James Lawson helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the Meredith March in 1966, and while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.”
Jimmy McMillan, the politician, veteran, and activist, comes to Amherst College to encourage students to fight for a more just world.
Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Listen to his talk about environmental justice.
Following up on last week’s lecture on US-Russian relations from Dr. Andrew Kuchins, this panel discussion between Russian Studies Professor Stephen Jones of Mount Holyoke […]
Professor Kurose, a leading researcher in computer networking, will present an overview of the evolution of Internet architecture and discuss challenges and approaches for the next transformation of the Internet.
Susan Metz is a nationally recognized leader in catalyzing change in academia regarding women in science. Her lecture will address how unintended bias affects hiring, retention and promotion of women faculty and will identify research-based strategies to engender an inclusive and productive work environment.
Dr. Andrew Kuchins, an Amherst alum and highly-esteemed expert on all things Russian, talks about US-Russian relationships at a time when they are as bad […]
Makrina Gudiel is a researcher, and dedicated activist for human rights and justice in Guatemala. Currently, she serves as a member and coordinator of the […]
Sponsored by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, Professor Chris Appy examines “American exceptionalism” as a core tenet of national identity, and how the Vietnam War posed fundamental challenges to the faith in America’s actions as a force for good in the world.
How do you write about a subject on which there are already more than 15,000 books? Author and journalist Adam Hochschild gives a biography of a book in progress.