Professor Hartman will discuss the meaning of the 2017 election and the impending presidency of Donald Trump by examining his rise to power in the context of the history of the social movements of the 1960s and how America has reacted to them up to the present day. Hartman is the Author of A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Based on her book of the same name, Dr. Lisa McGirr’s lecture will focus on rarely discussed aspects of prohibition such as its disproportionate enforcement with African-Americans, immigrants and poor whites; its effect on the expansion of federal government powers; its role in shaping the current U.S. penal system and more. Dr. McGirr’s book has been featured in the New York Times Book Review and we look forward to her lecture–we hope you can join us! If you have questions about this even
Dr. Bueno de Mesquita is founder of Mesquita & Roundell, a company that uses game theory to predict world events. He has been called a modern Nostradamus and was featured on a two-part special on The History Channel. He is a professor at New York University, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and author of “The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future.”
The Eli Jaffe Film Competition is the first regional contest to present student film and video projects that address public issues. The 3nd annual Eli Jaffe Film Competition culminated May 2013 at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.
2013 Eli Jaffe Jury Prize winners: Chris Sarmiento, Katelynn Jones, and Ben Golden for A Son Down, After Son Down.
LECTURER: Bruce Rich, Environmental Lawyer and Independent Author Mr. Rich examined how the World Bank’s failure to address the challenges of the twenty-first century has implications for all of us in an increasingly interdependent world. He shows how the World Bank’s policies undercut attempts at alleviating poverty and sustaining the environment while claiming to do the opposite, and thus cripple progress towards an environmentally sustainable, equitable global economy.