Associate Professor of Philosophy Rafeeq Hasan argues that the college’s decision to invite Bret Stephens to speak on Israel-Palestine, without promoting an event advocating for Palestinians, is misguided.
Activist Eric Ward spoke about the intersections of antisemitism and other types of bigotry, emphasizing that antisemitic tactics are often weaponized against other minorities.
Ora Szekely, associate professor of political science at Clark University, explained the historical context of the Israel and Hamas conflict, and provided an explanation of current events at a talk on Nov. 2.
In the second installment of the Freedom Talks speaker series, Grammy-award winning musician and professor Vijay Iyer spoke about the Western conception of music as something that can be owned and argued for the need to historicize concepts like improvisation and freedom.
Derecka Purnell, a human rights lawyer and author, spoke at the first installation of the “Freedom Talks” lecture series. She discussed police abolition, her personal experiences with police officers, and the role of relationships in organizing.
Participants in a University of Michigan program that guarantees low-income students free tuition upon acceptance applied to and enrolled in college at higher rates. At an April 11 event, Susan Dynarski presented these findings, raising questions about how Amherst could implement similar programs.
Professor Saidiya Hartman, a prominent interdisciplinary scholar of Black history, spoke at Johnson Chapel Thursday, April 6 as part of the President's Colloquium on Race and Racism, where she previewed a piece of fiction that pokes fun at performative political speech.