Spring 2011 Schedule

January 20
Rude Democracy: Civility in American Politics and on Our Campuses

Susan Herbst, professor of public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, president-elect of the University of Connecticut, and author of Rude Democracy
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January 27
Inside-Out: A Veteran News Producer Looks at 21st Century Media
Rome Hartman, executive producer of BBC World News America
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February 3
We Built This Wall; Let’s Tear It Down Together
F&M’s all-student Common Hour
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February 10
Security vs. Freedom of Information
David Ferriero, United States Archivist
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February 17
Taste of Chocolate (with F&M singing groups)

February 24
Searching for Career Happiness: From Genes at College to Jeans at Work
David Best, M.D., ’75, founder and president of The Doctors Channel
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March 3
The Choice of the Three Caskets: Law, Equity, and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice
Kenji Yoshino, the Justice Earl Warren Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and author of Covering: the hidden assault on our civil rights

March 10
Debating Health Care, Human Rights and the Status of Women
Professors Nancy Rose Hunt, associate professor of history, University of Michigan and Lynn Morgan, professor of anthropology, Mount Holyoke College
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March 24
The Promise and Perils of Hook-Up Culture
Lisa Wade, assistant professor of sociology, Occidental College
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March 31
(Who, What, How, When) Does Liberal Education Liberate?
Sean Flaherty, professor of economics, and 2010-11 Foundation recipient of The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
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April 7
F&M Orchestra: The Titan
F&M Orchestra; Brian Norcross, conductor

April 14
10th Annual Emerging Writers Festival
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April 21
Green Meets Green: When Economic and Environmental Imperatives Clash
Philip Cafaro, environmental philosopher, Colorado State University and Gary Kendall, executive director, SustainAbility.
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April 28
Highlights of the Celebration of Great Teaching and Great Learning
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