Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Deans' Hour Lecture Series

Weekly Guest Lecture and Performance Series

Wednesday afternoons, 2:30 to 3:20 pm

2016 – 2017 Series

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Professor Alex Bauer
Queens College, City University of New York

September 21
“Death and Friendship in the Iliad”
Professor David Clark
World Languages Faculty, Bard High School Early College Manhattan

October 5
"The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis; or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?"
Professor Bruce Matthews
Social Studies Faculty, Bard High School Early College Manhattan

October 13
Welcome Speech for Year One Students
President Leon Botstein
Bard College

October 26
"On Darwin”
Professor Rachel Kennedy
Science Faculty, Bard High School Early College Manhattan

October 28 
"Excellent Sheep"
Bill Deresiewicz

November 2
"Climate Change and Urban Agriculture: How to Feed 9.5 Billion People and Save the Planet at the Same Time"
Professor Dickson Despommier

November 9
“Charles Mingus”
Dr. Krin Gabbard
Professor of Jazz Studies, Columbia University

November 16
“After the Election”
A New York Times Panel with editors Rachel Dry and Aaron Retica

November 30
“The Battle for Bed Stuy”
Professor Michael Woodsworth
Social Studies Faculty, Bard High School Early College Queens

December 2
 *"The Middle East and the Trump Administration:  Inheriting Many Challenges & Few Opportunities"
James Ketterer
Dean of International Studies, Bard Annandale; Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
11:45 AM

December 7
On Jerusalem, 1000-1400
Melanie Holcolmb
Curator Metropolitan Museum of Art

December 14
Diversity Initiative Open Mic Concert

December 21
Winter Concert and Art Exhibit
6PM

January 4
"On Woolf" 
Dr. Mark Hussey
Pace University

January 11
"Some Like It Hot" Performance
Dir. Anna Dolan

"Performing Gender"
Prof. Brittney Edmonds
Literature Faculty, Bard High School Early College Manhattan

January 13
"Beyond Sectarianism: The Pipeline Agendas Driving the War in Syria"
Patricia Sabga
Journalist
*12:40 PM 

January 18 - Regents

January 25 - Finals

February 1

"Economic Underpinnings of our Fractious Politics"
Rana Foroohar
Time Magazine journalist, BHSEC Parent

February 15
"On Kafka"
Franz Kempf
Professor of German, Bard College

March 1
"On the Italian Renaissance"
Peter Miller
*2:30 PM

Music Club Performance and Fundraiser in collaboration with STAGE
*3:30 PM

March 8
"Women and Foreign Policy"
Elmira Bayrasli
Co-Founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted; Professor, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

March 15
"Issues of Aging and Intergenerational Solutions​"
Robert Pollack
Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, and Director of University Seminars
Columbia University

“On Comedy"
Lynn Harris
Elsa Waithe
*3:30 PM

March 22
Dr. Despommier and his Trio, In Concert

March 29
BHSEC Choir Concert

April 5 - TBD

April 12 - Spring Recess

April 19

"Vanguard Classical Studies"
Andrea Kouklanakis
BHSEC

April 26
“On Reception Studies”
Dr. Jared Sminard
Hunter College

May 3 - TBD

May 10
Spring Community Day

May 17
"Design and Decision: Decision-Making in Pride and Prejudice" 
Professor Zach Holbrook
Literature Faculty, Bard High School Early College Manhattan 

May 24
Spring Theater Production

May 31
Spring Concert and Art Exhibit
6PM

Archived Lectures

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