February 27, 89

Vol. 04 , No. 07   

Dinner Theater
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 1989 12:00 p.m.

Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace (1952) will be performed, directed, and produced by an all-CMC cast on Thursday, March 2, Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Athenaeum.

Two elderly aunts (Abby and Martha Brewster) live in an old Victorian-style house in Brooklyn, New York. They have three nephews: Teddy Brewster (who thinks he is Pres. Theodore Roosevelt), Mortimer Brewster (a drama critic), and Jonathan Brewster (who has killed 12 people). Unbeknownst to Mortimer, the two aunts have also killed 12 old men. The aunts claim they were doing them a favor because they were all lonely and had no families. Mortimer has a hard time understanding why they feel absolutely no guilt.

This play, with its unexpected twists and unusual characters, is something you will not want to miss. And not only will you be entertained, you will be a part of history, also, as this is the first CMC student-acted, -directed , and -produced play. Tate Brown, the director, and Sarah Derby, the assistant director., have worked long hours. Christopher Theodore, Kerry Uyeda, Tina Pederson, and Prof. Gerald Eyrich have leading roles.

The performances at the Athenaeum take place on Thursday, March 2: dinner, 6:00 p.m.; performance, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 4: dinner, 6:00 p.m.; performance, 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 5: brunch, 11:00 a.m.; performance, 12:00 noon. Tickets will be on sale Friday, February 24, through Tuesday, February 28, at McKenna Auditorium. Please bring your meal card! Tickets will cost $3.00 without dinner; $5.00 per student with dinner and meal card (or brunch); $7.50 per student with dinner but without meal card (or brunch); $10.00 for faculty/staff with dinner or brunch; and $12.50 for others with dinner or brunch. You may also fill out the coupon on the back of The Fortnightly and return it to the Athenaeum.

The Future of Israel and the Middle East

Join Benjamin Begin at the Athenaeum on Monday, March 6, when he discusses the future of Israel and the Middle East. Begin is the son of Menachem Begin, the former prime minister of Israel who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the historic Camp David accords. Benjamin Begin currently serves as a member of the Regular Knesset and is considered one of the bright young leaders of the Likud party.

Begin holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado, and was employed with the geological survey in Jerusalem from 1965-75. He then served with the regular army before returning to the survey. Of his six children, two daughters have served in the army, and one son is currently enlisted. His background ensures an informed and unique perspective on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Dr. Begin's presentation follows a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. It is part of a series sponsored by the Athenaeum and the Keck Center, and has been funded by a grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Last Lecture

Professor Jack Pitney has been an assistant professor of government at CMC for a little more than four years. However, in this short time he has made quite an impression. Professor Pitney received the 1988 Richard M. Shure Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Pitney received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Prior to acquiring his Ph.D., he served as legislative assistant for New York state senator John R. Dunne, and was a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association. After receiving his Ph.D., he became the senior domestic policy analyst for the U.S. House Republican Research Committee. Jack Pitney has recently written "Budget Balancing Act" (January 1989) and "The Tell Tale Hart" (March 1988). His teaching and research interests include the American political legislative process, news media, parties, and elections, as well as economic policy, business regulation, and welfare reform.

Please join Professor Pitney for his "last lecture" on Tuesday, March 7. The reception and dinner begin at 5:30, with Professor Pitney's lecture following at 7:00. To attend please complete the coupon and return it to the Athenaeum.

Arab and Jew: A Reporter's Perspective

The Arab-Israeli series at the Athenaeum continues Wednesday, March 8, with an address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former New York Times foreign correspondent David Shipler.

After graduating from Dartmouth and serving two years in the navy, Mr. Shipler became a New York Times correspondent in Saigon, covering South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. From 1975 to 1979 he worked in the Moscow bureau. Out of this experience, he produced the best seller, Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams (1983), which won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1983 as that year's best book on foreign affairs. From 1979 to 1984 Mr. Shipler was the bureau chief in Jerusalem, during which time he was the co-recipient of the George Polk Award for coverage of the Lebanon war.

In 1984 Mr. Shipler spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution writing Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (1986), which explores the mutual perceptions and relationships between Arabs and Jews in Israel and the West Bank. Published in the fall of 1986, the book won a Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. Mr. Shipler currently serves as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Complete the coupon and return it to the Athenaeum to reserve your place for Mr. Shipler's presentation, which will follow a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.

A View From the Bench
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1989 4:00 p.m.

0n Thursday, March 9, at 4:00 p.m., Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court speaks at Bauer Lecture Hall. Justice Scalia is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Law School. After practicing as an attorney, Scalia became a professor at the University of Virginia Law School. During the 1970s presidents Nixon and Ford appointed him to a number of administrative posts, including that of assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Council. He subsequently became a professor at the Georgetown Law Center and at the University of Chicago Law School. He also served as scholar-in-residence at the American Enterprise Institute. In 1982 President Reagan appointed Scalia to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where Scalia earned his reputation for meticulous jurisprudence. On June 17, 1986, he was nominated by President Reagan to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

The limited seating in Bauer Lecture Hall will fill quickly, so arrive early to ensure hearing this distinguished speaker.

The Fateful Choices Before Israel
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1989

The Athenaeum hosts Yehoshafat Harkabi on Monday, March 13, in a continuation of the Arab-Israeli series funded by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Professor Harkabi visited CMC two years ago in an appearance at the Keck Center for International Strategic Studies. Since that visit, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken a remarkable turn. It will be interesting to learn Professor Harkabi's thoughts on the situation in his presentation, "'The Fateful Choices Before Israel."

As former head of Israeli military intelligence and intelligence adviser to several prime ministers, Professor Harkabi made his reputation as a meticulous analyst of Arab writings on the Middle East conflict. He has written 17 books.

Be sure to join Professor Yehoshafat Harkabi at the Athenaeum for his 7:00 address, following a 5:30 reception and dinner.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: The Science and Art of Leadership


The Science of Leadership: Relationships Between Leaders and Followers


The Art of Leadership
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1989 12:30 p.m.

The Art of Leadership

Nationally renowned entrepreneur and '67 CMC alumnus Henry Kravis is one of several speakers who will participate in CMC's second annual Leadership Conference. The conference is sponsored by the leadership studies program on campus and organized by Dr. Martin Chemers, who holds the Henry R. Kravis Chair in Leadership and Organizational Psychology Studies.

The participants in this year's conference include experts in both the science and art of leadership.

Dr. Edwin P. Hollander is one of the foremost scholars on the science of organizational leadership, innovation, and autonomy, and he has written numerous books in these fields. Dr. Hollander received his PhD from Columbia and is professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His presentation focuses on "Relationships between Leaders and Followers," and begins at 5:00 in the Security Pacific Dining Room. Dinner follows. If you wish to attend the dinner, please fill out the coupon.

Henry Kravis is one of the founding partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a leading investment banking firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. His firm organized the leveraged buyouts of RJR Nabisco and Beatrice Companies, the largest in history, as well as buyouts of Safeway Stores, Owens-Illinois, and other major corporations. He is counted among Forbes' listing of the nation's 400 wealthiest individuals. If you wish to join us for lunch on March 15, please fill out the coupon. Mr. Kravis will begin speaking at 12:30 p.m.

Speaking on Wednesday evening is Frederick Rentschler, president and chief executive officer of Beatrice Company. Mr. Rentschler is well suited to address the topic "The Art of Leadership." He has been president and CEO of Hunt-Wesson and Swift and Co., as well as of Beatrice Company. Mr. Rentshcler, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps., has an MBA from Harvard. His address on March 15 will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. Please use the coupon to sign up for this event.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

A legal scholar and strong advocate for peaceful, non-adversarial conflict resolution, Judge Dorothy Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals speaks at the Athenaeum on Thursday, March 16, on "Alternative Dispute Resolution."

Judge Nelson is the author of numerous publications on law reform and women's issues, and is considered a leading scholar in her field. A graduate of UCLA and dean of the USC Law Center from 1969 to 1980, Judge Nelson was Times Woman of the Year for 1986. She was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the Ninth Circuit in 1980, and has served on its judicial council since 1985. She continues to play an important role in activities from the city to the international level.

Join Judge Nelson at the Athenaeum at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and dinner. Her presentation begins at 7:00. Please complete the coupon to reserve your place for this event.