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Claremont Discourse Schedule - Fall 2016
Claremont Discourse is a faculty lecture series sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library. Claremont Discourse features faculty discussing their recent publications, research, or artistic creations.
Lectures will be held in the Founders Room of Honnold/Mudd Library. Discussion will follow each lecture, and refreshments will be provided.
Claremont Discourse Goes to the Election, Fall 2016
Constitutional Rhetoric and Presidential Elections: A Claremont Discourse Panel in Recognition of Constitution Day
With John Pitney (Government Department, Claremont McKenna College); Claudia Strauss
(Anthropology Field Group, Pitzer); Victor Silverman (History Department, Pomona
College), Michael Uhlmann (Policy and Politics Department, Claremont Graduate
University); and Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Politics Department, Pomona College). Moderated
by John Seery (Politics Department, Pomona College).
Wednesday, September 14th, 4:15 pm
Nearly 230 years after it was written and ratified, the meaning of the language in the United States Constitution continues to be hotly debated. In our courtrooms and our living rooms, we interpret the declarations made for us by our Founding Fathers and seek within them the intentions of those same men. The efforts of the American people to understand and interpret the Constitution are vividly on display or vividly hidden during our national elections. In light of the current electoral cycle and the national celebration of Constitution Day, the Claremont Colleges Library has invited a panel of Claremont faculty members to discuss how the Constitution is invoked, used, or conspicuously ignored in the service of political ends during our national elections. Our panelists will consider what effect political rhetoric that quotes, misquotes or merely mentions, or detours around the Constitution has on the behaviors and sentiments of citizens called to vote.
Identity Politics and the 2016 Election Cycle: A Panel Discussion
With Vanessa Tyson (Assistant Professor of Politics, Scripps College); Miriam
Feldblum (Dean of Students and Professor of Politics, Pomona College); Najeeba
Syeed (Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of
Theology and Claremont Graduate University); Nancy S.B. Williams (Associate
Professor of Chemistry, Claremont McKenna Colleges); and Wei-Chin Hwang (Professor
of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College). Moderated by Nyree Gray (Assistant
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Civil Rights Officer,
Claremont McKenna College).
Wednesday, October 12, 4:15pm
Policy issues related to immigration, education, human and civil rights, the criminal justice system, labor, war, and economics are hotly debated topics of the 2016 election campaigns. The impact of policies around these issues on this country’s populace shed further light on the need for conversations on race, gender, socio-economic status, religion, and other markers of identity. As part of this Claremont Discourse series on the presidential election, this panel will address identity politics tied to the election and the impact of both campaign rhetoric and the potential outcome of the election on various communities within this country, including but not limited to Latino, African-American, Asian-American, immigrant, LGBTQ, and Muslim communities.
Co-sponsored by the Dean’s Action Committee for Diversity and Inclusivity (DACDI) at the Claremont Colleges Library.
What just happened? Election 2016: A Panel Discussion and Review
With John Pitney (Government Department, Claremont McKenna College); Jennifer Taw (Government Department, Claremont McKenna College); Sean Flynn (Economics, Scripps College); Leo Flynn (Professor Emeritus of Politics, Pomona College); and N. Ann Davis (Human Relations and Philosophy, Pomona College). Moderated by William Ascher (Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College).
Thursday, November 17, 4:15 pm