September 10, 90

Vol. 06 , No. 01   

Effective Leadership

Prof. Martin Chemers has been at Claremont McKenna College for only three years, and yet he has already left an indelible stamp on the institution. During his first year here he was the recipient of the G. David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award. Dr. Chemers is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at CMC.

Since receiving his PhD in social psychology at the University of Illinois in 1968, he has taught at the universities of Delaware, Washington, and Utah, where he was chair of psychology. He is an active researcher, and has published numerous articles and books on the topic of leadership. His most recent book, Improving Leadership Effectiveness: The Leader Match Concept (1976), has been translated into German, Japanese, Swedish, and Portuguese. He has consulted widely on leadership and organizational practice for such clients as the U.S. ski team, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Prof. Chemers will surely make a lasting impression as he leads a discussion in effective leadership with the class of 1994.

All freshmen are signed up for the 5:30 reception and dinner preceding Dr. Chemers' address. If a freshman is unable to attend the dinner, please stop by the Athenaeum between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. prior to September 12, and let us know. You will not be able to eat in Collins unless your name is removed from the Athenaeum list.

The U.S. Automobile Industry in the 1990s

Maryann Keller is a highly respected automobile analyst. She is also a widely read columnist for business trade publications and appears regularly on PBS' "Wall Street Week," as well as morning news shows discussing the current state of affairs in Detroit.

Her book, Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors, was published by William Morrow and Company in 1989. This book takes a hard look at the once-unparalleled leader of an Industry-General Motors-a company that defines in microcosm American industry in the 1980s and how that industry must approach the 21st century.

Although Ms. Keller is a severe critic of the Big Three-and GM in particular-she frequently speaks before gatherings of Detroit executives. It was she who first warned that the Japanese threat was far more serious than the Big Three were willing to admit.

Maryann Keller is a managing director and automobile analyst with the brokerage firm of Furman Selz Mayer Dietz and Birney, Inc. Prior to that Ms. Keller was a first vice-president at Paine Webber Mitchell Hutchins.

Please join us for an informative evening with Maryann Keller. If you wish to attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner prior to the address at 7:00, please fill out the reservation form accompanying this Fortnightly.

Diversity in America

Linda Chavez comes to CMC as the first of four speakers to discuss the problems of preserving the variety of cultural and ethnic experience in America. The series is sponsored by the Gould Center in conjunction with its seminar on diversity led by Prof. Robert Faggen.

Chavez has been actively involved in the controversial debates about the social, economic, and political integration of Hispanics in American society. As staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-85), Chavez conducted studies on discrimination based on race, sex, and national origin. She has been president of U.S. English, a public interest research group addressing the question of bilingualism in American education, and a political commentator for the Chicago Sun Times and American Politics. In 1986 Chavez was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Her forthcoming book, At the Crossroads: Hispanics in the United States, is the result of research she has directed over the past several years as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

She will speak in the Athenaeum at 7:00 p.m., following a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.

Open Forum Lunch

Faculty, bring a student. Students, bring a faculty member. Join us at Open Forum lunches. As many as seven students may bring a faculty member; there must be a faculty member at each of the six tables. The best lunches are Open Forum lunches at the Athenaeum. Join good company and share good food. No sign-ups necessary; but you may sign up at the Athenaeum on Wednesday mornings, if you have a faculty member or vice versa.

Public Figures and the Humanities: My Homer

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies presents a unique series during the fall 1990 semester. A paramount concern of the Gould Center is to promote interaction between the humanities and public affairs. The "Public Figures and the Humanities" series represents a new approach to the influences that humanists, civic and corporate leaders, and members of the professions exert upon each other, and the affect they have upon our attitudes and the way we live. The series' speakers will discuss some of the classics of Western literature, but they will not, in their remarks, approach these works in a conventional, scholarly manner. Rather, their presentations will be more personal, describing what these great works have meant to them.

The series begins with Donald McKenna, an original trustee of Claremont McKenna College and the man for whom our institution is named. Mr. McKenna graduated from Pomona College and was a master's student in literature at Harvard. He has continued throughout his professional life to underscore the importance of the humanities to all of us, supporting his conviction with his tireless activities and generous contributions to educational enterprises. Mr. McKenna leads off the series with "My Homer" on September 19 at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

Those interested in the relevance great books have to their personal and professional lives will find Mr. McKenna's address engaging and edifying. Please use the form to sign up for the reception and dinner prior to the 7:00 talk.

Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

John Kenneth Galbraith is presently Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard. Professor Galbraith was deputy administrator of the Office of Price Administration in the early 1940s and was principal organizer of the wartime system of price control, which he headed until 1943. In 1945 he became a director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, which corrected wartime claims about the accomplishments of air warfare. He later held other public offices in the State Department and elsewhere, and was awarded the Medal of Freedom.

Galbraith served on the campaign staff of Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and 1956; was the chairman of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Democratic Advisory Council from 1956 to 1960; served on John F. Kennedy's 1960 convention staff; and was U.S. ambassador to India from 1961 to 1963.

Galbraith's two most recent books are a history of Economics, Economics in Perspective: A Critical History (1987), and Capitalism, Communism and Coexistence: From the Bitter Past to a Better Prospect (1988), which he co-authored with Stanislav Menshikov for simultaneous publication in the United States and the U.S.S.R. He is the author of numerous other books and is well known to readers of The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Book World, and other journals for his articles and book reviews.

Dr. Galbraith is one of America's leading economists. His address, "Economics in Perspective: A Critical History," begins at 7:00 in McKenna Auditorium. Please use the enclosed form, if you wish to join us at the reception and dinner prior to Dr. Galbraith's speech.

Why Men Are the Way They Are

Attention women! Have you ever asked yourself, Why are men like that? Men, have you ever wondered. What do women really want from men? If you are ready to probe these and other questions about men, join us for Dr. Warren Farrell's discussion on Wednesday, September 26.

Dr. Farrell is the author of Why Men Are the Way They Are (1986), a national best seller that won two national awards and was published in more than 50 countries in seven languages. The New York Post called it "the most important book ever written about love, sex, and intimacy." He is also the author of The Liberated Man (1974).

Dr. Farrell received his PhD in political science from New York University. He is the only man to serve three times on the board of the National Organization for Women in New York City.

Dr. Farrell has taught at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as at Georgetown University, Rutgers, and elsewhere.

Warren has appeared on numerous TV shows. He has been featured in Time, People, The New York Times, Psychology Today, and other leading publications. The Chicago Tribune described Dr. Farrell as "the Gloria Steinem of Men's Liberation."

Warren is an engaging speaker. His address begins at 7:00 p.m. Please use the enclosed coupon, if you wish to join us for the reception and dinner prior to the discussion.

You've Come the Wrong Way, Baby

More young women are smoking, and cigarette companies are pursuing the gain with advertisements that show smokers as slim, sexy, and attractive. Dr. Jean Kilbourne is a critic fuming about the opportunistic way the advertising media promotes smoking.

This becomes Dr. Kilbourne's third appearance at the Athenaeum. She is an extremely lively and provocative speaker. An internationally recognized authority on the media and sex roles, she has lectured extensively throughout North America and abroad.

She was recently invited by President Bush to assist in the development of a plan to combat the deadly problem of drunk driving in the United States.

Kilbourne received her BA in English literature from Wellesley College and her PhD in education from Boston University. Following her graduation from Wellesley, she spent three years in Europe, working for the British Broadcasting Corporation in London and for a French film company in Paris.

She is a visiting scholar at Wellesley College and is on the board of directors of the National Council on Alcoholism.

Join us at Dr. Kilbourne's address and slide presentation titled "You've Come the Wrong Way, Baby." Your dinner reservation may be made by filling out the enclosed coupon.


The Sunday brunch extravaganza is here! The first Sunday brunch takes place September 30 at 11:00 a.m. Sunday brunch only comes once a month, is extremely popular, and fills up quickly. Return the enclosed coupon as early as possible, so you don't miss this delectable event. Sunday brunch is limited to CMC students and one guest per student. CMC faculty and staff are invited, of course, and encouraged to attend.

Jil Stark

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Athenaeum project at Claremont McKenna College. We began September 1970 in the President's House, which is now the Admission Office. In September 1983 the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum building opened. During the past 20 years we have grown from dinners of 30 (twice a week) to lunches and dinners of 30 to 200 (four times a week).

Our program this semester is ambitious and varied. A big thank you goes to the numerous faculty and students who have made suggestions toward the fall schedule. The spring schedule is wide open and ready for your contributions. Many of our guests come to the Athenaeum because someone who knows them personally has invited that guest. Jesse Jackson came to the Athenaeum because an alumnus worked for him; William F. Buckley, Jr., and William Styron came because faculty knew them personally; Mortimer Adler joined us and visited his son at CMC at the same time. Please stop by my office with your speaker suggestions.

Students wishing to sit at the head table with the guest speaker should contact one of our Athenaeum fellows-Barbara Clark, Gena Morgan, or LaTanya Wright.

I encourage you to make a habit of joining us at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, where the food is delicious and the speakers are enlightening. Please always sign up for dinner, but you may simply drop by for the speaker's address, which begins at 7:00 p.m. (or sometimes a little before) and ends at 8:00 p.m.

In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the Athenaeum will serve wine only to individuals who are over 21.

Preventing Cruelty to Animals

A new addition to our Athenaeum schedule is Dr. John F. Kullberg, president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

As pro-animal sentiment builds across the country, John F. Kullberg is poised to build bridges between the animal rights movement and mainstream America. As president of America's first humane society-Dr. Kullberg has worked since 1978 to extend the ASPCA's activities into every area of animal protection.

Kullberg's seven years in a Catholic religious order helped nurture an ethical framework for his later involvement in animal rights issues. His career as a high school and college educator and university administrator prepared him for the educational and administrative challenges inherent in running one of the world's largest humane societies.

A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Kullberg has a bachelor's degree from The Catholic University of America, a master's degree in English literature from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate in education from Columbia University.

Mr. Kullberg's address is entitled Preventing Cruelty to Animals. His book, The Animal Rights Handbook, Everyday Ways to Save Animal Lives (1990), may be purchased at the Huntley Bookstore. This book kicks off the 125th anniversary of the ASPCA.

If you wish to join us for the dinner prior to Mr. Kullberg's 7:00 address please fill out the reservation attached to this notice.