Hepburn Hall

The 2016 CLR James Lecture

Pierre is author of The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race, which won the 2014 Elliot Skinner Book Award in Africanist Anthropology, the 2012 Bevington Fund First Book Grant. She is currently completing a book, Race and Africa: Cultural and Historical Legacies, which is under contract with Routledge Press.

The C.L.R. James Lecture provides a public opportunity to bring the campus community together to discuss African issues. C.L.R. James (1901-1989) was an Afro-Trinidadian historian who lived for a time in England and had a major influence on postcolonial literature. The lecture is sponsored by the African Studies program with support from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies and the Department of Global Studies.

Lecture: Dr. Sandy Ikeda - "Jane Jacobs, Economist"

Please join us and Dr. Sandy Ikeda of Purchase College, SUNY for his lecture titled "Jane Jacobs, Economist."

Jane Jacobs is known world-wide as an activist and critic of urban-planning theory and practice.  But she believed her main intellectual contribution was in economics, where her ideas are fundamentally at odds with conventional microeconomics and macroeconomics.  For Jacobs, urban processes and market processes are one and the same.

This event is free, and refreshments will be served.

Using Your Liberal Arts Degree in a Technical Field with Lilah Desabrais ’09

Did you know that Employers are looking to hire for skills such as strong oral and written communication, critical thinking, and success working in a team?   These are all strengths of your liberal arts degree!

Come to:  Using Your Liberal Arts Degree in a Technical Field with Lilah Desabrais ’09

                 Thurs., March 31 at 7p.m.

                 Hepburn 21


Economics Speaker Series: Dr. Alexei Marcoux

As part of the Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, St. Lawrence University will host Alexei Marcoux at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in Hepburn Auditorium.

Marcoux is a professor of business ethics and society in the Department of Marketing and Management at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He will deliver his talk, titled ‘‘Why Entrepreneurship Theory Matters: Economically, Politically and Morally.” The event is free and open to the public.

Lecture: Dr. Antony Davies

The Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy presents Dr. Antony Davies, who will speak on the topic of "Liberty, Equality, and Prosperity." This lecture is a look at the practical effects of economic freedom. Across countries, states, cities, and time, societies with more economic freedom have (on average) higher standards of living, less unemployment, less poverty, less income inequality, less gender inequality, less child labor, and cleaner environments.

Pizza and Politics

Pizza and Politics presents Dr. Michael Hannahan, who will be speaking on the topic of "American Soft Power in the Middle East."

Dr. Michael Hanahaan, is director of ‘The civic initiative UMASS Amherst’. The Civic Initiative is dedicated to promoting democracy through education in both the U.S. and abroad. Each summer, they bring a select group of students, scholars, and professionals from around the world to the UMass Amherst campus for courses that examine modern politics and public policy. It runs many such programs with State department funding over the last 10 years.


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