Archives for "Global perspectives"

Wednesday

March 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

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.

Tuesday

March 24, 2009 9:50 am

World Food Prize recipient to discuss global poverty, food crisis

“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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 10:43 am

Scribbling Meets Nibbling

Poets, essayists put food on the menu at a ‘Literary Café’.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:09 pm

Bates students to take part in D.C. energy demonstration

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.

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 2:09 pm

2009 King Day Keynote: Who Plays King in the Age of Obama?

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?

Wednesday

January 21, 2009 12:28 pm

The inauguration: ‘Obama is the first president I ever voted for’

Hundreds at Bates gather to watch Obama inauguration.

Wednesday

January 21, 2009 12:00 pm

Prominent bailout critic to speak at Bates

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”.

Tuesday

January 20, 2009 12:00 pm

Harward Center panel discusses feminism and women's rights

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”.

Monday

January 12, 2009 3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

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.