Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

2013-2014 Program Calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2013

Unless noted, all programs begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum

A speaker name indicates a link to a streaming video

Thursday,
September 12
Eric Liu, White House speechwriter and Deputy Domestic Policy Adviser for President Bill Clinton (1997-2001); columnist for TIME.com and The Atlantic.com; co-author, The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government (2011) and author, Guiding Lights: How to Mentor- and Find Life's Purpose (2006); "Democracy is for Amateurs"
Monday,
September 16
Richard Breitman, professor of history, American University; co-author, FDR and the Jews (2013) and co-editor, Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald 1935-45 (2009); "FDR and the Jews"
Tuesday,
September 17
Lizz Winstead, political satirist; co-creator, head writer, The Daily Show; co-founder, Air America Radio; co-host, Unfiltered; author, Lizz Free or Die (2012)
Wednesday,
September 18
Zach Wahls, student, University of Iowa; LGBT activist; author, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family (2012); "What Makes a Family?"
Thursday,
September 19
August Kleinzahler, poet; author, forthcoming The Hotel Oneira and Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (2008); "August Kleinzahler Reads from The Hotel Oneira" (6:45 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Thursday,
September 19
Nate Silver, statistician; sabermetrician, psephologist; founder and editor-in-chief, FiveThirtyEight.com blog, ESPN; author, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail- But Some Don't (2012)
Monday,
September 23
Gloria Allred, attorney, founding partner, Allred, Markoko, & Goldberg; co-author, Fight Back and Win: My Thirty Year Fight Against Injustice and How You Can Win Your Own Battles (2006); "Women’s Rights and Women’s Wrongs – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Sexual Assault on College Campuses"
Wednesday,
September 25
Eileen Truax, journalist; founder, Malaespina Producciones; author, Dreamers: A Generation's Struggle for the American Dream (2013); "Dreamers: A Discussion about Immigration"
Thursday,
September 26
Chae-Jin Lee, Bank of America professor emeritus of Pacific Basin Studies, professor emeritus of government, and director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies (1988-2009), CMC; author, A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas (2006) and China and Korea: Dynamic Relations (1996); "U.S. Policy toward Korea: Containment and Engagement"
Monday,
September 30
Jackson Katz, co-founder, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)(1993); film creator, Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000); author, Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (2012) and The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006); "More Than a Few Good Men: American Manhood and Violence Against Women"
Tuesday,
October 1
Jeff Wasserstrom, professor of history, U.C. Irvine; author, China in the 21st Century: What Everybody Needs to Know (2010) and Global Shanghai, 1850-2010 (2008); "China Beyond the Sound Bites"
Wednesday,
October 2
Jonathan V. Last, senior writer, The Weekly Standard; author, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster (2013); "No More Babies: What to Expect When No One's Expecting" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
October 2
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Distinguished Professor, New York University; Program Director, Core Exhibition, Museum of the History of Polish Jews; co-author, Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage (1998); Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864–1939 (1994) (with Lucjan Dobroszycki) and co-editor, The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times (2008); Joanna Auron-Gorska, lecturer in Jewish Studies and Judaism, Beit Warszawa Synagogue, Bialystok and Warsaw; author, "Give Polish Jewry a Kosher Choice" (2013) and "Jewish Photographers, Contemporary Poland, and Representations of Nazi Death Camps: Paradigms and Meanings" (2013); Piotr Stasiak, head, Jewish Renewal movement, Poland; Hiam Dov Beliak, chaplain and adjunct professor of Modern Jewish History, The Claremont Colleges (1974-1991)"A Discussion of Jewish Renewal in Poland" (Skype 12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Wednesday,
October 2
Joanna Auron-Gorska, lecturer in Jewish Studies and Judaism, Beit Warszawa Synagogue, Bialystok and Warsaw; author, "Give Polish Jewry a Kosher Choice" (2013) and "Jewish Photographers, Contemporary Poland, and Representations of Nazi Death Camps: Paradigms and Meanings" (2013); Piotr Stasiak, head, Jewish Renewal movement, Poland; Hiam Dov Beliak, chaplain and adjunct professor of Modern Jewish History, The Claremont Colleges (1974-1991); "A Panel Discussion on Jewish Renewal in Poland"
Thursday,
October 3
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2003); founder, Defenders of Human Rights Center, Iran (2001); author, The Golden Cage: Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny (2011) and Refugee Rights in Iran (2008); "Human Rights and the Role of Faith in World Peace"
Monday,
October 7
Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Borde, translators; professors emeritus of American Literature and American Studies, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris; co-translators, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex (2009) and co-authors, My English is French: Corrigez facilement vos erreurs les plus courantes en anglais (1983); "Revisiting Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st Century"
Tuesday,
October 8
Harold Koh, Department and Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale University; Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (1998-2001); co-author, Transnational Business Problems (2008) and author Transnational Litigation in United States Courts (2008); "Is There An Obama-Clinton Doctrine?"
Wednesday,
October 9
Christopher Harmon, MajGen Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University; author, Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism (2010) and co-editor, Statecraft and Power: Essays in Honor of Harold W. Rood (1994); "State Sponsors of Terrorism" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
October 9
James Fadiman, psychologist; co-founder, Sofia University (1975); author, The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys (2011) and The Other Side of Haight: A Novel (2004); "The Psychedelic Renaissance: Promise and Pitfalls"
Thursday,
October 10
Dorothy Fadiman, documentary filmmaker; director, Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008); Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance (2010), and co-author, Producing with Passion: Making Films that Changed the World (2008); "When a Filmmaker's Passion Catches Fire: An Evening with Documentary Producer Dorothy Fadiman"
Friday,
October 11
G. Jeffrey Records, Jr. '81, Chairman and CEO, Midfirst Bank; "Lunch with a Leader: Commercial Banking" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
October 14
Lev Gonick, co-chair, higher education committee, CIO Executive Council; co-chair, Higher Education Executive Exchange, Cisco; "From Digital Campus to Connected Community: The Story of NEOhio's OneCommunity" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
October 14
Swami Sarvadevananda, minister, spiritual leader, Vedanta Society of Southern California; monk. Ramakrishna Order, India; "Vedanta, Vivekananda, and Human Excellence: Living a Balanced Life of Doing and Being"
Tuesday,
October 15
Eric Karpeles, writer, translator, painter; author, Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time (2008) and co-translator, Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust (2010); "Was Proust Convinced? Art and the Power of Redemption"
Wednesday,
October 16
Thanassis Cambanis, journalist; fellow, The Century Foundation; author, A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel (2010); "The Arab Uprisings Aren’t Over"
Thursday,
October 17
Henry Olsen, III '83, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; "40th Anniversary of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government"
Wednesday,
October 23
Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University; author, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2011) and Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare (2005); "Lucretius and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas"
Thursday,
October 24
Mike Strain, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; co-author, “Payday Credit, Overdrafts, and Bankruptcy, Both Formal and Informal” (2012) and “Job Loss and Effects on Firms and Workers” (2012); Stan Veuger, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; author, “Sexism and Maternity Leave Around the World” (2013) and “Solving the Chicken or Egg Job Problem” (2013); "What You Need to Know about the Economy You Will Be Entering" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
October 24
Julie Zauzmer, managing editor, The Harvard Crimson (2012); author, Conning Harvard: Adam Wheeler, the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League (2012)
Friday,
October 25
Will Barndt, assistant professor of political studies, Pitzer College; "How To Get A Job Anywhere: The Nationalization of Our Liberal Arts Colleges" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Friday,
October 25
Ajahn Jayasaro, Buddhist monk, abbot, Wat Pa Nanachat (1997-2002); author, Without and Within: Questions and Answers on the Teachings of Theravada Buddhism (2013) (2:30 p.m. Freeberg Lounge)
Monday,
October 28
Kevin Tan '86, former senior vice president, Northern Trust Global Investments; "Lunch with a Leader: Yes I Can! Short Stories of Creative Problem Solving" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
October 28
Louise Steinman, writer, literary curator, [ALOUD] series, Los Angeles Public Library; author, The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation (2013) and The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War (2002); "The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation"
Tuesday,
October 29
Zadie Smith, professor of creative writing, New York University; author, NW: A Novel (2012) and White Teeth: A Novel (2000); "Man Versus Corpse”
Wednesday,
October 30
Gregory Currie, professor of philosophy, Director of Research in Humanities, University of Nottingham; author, Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories (2010) and Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science (2008); "What We Learn From Literature"
Thursday,
October 31
Tom Ridge, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005); Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001); Pennsylvania Congressman (R-21st District) (1983-1995); president and CEO, Ridge Global; co-author, The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege... And How We Can Be Safe Again (2010) and author, Next-Generation Homeland Security: Network Federalism and the Course to National Preparedness (2012); "Boston and Beyond: Homeland Security and the Hometown" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
October 31
Robert Wagner, Jr., author, Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil: An Admonition for the Petroleum Age (2010); "Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil" (6:45 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Friday,
November 1
Guy Sorman, contributing editor, City Journal; author, Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis (2009) and The Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century (2008); "Photo Exhibit Showcasing the Silent Strength of Liu Xia" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
November 4
Madeline Hsu, associate professor of history; director, Center for Asian American Studies, University of Texas, Austin; editor, Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010) and author, forthcoming Strategic Migrations: Immigration Selection and How the Yellow Peril Became a Model Minority, 1872-1966; "How Chinese Immigrants Became Model Minorities: Intellectuals, Refugees, and Immigration Selection, 1908-1962"
Tuesday,
November 5
Vera Schwarcz, Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies; director, Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University; author, Ancestral Intelligence: Renditions and Poems (2013) and forthcoming Colors of Veracity: A Search for Truth in China, and Beyond; "The Small, Still Voice of the Past: How Memory Studies Changed Historical Truth in China, and Beyond"
Wednesday,
November 6
Yehuda Bauer, professor of Holocaust Studies, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; author, The Death of the Shtetl (2010) and Jews for Sale?: Nazi-Jewish Negotiations, 1933-1945 (2009); "The Warsaw Ghetto Rebellion- A New Look" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
November 6
William Deresiewicz, William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellow, CMC; essayist and book critic; author, forthcoming Excellent Sheep: Thinking for Yourself, Inventing Your Life, and Other Things the Ivy League Won't Teach You and A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter (2011); "What is College For? A Defense of the Liberal Arts"
Thursday,
November 7
Roger Berkowitz, associate professor of politics, human rights, and philosophy; academic director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College; co-author, Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics (2009) and author, The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition (2005); "Hannah Arendt, Eichmann, and the Holocaust"
Friday,
November 8
John Seery, George Irving Thompson Memorial Professor of Government and professor of politics, Pomona College; author, Too Young to Run? A Proposal for an Age Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (2012) and A Political Companion to Walt Whitman (2011); "The Best Kind of College is the U.S. SLAC (small liberal arts college), But Why Don't More People Know and Believe That?" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Friday,
November 8
David Hirshleifer, Merage Chair in Business Growth, Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, U.C. Irvine; co-author, "Overvalued Equity and Financing Decisions" (2012) and "Innovative Efficiency and Stock Returns" (2013); "Social Economics and Finance" (12:30 p.m.)
Monday,
November 11
Tyler Burge, professor of philosophy, UCLA; author, Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection (2013) and Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays, Volume 2 (2007); "Perception: Origins of Mind"
Tuesday,
November 12
Avern Yonai, founder; Mike Marshall, musical director; Chris Acquavella, artistic director/conductor, New Expressions Mandolin Orchestra; founder/director, San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp; Tom Cohen, conductor/director, Mediterranean-Andalusian Orchestra of Ashkelon (Israel), L'Orchestra Symphonique Andalou De Montreal (Canada), MED Orchestra (Belgium); Tim Connell, Mando Planet and Rio Con Brio band member; Brian Oberlin, founder/director, River of the West Mandolin Camp and Oregon Mandolin Orchestra; Dana Rath, co-founder, Modern Mandolin Quartet; Adam Roszkiewicz, band member, Front Country and Modern Mandolin Quartet; Eric Stein, founder, Beyond the Pale; Don Stiernberg, teacher, Mandolin Symposium and European Mandolin Akademy; Jeff Warschauer, teacher, Mandolin Symposium and European Mandolin Akademy; Radim Zenkl, mandolin soloist; "Ger Mandolin Orchestra"
Wednesday,
November 13
In-suk Kim, novelist; author, The Long Road: A Novel (2010) and So Long, Elena (2009); Yong-suk Kang, author, Rina (2011) and The Night He Lifts Weights (2011) ; Bruce Fulton, translator; Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation, University of British Columbia; co-translator, How in Heaven’s Name: A Novel of World War II (2012) and Fire: Stories by O Chonghui (2012) "Encounter 2013" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
November 13
Gustavo Arellano, editor, OC Weekly; lecturer, C.S.U. Fullerton; author, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (2013), Orange County: A Personal History (2010), and Ask a Mexican (2007); "Ask a Mexican!"
Thursday,
November 14
Aleena Ali '17, Clare Hamben, Braden Holstege, William Mitchell '14; "Claremont Colleges Debate Union: Edward Snowden – Traitor or Hero? – Debating Privacy, Whistleblowing and National Security in the Context of NSA Surveillance Programs"
Friday,
November 15
Charles Armstrong, The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University; author, Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1990 (2013) and The Koreas (2007); "North Korea and the World, a Complicated Relationship" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
November 18
Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Emory University; author, The Eichmann Trial (2011) and History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (2006); "The Eichmann Trial: Its Impact After 50 Years"
Tuesday,
November 19
Bruce Cain, Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences, professor of political science; director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University; co-editor, Development in American Politics VI (2010) and Racial and Ethnic Politics in California: Continuity and Change, Vol. 3 (2008); Marguerite Leoni, senior partner, Nielsen Marksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP; Ken Miller, associate professor of government, CMC; author, Direct Democracy and the Courts (2009) and co-editor, The New Political Geography of California (2008); moderator; "The Voting Rights Act after Shelby County v. Holder" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
November 19
Charles Kamm, tenor; Gayle Blankenburg, piano; Rachel Vetter Huang, violin; Department of Music, Scripps College; "A Concert Celebrating the Benjamin Britten Centenary"
Wednesday,
November 20
Tremaine Williams, recording engineer; Cheryl Pawelski, three-time GRAMMY nominated producer; Marcy Kraft, Live Nation concert and festival specialist; Mindi Abair, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist; "GRAMMY U Off the Record: Music Business 101" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
November 20
Gershon Baskin, CEO and founder, Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI); columnist, The Jerusalem Post; author, The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit from Hamas (2013) and Jerusalem of Peace: Sovereignty and Territory in Jerusalem's Future (1994) "Is Peace Possible Between Israel and the Palestinians?"
Thursday,
November 21
Ricardo Quinones P'89, Josephine Olp Weeks Chair emeritus and professor emeritus of literature, CMC; author, A Sorting of the Ways: New and Selected Poems (2011) and Through the Years (2010); Todd Mandel, associate director of leadership giving, CMC; A. Richard Sogliuzzo; former assistant professor of theatre, SUNY, Albany; author, Luigi Pirandello, Director: The Playwright in the Theater (1982) and Edward H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, Shakespearean Producers (1967); Rachel Vetter Huang, violin; lecturer in music, Scripps College; "The Way We Used to Be: Dreams of Americana in Verse"
Monday,
November 25
Kimberly Reed, documentary filmmaker; producer, Prodigal Sons (2008) and Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011); "Kimberly Reed and Prodigal Sons"
Tuesday,
November 26
Uri Resnick, Deputy Consul General of Israel, Los Angeles; author, forthcoming Dynamics of Asymmetric Territorial Conflict: The Evolution of Patience (2013); "Israeli Foreign Policy in a Changing Region" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
December 3
Claremont Chamber Choir; Charles Kamm, associate professor of music, Scripps College; conductor, Claremont chamber choir; "A Winter Holiday Concert"
Wednesday,
December 4
Eric Sawyer, advisor, Civil Society Partnership, UNAIDS New York U.N. headquarters liaison office; co-founder, ACT UP, Housing Works, Inc., Health GAP, Inc.; "International World AIDS Day"