Come celebrate with the Merasi Musicians, who are marginalized artists terribly discriminated against by Indian society. Passion from generations of turmoil, and the desire for change, combine to create stirring harmonies. Their joyful revolution resonates with folk songs and with love lyrics from Sufi and Hindu traditions.

Contact: Professor Nikky Singh,, 207-859-4644


Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., and the author of the forthcoming book Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, and How to Get Ahead in the Future. He was the project director for the Council’s Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy (2011), directed the Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy (2009), and co-authored the CFR report Managing Illegal Immigration: How Effective is Enforcement? He is also the author of The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11 (Harper Collins, 2008), which was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas book prize. He has testified before Congress on border security and U.S. visa policy. Prior to joining the Council, Alden was the Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times. He has written extensively about the U.S. response to globalization, focusing particularly on international trade, immigration, and homeland security. Reception to follow in the Diamond atrium.

Contact: Dianne Labreck,, 207-859-5230


Bienvenue au French Club! We’re excited to have our first official French Club meeting and get the chance to meet fellow francophone admirers here at Colby. Our meeting will be 6pm to 8pm in the Marylow Coffeehouse! There will be plenty of conversation as well as snacks for all. Please feel free to stop by and hear more about the exciting events to come for the year.