Fall 2013 Schedule

August 29, 2013
Is the End of Political Polarization in Sight? What Recent Shifts in Political Attitudes Mean for the Future of Politics
Joel Benenson P’14, President Obama’s Pollster and Senior Political Strategist

September 5, 2013
Leading the School District of Lancaster: What’s at Stake in a Large Urban District
Pedro Rivera, Superintendent, School District of Lancaster

September 12, 2013
Capitalism and Democracy at Work
Richard D. Wolff, Ph.D., Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

September 19, 2013
Coming of Age on Zoloft
Katherine Sharpe, author

September 26, 2013
The Food Movement: From Personal Choice to Social Action
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author

October 3, 2013
Our Environmental Destiny
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance;  Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic

October 10, 2013
Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Lynn Paltrow, Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (“NAPW”)

October 17, 2013
Meditation in Context: from Ancient Buddhist Monastery to Modern Psychologist’s Office
David McMahan, Professor of Religious Studies, and 2012 Recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award For Outstanding Scholarship

October 24, 2013
Explaining the Elegant Universe
Brian Greene,  Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University

October 31, 2013
Neuroscience, the Public, and Public Policy
Alan Leshner ‘65, P’99, Ph.D., CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Executive Publisher, Science

November 7, 2013
Speaking Out! The Artist as Citizen/The Citizen Artist
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

November 14, 2013
Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)
Panel discussion

November 21, 2013
Learning After Dark
Dean Hammer, the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government, New College House Don, and 2013 Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

December 5, 2013
Essential Listening 
Ben Stevens, Director of Education, The Vocal Company