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  • Williamson, Theresa (Swarthmore College, 2015-04-01)
  • Berger, Ben, 1968- (Swarthmore College, 2015-03-03)
    Professors, pundits, politicians, and (college) presidents often insist that schools, including colleges, should produce better citizens. But that well-meaning insistence may be led by fuzzy thinking. Too often, proponents ...
  • Burke, Timothy, 1964- (Swarthmore College, 2015-02-10)
    Counterfactuals are studies of might-have-beens, events that could have happened. Counterfactual thinking has an important place in human cognition and behavior and is accordingly studied by some psychologists. There are ...
  • Thompson, Stanford (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-05)
  • Weindling, Paul (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-12)
    Paul Weindling’s lecture will focus on his research contained in his new book, John W. Thompson: Psychiatrist in the Shadow of the Holocaust (University of Rochester Press). This book is a biography of a doctor whose ...
  • Laqueur, Thomas Walter (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-27)
    In the beginning there was the dead body: lifeless matter, soon to decay, from which all that was human had fled. Almost three thousand years ago Diogenes the Cynic told his students that when he died he wanted his corpse ...
  • Ghilarducci, Teresa (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-21)
    This talk, which will focus mostly on Social Security and pension funding, aims to generate critical thinking about who, why, and when does "inter-generational equity" get evoked in political economy debate.
  • Coyote, Ivan E. (Ivan Elizabeth), 1969- (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-25)
  • Rosenzweig, Joshua (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-27)
    Rosenzweig will address public controversies about criminal justice transforming fundamental assumptions of the constitutional agenda underlying Chinese society. The political challenge posed by the challenge of the emerging ...
  • Vigoda, Ben (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-24)
    Ben Vigoda (Swarthmore Physics ’96) will talk about his experiences building interesting new things at the MIT Media Lab, industrial research labs, and startups, and will be available for questions and discussion. He and ...
  • Weaver, Vesla M., 1979- (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-22)
    Vesla Weaver (Yale University) is co-author of the pioneering study, Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control (University of Chicago Press, 2014). It documents the full significance for ...
  • Kuperberg, Mark, 1950- (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-11)
    While economists are not that good at forecasting, it is, nevertheless, useful to think about what economics has to say about our future. Are elite colleges pricing themselves out of the market? Will for profit colleges ...
  • Bryant, Arthur H. (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-21)
    The Center for Innovation and Leadership will be kicking off the academic year with a presentation on law and justice by Swarthmore alum, Arthur Bryant, class of ‘76. Please join us to learn more about Bryant’s journey ...
  • Carter, Niambi M., 1977-; Greer, Christina M.; Fogg-Davis, Hawley Grace, 1970- (Swarthmore College, 2014-09-12)
    The year 2014 marks both the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On May 17, 1954, Chief ...
  • Jones-Walker, Cheryl; Gadsden, Vivian L.; Gayle, Lee; Davis, James Earl, 1960- (Swarthmore College, 2014-09-12)
    The year 2014 marks both the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On May 17, 1954, Chief ...
  • Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944- (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-01)
    Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot ’66, a MacArthur prize-winning sociologist and distinguished professor of education at Harvard University, will deliver this year’s McCabe Lecture “On Goodness in Education: Disrupting the Discourse.” ...
  • Song, Eric B., 1979- (Swarthmore College, 2014-11-01)
    In Paradise Lost, John Milton transforms the stuff of epic poetry: conjugal love is described as more heroic than valor or conquest. Influential literary histories have cited Milton's poem as a cultural innovation that ...
  • Haynes, Todd (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-21)
    One of the most praised and innovative directors in world cinema today, Todd Haynes has been making queer films—formally original work about non-normative identities and sexualities—since high school. Made shortly after ...
  • Schwartz, Barry, 1946- (Swarthmore College, 2014-10-07)
    "Why?" Some Puzzles of Motivation -- It is only logical that if people already have one reason to do something, and you give them a second reason to do that thing, their commitment will be greater, their effort will be ...

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