The Brody Award Ceremony

On Sunday, April sixth, 2008 the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema was presented with The Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award.Upon receiving the award Judge Brinkema spoke on the subject of the rights of citizens during a time of terrorism.

The War on Drugs: A War on the Poor

On Wednesday, March 8, 2008 the Goldfarb Center, in collaboration with Professor Leon Arredondo’s anthropology class, presents speakers Richard Van Wickler and Maria Clemencia Ramirez speak on U.S. drug policy at home and abroad. Richard Van Wickler is the superintendent of the department of corrections in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as well as a member...

Talkin’ About Fair Trade

On Monday, March 17, 2008 Jonathan Rosenthal, a former Colby College student, speaks on his experience working in the Fair Trade movement. Jonathan was one of the co-founders of Equal Exchange, one of the first fair trade organizations. His experiences in the field of sustainable and equitable agriculture were aided directly by his liberal arts...

Colby Institute for Leadership

On Friday, March 14, the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted the fifty-seventh annual Colby Institute for Leadership.Nobel Laureate chemist Sherwood Rowland, Ph.D., delivers the keynote address. Rowland gives a non-technical talk on the subject “Global Warming and Climate Change,” drawing on his teaching, research, and leadership in the field since the...

Know Before You Vote: Economics with Professor Michael Donihue

On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, Professor Michael Donihue discussed the economic issues that will be addressed and relevant in the upcoming primary and Presidential elections. He discusses economic policy as it relates to both the parties and the individual candidates.

Know Before You Vote: Foreign Policy with Professor Rodman

On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Professor Kenneth Rodman discussed the foreign policy issues that will be addressed and relevant in the upcoming primary and general elections. He discusses foreign policy as it relates to both the parties and the individual candidates.

Delivering Healthcare to Developing Nations

On February 25, 2008 Dr. William Bicknell, Chairman Emeritus and professor of international health, family medicine, and sociomedical sciences at Boston University delivers a never before given lecture on the culture, morality, and impacts of HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. Dr. Bicknell has been working recently with the government of Lesotho to build a health care system...