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Dean’s Hour Lecture Series

A Weekly Lecture and Performance Series
Wednesday afternoons, 2:50 PM to 3:40 PM unless noted otherwise

Upcoming Lectures

3/8 – “Threat of Dissent”: Immigration, Ideology and Deportation Julia Rose Kraut Scholar, Writer and Judith S. Kaye Fellow

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Dean’s Hour Lecture Series Archive

9/21            “Death and Friendship in the Iliad” David Clark, Classics, Bard High School Early College, 9AM

9/21            “On Bard Summerscape” Christopher Gibbs Co-artistic Director, The Orchestra Now

9/22            “On Ellington, Bartok and Chevalier de Saint-Georges” President Leon Botstein Artistic Director, The Orchestra Now 12:30-1:30 PM

10/5            “Women and Foreign Policy” Professor Elmira Bayrasli, Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA)

10/15          “Our Voices: A Conversation on Youth Voting” Chris Stauffer March for Our Lives, Co-Executive Director, 4:30 PM

10/19          “Every Vote Counts: A Conversation about Getting out the Vote” Harold Ekeh, Co-Founder, Every Vote Counts

10/20          “Lamentation, Gender, and the Heroic Ethos: The Iliad’s Andromache” Dr. Melissa Marturano, Hunter College 3:30 PM

10/26          “The Fight to Vote: Challenges Past and Present” Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center

10/27          “The Genesis of the Canon and the Canonical Status of Genesis; or, is Eve to be Blamed or Celebrated?” Professor Bruce Matthews, Philosophy 4:30 PM

11/2            Matriculation Ceremony with President Leon Botstein

11/5            “Framing Privacy” Jason Schulman, Judith S. Kaye Fellow 4:30

11/9            “Greek Tragedy in the 21st Century” Professor Lauren Curtis, Bard College Classics Professor and FYSem Director

11/16           “Organ Donation: 5 minutes to save 8 lives” Chirag Raj Founder, Organ Donation Awareness Corporation (ODAC)

11/23           “An MD Made in America” Dr. Inginia Genao Associate Professor of Medicine, Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Aunt of Raquel and Roxanna Delgado, ‘20 Yale University

11/30           “W. E. B. Du Bois, Black Literature, and Black Life” Professor Lavelle Porter, CUNY

12/7            “Adding injury to insult: Poetry and Law in Greek and Early Irish poetic language” Professor Andrea Kouklanakis, Classics BHSEC

12/14          “Plato’s Retreat: The Allegory of the Cave, Digitized” Professor Bruce Matthews, Philosophy BHSEC Manhattan

1/4              “On Comedy Writing” Daniel Radosh (comedy writer)

1/5              “On Chinese Art” Professor Tongji Philip Qian, Visual Arts BHSEC DC

1/11             “Digital Advertising” Johan Gunawan

1/14             “What is Seminar?” Professor Patrick Oray, Literature BHSEC Baltimore FYS Program Chair

1/25             “On Virginia Woolf” Ria Banerjee Guttman College

2/1              “On Disease” Gregg Gonsalves (MacArthur Fellow)

2/3              “On Saint Augustine” Professor David Ungvary Bard College

2/8              “On the New Testament” David Clark, Classics BHSEC

2/23             “On Dante” Professor Joseph Luzzi, Bard College

3/1              “On Public Health” Jeff Hoover (public health policy writer)

“The Bible, And Other Stories We Tell Ourselves” (6/3/2020)
Minister Joshua Narcisse, BHSEC ’12

“Supreme Court in the Era of Covid-19″ (4/29/2020)
Professor Steven Mazie, Social Studies Faculty, BHSEC

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

“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

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