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Valerie Bunce
Levitt Speaker Gives Insight Into U.S. Involvement in Post-Soviet Countries

The U. S. has been involved in many debates about the merits and detriments of its involvement in overseas democracies. Currently, this subject is coming to a head with regard to Libya. On Sept. 27, Cornell University Professor Valerie Bunce  gave a lecture titled “When U.S. Democracy Assistance Works,” which provided insight into the complex world of U.S. involvement in the color revolutions in post-Soviet countries.  More ...

Valerie Bunce
Cornell Professor to Lecture: "When U.S. Democracy Assistance Works"

Valerie Bunce, the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “When U.S. Democracy Assistance Works” on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The lecture, which is part of the Levitt Public Affairs Center’s fall series on security, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Colgate Professor Bruce Selleck and former DEC deputy commissioner Stuart Gruskin spoke in the Chapel on hydrofracking. Hamilton Professor Eugene Domack moderated.
Panel Explains Hydrofracking in New York State

When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” New York State has taken a “think first, drill later” approach. To engage the Hamilton community in the thinking and learning phase of this process, two panelists explained the basics of hydrofracking in New York at a discussion sponsored by the Levitt Public Affairs Center on Sept. 23.  More ...

Attica Symposium Revisits 1971 Uprising

“It is the one of the toughest and, at times, most brutal prisons in America,” said Doran Larson, professor of English, in introducing the Attica symposium on Sept. 16.  The symposium detailed the uprising of 1971 that left 39 dead and led to major prison reform.  More ...

Commissioner of NY State Department of Corrections Brian Fischer
Expert Panel to Discuss Attica Prison Uprising

A panel of four authorities on the 1971 Attica Prison uprising—historians Theresa Lynch and Scott Christianson, former Attica inmate Melvin Marshall and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections Brian Fischer—will debate on the legacy of Attica and the current state of American prisons on Friday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel.  More ...

Christina Romer
Levitt Center Announces Fall Speakers Series

Hamilton College’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center is offering another series of lectures this fall focused on issues of sustainability, security, and inequality and equity. The lectures are free and open to the public.  More ...

Levitt Center Announces Leadership Institute

With generous funding from Arthur Levitt, Jr., the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center has developed a new opportunity for rising sophomores and juniors.  The Levitt Leadership Institute, to be launched in early 2012, will offer two weeks of practical training in competencies that make people effective at all levels of an organization and that are essential to anyone seeking to manage or lead others.  Applications for the institute will be available on Thursday, Sept. 1, on the institute site.  More ...

Sara Miller '12
Miller ’12 Targets Human Rights Violations

Human rights violations infringe upon the basic, international rights that everybody should have. Sara Miller ’12 is spending the summer as a fighting discrimination intern at Human Rights First. Her efforts are focused on human rights violations in Uganda, and specifically she is helping to target the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Her internship is supported by a Summer 2011 Levitt Public Service Internship Grant.  More ...

Julio Videras
Videras Assumes Levitt Center Directorship

Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras became the new director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center on July 1. He replaces Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, who served a two-year term as the center’s director and oversaw a reorganization of the center’s programming and the initiation of several new projects.  More ...

Caroline Novas '13
Novas '13 Helps Bring Family Health Issues to Forefront

Women and families have unique health and safety issues, yet sometimes the policymaking process can overlook these concerns. The National Research Center (NRC) for Women and Families helps address various topics in women’s and children’s health and safety by providing information to the media, policymakers and the public. Caroline Novas ’13 is spending the summer as an intern with the Center, doing research for some of the nonprofit organization’s projects.  More ...

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