Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

2013-2014 Program Calendar

SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Unless noted, all programs begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum

A speaker name indicates a link to a streaming video

Wednesday,
January 29
Hiram Chodosh, president, CMC; co-author, forthcoming The Uniform Civil Code of India: Blueprint for Scholarly Discourse (2014) and Law in Iraq: A Document Companion (2012); "Depolarizing Conflict in an Era of Globalization"
Thursday,
January 30
Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, director, Sacher Institute of Comparative Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; author, Law and Social Pluralism (2002) and On Adjudication (2004); "Creating a Culture of Peace in the Middle East" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
January 30
Michael Dorff, professor of law, Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles; author, forthcoming Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed, and How to Fix It (2014) and "Is There a Method to the Madness? Why Creative and Counterintuitive Solutions Are Counterproductive" (2009); "The Myths and Realities of CEO Pay"
Tuesday,
February 4
Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, activist; author, The Vagina Monologues (1996) and In the Body of the World: A Memoir (2013); creator of V-Day; co-founder of City of Joy, Congo; "In the Body of Justice" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
February 5
Laurence Iannaccone, professor of economics and director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society, Chapman University; author, forthcoming, Divine Economy: Perspectives on the Market for Religion and The Economics of Religion; "Religious Extremism: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly"
Thursday,
February 6
Nigel Smith, William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature; co-director, Center for the Study of Books and Media, Princeton University; author, Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (2010) and Is Milton Better than Shakespeare? (2008); "The European Marvell"
Friday,
February 7
Michelle Abend Bauman '89, business and personal life coach; "Creating a Context for Success: Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
February 10
Roman Fukshansky, clarinet; Jonah Kim, cello; Christine Payne, piano; Moni Simeonov, violin; "Ensemble San Francisco: Tzigane by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Quatour pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)"
Tuesday,
February 11
Rebecca Jo Plant, associate professor of history, U.C. San Diego; author, Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in America (2010) and co-editor, Materialism Reconsidered: Motherhood, Welfare, and Social Policies in the Twentieth Century (2012); "Selflessness versus Self-Realization: Motherhood Debates in the Twentieth Century" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
February 12
Paul Woodruff, classicist; Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society, University of Texas, Austin; author, The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards (2011) and The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched (2008); "Tragic Ethics"
Thursday,
February 13
Kathleen DeBoer, executive director, American Volleyball Coaches Association; author, Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently (2004); "Gender, Competition, and Leadership: America's Unusual Experiment" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
February 17
Steven Falk P'14, artist; city manager, Lafayette, CA; "What Makes Great Art Great?"
Tuesday,
February 18
Ron Nichols, general manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (2011-2014); "Balancing Environmental Sustainability, Costs and Politics – Water and Power for Los Angeles" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
February 18
Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities, Bard College; writer-in-residence, visiting Podlich Fellow, CMC; author, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (2012) and C.P. Cavafy: Complete Poems (2009); "An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic"
Wednesday,
February 19
Patrick Michaels, director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute; senior research fellow for Research and Economic Development, George Mason University; author, Climate Coup: Global Warming's Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives (2011); "Why is Climate Change Always 'Worse Than We Thought'?"
Thursday,
February 20
T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University; author, The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons (2009) and forthcoming "The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World" (2014)
Monday,
February 24
Douglas Day Stewart '62, screen writer and director, An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Blue Lagoon (1980), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), The Scarlet Letter (1995); "SURVIVING CLAREMONT: The Arduous Road to Screenwriting Stardom and True Love"
Tuesday,
February 25
Daniel Medwed, professor of law, Northeastern University School of Law; founding member, Board of Directors, Innocence Network; author, Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent (2012); "Human Rights in the Age of Innocence"
Wednesday,
February 26
John Roth, Edward J. Sexton professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies; founding director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (2003-2006) (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership), CMC; author, forthcoming The Failure(s) of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities and Losing Trust in the World: Holocaust Scholars Encounter Torture; "The Failure(s) of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities"
Thursday,
February 27
Michael Cohen, director, California Department of Finance; "California's Budget and Choices for the Future" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Thursday,
February 27
Wendy Lower, John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; co-author, The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization (2010) and "Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields" (2013)
Friday,
February 28
Susan Davis, president and CEO, BRAC, USA; founding board member, Grameen Foundation; co-author, Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010); "The Global Imperative- Developing Leaders as Social Innovators" (9:15 a.m.)
Friday,
February 28
Neela Rajendra, director for entrepreneurial initiatives, Kravis Leadership Institute, CMC; moderator; Eric Rice, senior lecturer; director of graduate programs, Center for Leadership Education, Johns Hopkins University; Laura Manley, director of social entrepreneurship education and research, New York University, Stern School of Business; Abby Fifer Mandell, executive director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, USC Marshall School of Business; "Theory and Practice in Social Innovation Education" (10:15 a.m.)
Friday,
February 28
Andrew Bienen, associate professor of screenwriting, Columbia University; co-writer, Boys Don't Cry (1999) and writer Wankers (1996); "A True Story Talk: Some Thoughts on Writing Screenplays Based on Real Events" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Friday,
February 28
Emily Arnold-Fernendez, founder and executive director, Asylum Access; moderator; Jane Ives, director, Grameen Trust and NGO Student Internship Program, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management; Ben Feldman '14; Chris John Fussner, student, Parsons College; Aki Yoshida '15; Peter Fankuchen '13, founder, Second Nature Aquaponics; Kravis Leadership Institute Innovative Start-Up awardee; "Harnessing the Potential of Grameen's Student Internship Program" (12:45 p.m.)
Friday,
February 28
Sabina Rashid; dean, James P. Grant School of Public Health; BRAC Institute on Global Health, BRAC University; "Tackling the World's Most Important Health Challenges Through Public Health Education" (2:00 p.m.)
Friday,
February 28
Cristina Regalado, founder, Cristina M. Regalado Workshop; moderator; Saul Garlick, founder and CEO, ThinkImpact; Vanessa Carter '08, executive director, Lend for America; Michael Elhardt '15, ThinkImpact scholar, summer 2013; Rhea Jain '15, co-founder, In-Lend Fund; "Experiential and Empathetic Learning Panel" (2:45 p.m.)
Friday,
February 28
Mark Bradley P'17, founding partner, DBO (Dean Bradley Osborne, LLC); former, Global Head of Financial Sponsors coverage group, Morgan Stanley; "2014 Claremont Finance Conference" (6:15 p.m.)
Saturday,
March 1
Deborah Freund, president, Claremont Graduate University; moderator; Jane Aronson, founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Rick Brush, founder and CEO, Collective Health; Richi Manchanda, founder and president, HealthBegins; author, The Upstream Doctors: Medical Innovators Track Sickness to Its Source (2013); "Innovations in Health- Advancing New Models" (9:00 a.m.)
Saturday,
March 1
Wendy Lower, John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; author, Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (2013) and co-author, The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization (2010); moderator; Emily Arnold-Fernandez, founder and executive director, Asylum Access; Eden Full, founder, Roseicollis Technologies; Chelina Odbert '99, co-founder and executive director, Kounkuey Design Initiative; "Innovations in Access- Building Community Panel" (10:40 a.m.)
Saturday,
March 1
H.I. Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh; "Sustainable Models for Poverty Alleviation Through Microfinance and Social Business" (1:15 p.m.)
Saturday,
March 1
Chris Grumm, founder, Chris Grumm Consulting Group; former CEO, Women's Funding Network; "Social Change 2.0 and 3.0: What's the Difference - Measuring the Change" (2:30 p.m.)
Saturday,
March 1
Beverly Schwartz, vice president of global marketing, Ashoka; author, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World (2012); Sarah Smith Orr, executive director, Kravis Leadership Institute, CMC; "How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World" (3:10 p.m. Skype)
Saturday,
March 1
Amy Bibbens, director, Center for Civic Engagement, CMC; moderator; Dina Buchbinder, founder and executive director, United Nations Youth Association of Mexico; Joshua Brody, director, Sequoyah School, Pasadena; Marc Alongi, director of curriculum and student development, Sequoyah School, Pasadena; Anisa Haq, program head, Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh; "Innovations in Education: Developing Local and Global Mindsets Panel" (3:40 p.m.)
Monday,
March 3
Liesl Schillinger, literary critic; author, Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century (2013) and translator, Every Day, Every Hour: A Novel (2012); "Living Lexicon: Language for a New Millennium, In Print, Online, and In-Between"
Tuesday,
March 4
Kenan Rahmani, University of Notre Dame Law School student; Syrian American Council board member; "Syria: What's Next?"
Wednesday,
March 5
Jared Cohen, director, Google Ideas; adjunct senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; author, One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide (2006) and co-author, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business (2013); Hiram Chodosh, president, CMC; co-author, forthcoming The Uniform Civil Code of India: Blueprint for Scholarly Discourse (2014) and Law in Iraq: A Document Companion (2012), moderator; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google Inc.; co-author, "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business" (2013) (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
March 5
Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor in European History, CMC; author, forthcoming Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany (2014) and Royals and the Reich: The Princes of Hesse in Nazi Germany (2006); "The 'Real' (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art"
Thursday,
March 6
Yuval Ron, oud; artist, composer, peace advocate; Norik Manoukian, duduk, clarinet; Jamie Papish, percussion; Vergine Alimian, kanun; Katyana, vocals; "The Yuval Ron Ensemble: Muslim, Jewish and Christian Harmony in the Golden Age of Spain" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
March 6
Sarah Johnson Redlich, executive producer, forthcoming The Mask You Live In, Miss Representation (2011) and The Invisible War (2012); "The Significance of Women in the Professions"
Monday,
March 10
Simone Campbell, Roman Catholic Sister of Social Service; executive director, NETWORK; author, forthcoming A Nun on the Bus (2014); Tony Ramos, city manager, Claremont, CA; Larry Schroeder, city council member, Claremont, CA; Maureen Aldridge, CEO, Claremont Chamber of Commerce; Scott Lederhaus, president, Association for Medical Ethics; Kerry Odell, professor of economics, Scripps College; "A Faith/Business Roundtable with Sister Simone Campbell" (10:00 a.m.)
Monday,
March 10
Patrick Atwater '10, board member, Los Angeles Education Partnership; author, A New California Dream (2011); Rob Carpenter '06, social activist; Clark Lee '04, political director, Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP); Nick Warshaw '09, law school student, UCLA; Julie Wong '94, director for corporate citizenship, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; "The Center for Civic Engagement Presents Young Alumni in Public Service"
Tuesday,
March 11
Felicia Marcus, environmentalist; chair, California State Water Resources Control Board; co-founder, Heal-the-Bay; "California Water Policy- The Challenges Ahead" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
March 11
Richard Amesbury, professor of theological ethics and director, Institute for Social Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland; author, Morality and Social Criticism (2007) and co-author, Faith and Human Rights (2008); "Is Islam a Religion? The Politics of American Religion"
Wednesday,
March 12
Benjamin Santer, climate research scientist, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; "The Evidence for a Discernible Human Influence on Global Climate"
Thursday,
March 13
Kathy Spahn, president and CEO, Helen Keller International; "2014 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
March 24
Cameron Munter, professor of practice, Pomona College; United States Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009) and Pakistan (2010-2012); "The Future of Diplomacy"
Tuesday,
March 25
Suzanne Brown-Fleming, director, visiting scholars program, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies; author, The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience: Cardinal Aloisius Muench and the Guilt Question in Germany (2006) and forthcoming "Imagining ITS: The International Tracing Service Holdings and 21st Century Holocaust Scholarship"; "'Our Mothers, Our Fathers': One German Town in the Records of the ITS" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
March 25
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent, The New York Times; Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (2012) and The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenge to American Power (2009); "America on the Offense and Defense in Cyberspace: Is It Possible to Balance Security, Innovation, and Privacy"
Thursday,
March 27
Cindy Shea, trumpet, founding director; Beto Jimenez, musical director; Rosalie Rodriguez, violin, vocals; Cathy Baeza, violin; Daniela Guiterrez, guitarron; Melinda Frances, congas, percussion; Jillian Kardell, violin; Jasmine Lopez, violin, vocals; Stephanie Martinez, violin, vocals; Wendy Alarcon, vihuela, vocals; Aniana Mejia, flute; Sabrina Rodgers, trumpet; Alissa Gonzales, violin, vocals; Karina Zurita, guitar, vocals; "Mariachi Divas: A Musical Celebration in Honor of Cesar Chavez
Monday,
March 31
Dinner Theater, "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney (1982) (6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
April 1
Dinner Theater, "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney (1982) (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
April 2
Dinner Theater, "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney (1982) (6:00 p.m.)
Friday,
April 4
Meena Westford, special projects manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; moderator; David Guy, president, Northern California Water Association; Maurice Hall, senior hydrologist, California Water Program, The Nature Conservancy; Joan Maher, deputy operating officer, water supply division, Santa Clara Valley Water District; Caren Trgovich, chief deputy director, State Water Resources Control Board; "Groundwater Management: Solutions are in Sight" (9:00 a.m.)
Monday,
April 7
Billie Jean King, former world #1 professional tennis player; winner of 39 Grand Slam titles; founder, Woman's Tennis Association, World Team Tennis, and Women's Sports Foundation; author, Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes (2008); co-author, Billie Jean (1982); "Pressure is a Privilege and Champions Adjust"
Tuesday,
April 8
Amitav Ghosh, author, River of Smoke (2011) and forthcoming Flood of Fire; "Genealogies of the Global: 19th Century Canton (Guangzhou) as seen by an Indian Merchant"
Wednesday,
April 9
Stephanie Burns, founder and CEO, Chic CEO; Molly Schmid, president, Inland Empire Tech Coast Angels; senior counselor, TriTech Small Business Development Center; Mandy Vidalis, co-founder, Pulse Active Savings; Ryan Ellis '07, founder and CEO, Volt Boats; Robert Ketterer '85, CEO, Pupsquest.com - Colvard Learning System; Eric Helland, Robert J. Lowe professor of economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, CMC; co-author, "Bargaining in the Shadow of the Website: Disclosure’s Impact on Litigation Behavior" (2010) and "The Impact of Liability on the Physician Labor Market" ( 2009); Neela Rajendra, director for entrepreneurial initiatives, Kravis Leadership Institute, CMC; moderator; "Diverse Paths to Entrepreneurship: A Panel Discussion" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
April 9
Davin Agustines '96, assistant professor of psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Aaron McMurtray '96, assistant clinical professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; director, Dementia Clinic, Neurology Department, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; investigator, Neurology Department, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute; Curtis Sather '00, Physician Director of Hospitalist Program, HealthCare Partners Medical Group, San Gabriel Valley; "Medical Ethics: A Panel Discussion"
Thursday,
April 10
Anna Bigelow, associate professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University; author, Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in North India (2010); "Matters of Devotion: The Spiritual Economies of South Asian Sufi Shrines"
Monday,
April 14
Volker Stanzel, visiting professor of government, CMC; German Ambassador to China (2004-2007) and Japan (2009-2013); Minxin Pei P'11, Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 professor of government and director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, CMC; author, China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006) and From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (1994); Cameron Munter, professor of practice, Pomona College; United States Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009) and Pakistan (2010-2012); "A New Era for U.S. European Alliance: Views from Two Ambassadors"
Tuesday,
April 15
Mary Gaitskill, visiting professor of literature, CMC; author, Bad Behavior: Stories (1988) and Don't Cry (2010); "An Evening with the Author"
Wednesday,
April 16
Tomas Summers Sandoval, Jr. '94, associate professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o history, Pomona College; author, Latinos at the Golden Gate: Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco (2013) and On the Merits of Racial Identity (2004); "Latinos at the Golden Gate: Lessons for the Future" (12:00 p.m.)
Wednesday,
April 16
Michael McFaul, United States Ambassador to Russia (2012-2014); professor of political science; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Stanford University; co-author, Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (2013) and co-editor, Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (2013); "Does the End of the Post Cold War Era Mean a Return to the Cold War Era?"
Thursday,
April 17
Paul Schimmel, former chief curator, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles; "New Directions in Contemporary Art" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
April 17
Steven Malanga, senior editor, City Journal; columnist, RealClearMarkets.com; senior fellow, Manhattan Institute; author, Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer (2010) and The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today (2005); Chuck Reed, mayor, San Jose, California; "Tough Choices for California: What Public Pension Liability Means for Your Future"
Monday,
April 21
George Roberts '66 P'93, founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR); Britt Harris, CIO, The Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Darren Filson, associate professor of economics, director of graduate programs, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance; CMC; co-author, "The Impacts of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Bank Diversification on Value and Risk" (2014) and author, "A Markov-Perfect Equilibrium Model of the Impacts of Price Controls on the Performance of the Pharmaceutical Industry" (2012); moderator; "A Conversation on Investing" (12:00 p.m.)
Monday,
April 21
David Yellen P'16, dean and professor of law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; co-author, Federal Sentencing and Practice (2002); Sheri Lynn Johnson, James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law; co-founder (1993) and assistant director, Cornell Death Penalty Project, Cornell University; Jennifer Walsh, professor of political science, Azusa Pacific University; author, forthcoming Examining the Influence of Affirmative Action Policies on Supreme Court Appointments and Three Strikes Laws (2007); "Mandatory Sentencing and the Death Penalty" (12:00 p.m. Parents Dining Room)
Monday,
April 21
Mary Weatherford, "The Artist Discusses Her Work"
Tuesday,
April 22
Thomas Steyer, president, NextGen Climate; founder, Farallon Capital Management (1986); founder, TimKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University; "Acting Politically to Avert Climate Disaster and Preserve American Prosperity" (12:00 p.m.)
Tuesday,
April 22
Concert: Hao Huang, piano; professor of music and Rachel Vetter Huang, violin; lecturer in music, Scripps College; "An Evening of Chamber Music: Beach, Chopin, and Brahms"
Wednesday,
April 23
Charles Murray, W.H. Brady scholar, American Enterprise Institute; author, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 (2012) and Real Education (2008); "Coming Apart at the Seams: America’s New Cultural Divide"
Thursday,
April 24
Peter Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law; adjunct professor of law, Yale University; author, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better (2014) and co-editor, Understanding America: The Anatomy of An Exceptional Nation (2009); "American Exceptionalism" (12:00 p.m.)
Thursday,
April 24
Performance: "FOUND: A Woman's Experience through the Armenian Genocide" by Anoush Baghdassarian '17
Monday,
May 5
John Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics; George P. Schultz Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Senior Fellow, Stanford University; author, First Principles: Five Keys to Returning America's Prosperity (2012) and co-author, Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them (2010); "First Principles versus Secular Stagnation"
Tuesday,
May 6
Mary Nichols, environmentalist; chair, California Air Resources Board; "Law and the Environment" (12:00 p.m.)