Archives for "Global perspectives"
March 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gave a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” on Thursday, March 12.
March 24, 2009 9:50 am
“The Global Food Crisis and World Poverty,” a talk by Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, takes place at Bates College on March 24, in an event sponsored by the economics department.
March 1, 2009 12:39 pm
For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.
March 1, 2009 10:43 am
Poets, essayists put food on the menu at a ‘Literary Café’.
February 27, 2009 3:09 pm
Fifty Bates College students are among an estimated 10,000 young people from around the United States who will gather in the nation’s capital on Feb. 27 for a four-day summit supporting immediate action on climate, energy and economic issues.
February 4, 2009 2:09 pm
During her keynote address during Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scholar Melissa Harris-Lacewell asked her audience the key question: Now that Obama is president, who in our society is going to play the role of Martin Luther King?
January 21, 2009 12:28 pm
Hundreds at Bates gather to watch Obama inauguration.
January 21, 2009 12:00 pm
Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in Harvard University’s economics department, presents a lecture titled “Bankruptcy or Bailout: A Libertarian Perspective on the Financial Crisis”.
January 20, 2009 12:00 pm
Debra Schultz, an historian and human rights consultant; Jael Silliman, a women’s rights program officer for the Ford Foundation; and Shalom Odokara, executive director of Women in Need Industries, offer a presentation titled “Women’s Rights and Women’s Activism: An International Perspective”.
January 12, 2009 3:20 pm
In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis ’72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.