Distinguished Speaker Series

March 26, 2015

Public Talk by William Deresiewicz: “What is College For?”

William Deresiewicz, the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life and 2015 Mary Routt Chair of Writing at Scripps, shares his observations about education at the Claremont Colleges and elsewhere.

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March 10, 2015

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law.

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Omid Safi

Omid Safi is a leading Muslim public intellectual. He is the Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center , where he serves as a professor of Islamic Studies specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and Islamic spirituality.

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January 13, 2015

Daniel Solórzano

Daniel G. Solórzano, Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Equity and Diversity at UCLA, will visit Scripps College to engage the community in small group meetings, classroom visits, and public lectures centering on discussions of privilege and inequity as part of the Challenging Privilege, Building Inclusion speaker series.

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January 10, 2015

Katharine Howard Miller Leader in Residence: Namita Bhandare

Feminist activist and writer Namita Bhandare will visit Scripps College February 10-12, 2015 as Scripps College’s Katharine Howard Miller Leader in Residence. Namita Bhandare is a journalist with close to 25 years of reporting experience whose writing has appeared in publications including Sunday magazine, India Today magazine, and the daily, The Hindustan Times. She is India’s first consulting editor on gender with a daily newspaper, Mint, and continues to write a fortnightly column on social issues for The Hindustan Times.

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January 9, 2015

“Freedom On My Mind” with Professor Rita Roberts

As part of Scripps College’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, Professor of History and Africana Studies Rita Roberts, will lead a screening and discussion of the film “Freedom On My Mind,” which vividly chronicles this complex and compelling history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961 to 1964: the interracial nature of the campaign, the tensions and conflicts, the fears and hopes.

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Elke Weber

Elke Weber is the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Professor of Management and Psychology, and Earth Institute Professor at Columbia University. She is an expert on descriptive models of decision-making under uncertainty and time delay in financial and environmental contexts.

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December 17, 2014

Marc Lamont Hill

Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, Dr. Hill will deliver the Claremont University Consortium’s 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, “Youth Activism in Post-Ferguson America.” Dr. Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

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October 17, 2014

Perry Chen

Perry Chen, creator, chairman, and former CEO of global crowd-funding pioneer Kickstarter, visits Scripps College to engage both Scripps and the greater Claremont Colleges community in discussions about finance, entrepreneurship, and creativity.

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October 8, 2014

Peggy McIntosh

Peggy McIntosh, feminist author, researcher, and gender/racial equity activist, will engage the Scripps community in two days of small group meetings, classroom visits, administrative sessions, and public lectures centering on discussions of privilege systems and feelings of fraudulence.

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