forward into the new academic year.  Afterwards there will be Q and A.

September 6
America’s Health Care War (and How It Affects You)
Paul Starr, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University

September 13
350: the Most Important Number in the World
Bill McKibben, scholar-in-residence, Middlebury College; environmentalist, author of 12 books including The End of Nature (1989) to Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007)

September 20
Internet Technology and the Transformation of the Human
Jaron Lanier, computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author of You Are Not a Gadget
2012-13 Miller Humanities Fellow

September 27
The 2012 Presidential Election: Money, Ideology, and Personality
Panel discussion with Stephen Medvic, Terry Madonna, and Robert Friedrich

October 4
Building a Movement for Educational Opportunity for All
Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO, Teach For America and Co-Founder and CEO, Teach For All

October 11
Out in the World? F&M Alumni Reflect on National Coming Out Day
Ken Mehlman ’88 and Melissa Stein ’99

October 18
The Grand Challenges of Fundamental Physics
Gregory S. Adkins, William G. and Elizabeth R. Simeral Professor of Physics
2012 Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Lecture for Distinguished Teaching Award

October 25
The City of Lancaster: Its Past, Present and Future
Rick Gray, Mayor of Lancaster

November 1
What Would Jesus Do? Evangelicals, the Iraq War, and the Torture Debate
Melani McAlister, associate professor of American Studies, International Affairs and Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, and author of Our God in the World: the Global Visions of American Evangelicals

November 8
Picture This: Images and Stories of F&M’s History
David P. Schuyler and David M. Stameshkin

November 15
The Bishop and the Synagogue of Rome
Scott Lerner, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and French and Italian
Endowed Chair lecture

November 29
America’s Dark Secret: Sex Trafficking
Morgan Perry, Executive Producer of the film, Sex and Money
Pamela Pillsbury, Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation
Bethany Woodcock, Director of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)
A student-organized event

December 6
Seasonal Sounds!
F&M Choral Concert