THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1990
Prof. Martin Chemers has been at Claremont
McKenna College for only three years, and yet he has already left an indelible stamp on the institution.
During his first year here he was the recipient of the G.
David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award. Dr. Chemers is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and
Organizational Psychology at CMC.
Since receiving his PhD in social psychology at the
University of Illinois in 1968, he has taught at the universities of Delaware, Washington, and Utah, where
he was chair of psychology. He is an active researcher,
and has published numerous articles and books on the
topic of leadership. His most recent book, Improving Leadership Effectiveness: The Leader Match Concept (1976), has
been translated into German, Japanese, Swedish, and
Portuguese. He has consulted widely on leadership and
organizational practice for such clients as the U.S. ski
team, the Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education, and the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Prof. Chemers will surely make a lasting impression as he leads a discussion in effective leadership with the
class of 1994.
All freshmen are signed up for the 5:30 reception and
dinner preceding Dr. Chemers' address. If a freshman is
unable to attend the dinner, please stop by the Athenaeum
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. prior to September 12, and let us know. You will not be able to eat in Collins unless
your name is removed from the Athenaeum list.
The U.S. Automobile Industry in the 1990s
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1990
Maryann Keller is a highly respected automobile
analyst. She is also a widely read columnist for
business trade publications and appears regularly on
PBS' "Wall Street Week," as well as morning news
shows discussing the current state of affairs in Detroit.
Her book, Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, and Struggle
for Recovery of General Motors, was published by William
Morrow and Company in 1989. This book takes a hard
look at the once-unparalleled leader of an Industry-General Motors-a company that defines in microcosm American industry in the 1980s and how that industry
must approach the 21st century.
Although Ms. Keller is a severe critic of the Big
Three-and GM in particular-she frequently speaks
before gatherings of Detroit executives. It was she who
first warned that the Japanese threat was far more
serious than the Big Three were willing to admit.
Maryann Keller is a managing director and automobile analyst with the brokerage firm of Furman Selz
Mayer Dietz and Birney, Inc. Prior to that Ms. Keller
was a first vice-president at Paine Webber Mitchell
Please join us for an informative evening with
Maryann Keller. If you wish to attend the 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner prior to the address at 7:00, please fill
out the reservation form accompanying this Fortnightly.
Diversity in America
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1990
Linda Chavez comes to CMC as the first of four
speakers to discuss the problems of preserving the
variety of cultural and ethnic experience in America.
The series is sponsored by the Gould Center in
conjunction with its seminar on diversity led by Prof.
Chavez has been actively involved in the controversial
debates about the social, economic, and political integration of Hispanics in American society. As staff
director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-85), Chavez conducted studies on discrimination based
on race, sex, and national origin. She has been president of U.S. English, a public interest research group
addressing the question of bilingualism in American
education, and a political commentator for the Chicago
Sun Times and American Politics. In 1986 Chavez was the
Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Her forthcoming book, At the Crossroads: Hispanics in the
United States, is the result of research she has directed
over the past several years as a senior fellow at the
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
She will speak in the Athenaeum at 7:00 p.m.,
following a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.
Open Forum Lunch
WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19, 1990
Faculty, bring a student. Students, bring a
faculty member. Join us at Open Forum lunches. As many as seven students may bring a
faculty member; there must be a faculty member at each of the six tables. The best lunches are Open Forum lunches at the Athenaeum. Join
good company and share good food. No sign-ups necessary; but you may sign up at the
Athenaeum on Wednesday mornings, if you
have a faculty member or vice versa.
Public Figures and the Humanities: My Homer
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1990
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for
Humanistic Studies presents a unique series during
the fall 1990 semester. A paramount concern of the
Gould Center is to promote interaction between the
humanities and public affairs. The "Public Figures and
the Humanities" series represents a new approach to
the influences that humanists, civic and corporate
leaders, and members of the professions exert upon each other, and the affect they have upon our attitudes
and the way we live. The series' speakers will discuss
some of the classics of Western literature, but they will not, in their remarks, approach these works in a
conventional, scholarly manner. Rather, their presentations will be more personal, describing what these great
works have meant to them.
The series begins with Donald McKenna, an original
trustee of Claremont McKenna College and the man for
whom our institution is named. Mr. McKenna graduated from Pomona College and was a master's student in
literature at Harvard. He has continued throughout his
professional life to underscore the importance of the
humanities to all of us, supporting his conviction with
his tireless activities and generous contributions to
educational enterprises. Mr. McKenna leads off the
series with "My Homer" on September 19 at the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum.
Those interested in the relevance great books have to
their personal and professional lives will find Mr.
McKenna's address engaging and edifying. Please use
the form to sign up for the reception and dinner prior to
the 7:00 talk.
Economics in Perspective: A Critical History
JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1990
John Kenneth Galbraith is presently Paul M. Warburg
Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard.
Professor Galbraith was deputy administrator of the
Office of Price Administration in the early 1940s and
was principal organizer of the wartime system of price
control, which he headed until 1943. In 1945 he became
a director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, which
corrected wartime claims about the accomplishments of
air warfare. He later held other public offices in the State
Department and elsewhere, and was awarded the
Medal of Freedom.
Galbraith served on the campaign staff of Adlai
Stevenson in 1952 and 1956; was the chairman of the
Economic Advisory Committee of the Democratic Advisory Council from 1956 to 1960; served on John F.
Kennedy's 1960 convention staff; and was U.S. ambassador to India from 1961 to 1963.
Galbraith's two most recent books are a history of
Economics, Economics in Perspective: A Critical History (1987), and Capitalism,
Communism and Coexistence: From the Bitter Past to a Better Prospect (1988), which he co-authored with Stanislav Menshikov for simultaneous publication in
the United States and the U.S.S.R. He is the author of
numerous other books and is well known to readers of
The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Book
World, and other journals for his articles and book
Dr. Galbraith is one of America's leading economists.
His address, "Economics in Perspective: A Critical History," begins at 7:00
in McKenna Auditorium. Please use the enclosed form,
if you wish to join us at the reception and dinner prior to
Dr. Galbraith's speech.
Why Men Are the Way They Are
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1990
Attention women! Have you ever asked yourself,
Why are men like that? Men, have you ever
wondered. What do women really want from men? If
you are ready to probe these and other questions about
men, join us for Dr. Warren Farrell's discussion on
Wednesday, September 26.
Dr. Farrell is the author of Why Men Are the Way They
Are (1986), a national best seller that won two national awards
and was published in more than 50 countries in seven
languages. The New York Post called it "the most
important book ever written about love, sex, and
intimacy." He is also the author of The Liberated Man (1974).
Dr. Farrell received his PhD in political science from New York University. He is the only man to serve three
times on the board of the National Organization for
Women in New York City.
Dr. Farrell has taught at the School of Medicine at the
University of California, San Diego, as well as at
Georgetown University, Rutgers, and elsewhere.
Warren has appeared on numerous TV shows. He has
been featured in Time, People, The New York Times,
Psychology Today, and other leading publications. The
Chicago Tribune described Dr. Farrell as "the Gloria
Steinem of Men's Liberation."
Warren is an engaging speaker. His address begins at
7:00 p.m. Please use the enclosed coupon, if you wish to
join us for the reception and dinner prior to the
You've Come the Wrong Way, Baby
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1990
More young women are smoking, and cigarette
companies are pursuing the gain with advertisements that show smokers as slim, sexy, and attractive. Dr. Jean Kilbourne is a critic fuming about the opportunistic way the advertising media promotes smoking.
This becomes Dr. Kilbourne's third appearance at the
Athenaeum. She is an extremely lively and provocative
speaker. An internationally recognized authority on the
media and sex roles, she has lectured extensively
throughout North America and abroad.
She was recently invited by President Bush to assist in
the development of a plan to combat the deadly
problem of drunk driving in the United States.
Kilbourne received her BA in English literature from
Wellesley College and her PhD in education from
Boston University. Following her graduation from Wellesley, she spent three years in Europe, working for the British Broadcasting Corporation in London and for a French film company in Paris.
She is a visiting scholar at Wellesley College and is on
the board of directors of the National Council on
Join us at Dr. Kilbourne's address and slide presentation titled "You've Come the Wrong Way, Baby." Your
dinner reservation may be made by filling out the
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1990
The Sunday brunch extravaganza is here! The first
Sunday brunch takes place September 30 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday brunch only comes once a month, is extremely
popular, and fills up quickly. Return the enclosed
coupon as early as possible, so you don't miss this
delectable event. Sunday brunch is limited to CMC
students and one guest per student. CMC faculty and
staff are invited, of course, and encouraged to attend.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the
Athenaeum project at Claremont McKenna College.
We began September 1970 in the President's House,
which is now the Admission Office. In September 1983
the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum building opened.
During the past 20 years we have grown from dinners of
30 (twice a week) to lunches and dinners of 30 to 200
(four times a week).
Our program this semester is ambitious and varied. A
big thank you goes to the numerous faculty and
students who have made suggestions toward the fall
schedule. The spring schedule is wide open and ready
for your contributions. Many of our guests come to the
Athenaeum because someone who knows them personally has invited that guest. Jesse Jackson came to the
Athenaeum because an alumnus worked for him;
William F. Buckley, Jr., and William Styron came
because faculty knew them personally; Mortimer Adler
joined us and visited his son at CMC at the same time.
Please stop by my office with your speaker suggestions.
Students wishing to sit at the head table with the
guest speaker should contact one of our Athenaeum
fellows-Barbara Clark, Gena Morgan, or LaTanya
I encourage you to make a habit of joining us at the
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, where the food is
delicious and the speakers are enlightening. Please
always sign up for dinner, but you may simply drop by
for the speaker's address, which begins at 7:00 p.m. (or sometimes a little before) and ends at 8:00 p.m.
In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the Athenaeum will serve wine only to individuals who are over 21.
Preventing Cruelty to Animals
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1990
A new addition to our Athenaeum schedule is Dr. John F. Kullberg,
president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
As pro-animal sentiment builds across the country, John F. Kullberg
is poised to build bridges between the animal rights movement and
mainstream America. As president of America's first humane
society-Dr. Kullberg has worked since 1978 to extend the ASPCA's
activities into every area of animal protection.
Kullberg's seven years in a Catholic religious order helped nurture
an ethical framework for his later involvement in animal rights
issues. His career as a high school and college educator and
university administrator prepared him for the educational and
administrative challenges inherent in running one of the world's
largest humane societies.
A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Kullberg has a bachelor's degree from
The Catholic University of America, a master's degree in English
literature from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate in
education from Columbia University.
Mr. Kullberg's address is entitled Preventing Cruelty to Animals.
His book, The Animal Rights Handbook, Everyday Ways to Save Animal
Lives (1990), may be purchased at the Huntley Bookstore. This book kicks
off the 125th anniversary of the ASPCA.
If you wish to join us for the dinner prior to Mr. Kullberg's 7:00
address please fill out the reservation attached to this notice.