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Deans’ Hour Lecture Series

A Weekly Lecture and Performance Series

Wednesday afternoons, 2:50 PM to 3:40 PM unless noted otherwise

Dean’s Hour Lecture Series: 2018-2019

9/6              “Remarks Welcoming Year One Students to the BHSEC College Program,” President Leon Botstein, Bard College

9/12            “Women and Foreign Policy,” Elmira Bayrasli, Co-Founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted; Professor, BGIA 

9/26            “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business,” Rana Foroohar, CNN

10/3            “On the Iliad,” Professor David Clark, Classics,  Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

10/10          “Reception Theory and the Classical Canon,” Professor Andrea Kouklanakis, Classics,   Bard High School Early College, Manhattan
     
10/3            “On the Iliad,”  Professor David Clark, Classics,   Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

10/10          “Reception Theory and the Classical Canon,” Professor Andrea Kouklanakis, Classics, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan
 
10/24          André Aciman “On Writing”

10/31        “On Archeology and African American Experience,” Professor Brittany Brown, Social Studies Faculty,  Bard High School Early College, Queens

11/7            ECO Presentation

11/14          “On Du Bois,” Professor Lavelle Porter
   
11/21          “Writing Outside the Academy,”  BHSEC Faculty Writers (Agredo, Augustine, Dolan, Graciano, Mazie), Children’s Literature, Spoken Word, Theater, Journalism, Short Stories

Dean’s Hour Lecture Series: 2017-2018

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“Plato’s Retreat:  The Allegory of the Cave, Digitized” (9/13/17)
Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty, BHSEC

“Death and Friendship in the Iliad”  (9/29/17)
Professor David Clark, World Languages Faculty, BHSEC

“The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis; or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?” (10/4/17)
Professor Bruce Matthews, Social Studies Faculty, BHSEC

“Archeology of Ancient Cities”  (10/6/17)
Professor Uzma Rizvi, Pratt Institute

“An American in Mzansi: Lessons on Social Politics, Justice and Sexuality in South Africa” (10/18/17)
Professor Rachael Gibson, Health Faculty, BHSEC

White Supremacy and the Distribution of Legal Authority in America” (11/1/17)
Anna Lind Guzik, BHSEC

“114 Years of Souls: From Jim Crow to #BlackLivesMatter” (11/3/17)
Professor Kirin Wachter-Grene

“Let’s Go Down to Dungeon-Town: Some Notes on Designing  a Game” (11/8/17)
Professor Zach Holbrook, Literature Faculty, BHSEC

“Give me liberty or give me debt” (11/15/17)
Deroy Murdock, Nationally Syndicated Columnist

“Origins and Adaptations: The FHA and Multi-Family Housing in Queens” (11/22/17)
Nick Shatan’10, K’18

“Science Fiction and Classical Literature, Olaf Stapledon: Posthuman Tragedy” (1129/17)
Professor Samuel Cooper, World Languages Faculty, BHSEC Queens

“Feeding the World, Feeding Ourselves” Part II (12/13/17)
Rene Marion, Director of Education, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

“Jazz Diplomacy: Representing the Challenges of American Democracy” (12/15/17)
James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies, Bard College

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem” (1/3/18)
Professor Robert Hahn, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf on War and Women” (1/12/18)
Professor Ria Banerjee, Guttman Community College, CUNY

In the beginning was the word: New Testament basics and the problem of translation” (1/31/18)
David Clark, World Languages Faculty, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

Vanguard African-American Literary Studies (2/14/18)
Professor Kesi Augustine, Literature Faculty, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

On Public Health in New York” (2/28/18)
Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH, P’18, Medical Director, NYC Dept of Homeless Services/Dept of Social Services

On Dante (3/8/18)
Professor Joe Luzzi, Bard Annandale

The Caliphate and the Transformation of Culture from the Near East to Europe (3/14/18)
Professor Abigail Balbale, Bard Graduate Center

New Perspectives and Approaches to Justice” (3/21/18)
Joseph Gubbay, Judge for the New York City Criminal Court for Kings County,  NY

“Inquiry Project Panel” (3/23/18)

On Hamlet” (3/28/18)
Professor Adhaar Noor Desai, Bard Annandale

From Molecule to Medicine” (4/11/18)
Corinne Gamper, Pfizer

Contingent Homes, Contingent Nation: Rwandan Settlers in Uganda, 1911-64″ (4/18/18)
Professor Ashley Rockenbach, Social Studies Faculty, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

Classics and Food” (4/25/18)
Andrew Colletti, History and Food Educator

On Climate Change (5/2/18)
Professor Sonali McDermid, NYU

“On the Holocaust” (5/4/18)
Helga Shepard

Design and Decision: Decision-Making in Pride and Prejudice (5/16/18)
Professor Zach Holbrook, Literature Faculty, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan

“A Firsthand History Lesson: A Story of Survival” (5/16/18)
Sonia Goldstein

“Symposium Day Speech”  (6/2/18)
Giorgina Dopico, Dean for Humanities, New York University Faculty of Arts and Science