As part of their celebration for the new Jandon Center for Community Engagement, former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was invited to speak at Smith College.
Social media specialist danah boyd looks at the ways in which society and technology intersect in the lives of young people.
Nilanjana Dasgupta, a social psychologist and professor at UMass Amherst, discussed her studies on the constraints women face in their pursuit of academic and professional careers.
Lessig claims money now equals free speech, and hopes to show how recent Supreme Court rulings regarding campaign finance have corrupted the democratic process
Professor Baskin of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, describes the ways in which women were surprisingly autonomous in Medieval Jewish society
Citron focuses her lecture on threatening messages, revenge pornography and the debate over first amendment rights when it comes to posting content online.
Fiction Editor for the New Yorker discusses how she selects and helps prepare the magazine’s weekly short story publications.
The lecture looked at the history of how those living with mental illness have faced discrimination and ostracism, as well as the science behind why much of that treatment within the society still remains the same today.
Activists and scholars, Loretta Ross and Asam Ahmad discuss “call-out culture” and how it harms social justice and political discourse among progressives, radicals, and activists. “Calling out,”as […]
Former consultant of the United Nations’ development program, Professor Vincent Ferraro, spoke on the Islamic State and developments in the seven core conflicts taking place in Syria.