Archives for "Global perspectives"

Friday

October 3, 1997 8:25 am

Belgrade visitors to speak at Bates

Two leading human rights activists from Belgrade will discuss the current political situation in Yugoslavia at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. As part of their week-long visit to Bates, Obrad Savic and Natasha Lazovic will also show a film, Predictions of Fire, at 7 p.m. Oct. 8, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.

Thursday

August 28, 1997 2:49 pm

Contemporary theologist to speak at Bates

Diana L. Eck, award-winning author of Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, will deliver a lecture titled Multireligious America: New Arguments, New Opportunities, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to the 1997-1998 Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought and admission is free.

Monday

May 26, 1997 12:50 pm

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.

Tuesday

October 29, 1996 12:00 am

Environmentalist Leon Billings to speak about environmental agenda

Leon Billings, an executive assistant to former Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie ’36, will speak on “Shift in the Environmental Agenda” at Bates College at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

September 23, 1996 10:24 am

Ethiopian scholar to speak

The provocative question Is There Peace on Campus Today? will be discussed in a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3 by Ephraim Isaac, director of the Institute of Semitic Studies in Princeton, N.J.

Tuesday

September 3, 1996 9:23 am

Lecture series on civic life to begin

A Harvard political scientist will discuss civic life as the first talk in a lecture series, The Quality of Our Civic Discourse and Civic Life, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Wednesday

March 27, 1996 10:40 am

Philosopher and Scientist to Speak at Bates

Sheldon Krimsky, a philosopher and scientist, will discuss whether environmental chemicals damage human reproduction at Bates College on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

February 8, 1996 9:34 am

Professor's book focuses on ethnic nationalism, Macedonian conflict

Loring M. Danforth, professor of anthropology at Bates, has written a book about the claims to and construction of Macedonian identity in Northern Greece and Australia. In The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World, just published by Princeton University Press, Danforth examines the Macedonian conflict in light of contemporary theoretical work on ethnic nationalism, the construction of national identities and cultures, the invention of tradition and the role of the state in building a nation.

Friday

February 2, 1996 9:26 am

Baha'i leader to speak on transnationalism

A leading figure of the Baha’i faith will speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 as part of a Bates lecture series on the United Nations and transnationalism.

Monday

January 22, 1996 10:26 am

Haffner Trio to perform

An internationally acclaimed trio of classical musicians will perform at Bates College on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.