Fall 2017 Events
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Disappearing Diplomacy: Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
Robert Gelbard ’64 is an international business consultant specializing in project development and implementation, crisis management and risk analysis. During his prior career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Gelbard held numerous senior foreign policy positions, including as President Clinton’s Special Representative for the Balkans, Ambassador to Indonesia and East Timor, Ambassador to Bolivia, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (including responsibility for counter-terrorism), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America, Director for Southern Africa and Deputy Director for Western Europe.
From Russia with Love: Covering National Security in the Age of Trump
Two New York Times investigative reporters discuss the latest in the special counsel investigation, the perils of covering national security, and covering the new Washington. Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman are Pulitzer-winning reporters in the Washington bureau of the Times. The discussion will be moderated by Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Sandy Maisel.
Journalism with Purpose: How to Write with Impact
2017 Lovejoy Student Journalism Conference
Women in Business: Do they Lead Differently than Men?
A lunchtime discussion with Colby Trustees Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and Catherine Roosevelt ’89
Please note this event has reached capacity.
Oct. 19 | Lunch served at Noon; Discussion begins at 12:15 p.m. | Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union
Many leadership studies suggest that women are more participative, collaborative, transformational and democratic than men; female managers are seen as less transactional, authoritative, or “command-control.” Other research has revealed that Fortune 500 companies with a higher percentage of women on their boards experience significantly higher financial outcomes. In what other ways do women’s leadership traits influence professional organizations? How can students develop leadership skills that will translate into professional success in the business world today and in the future?
Two highly accomplished trustees, Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and Catherine (Kate) Roosevelt ’89, will lead a lunchtime discussion on their experiences and the strategies they’ve employed to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers.
Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 is the Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Banking, and Head of Global Leasing for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kate Roosevelt ’89 is executive vice president for Campbell & Company, a strategic consultancy to the non-profit sector. The conversation will be moderated by Patrice Franko, interim director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Grossman Professor of Economics and Global Studies.
Gender and Resistance: An Evening with Jennifer Finney Boylan
climate from her position both as a writer for the op/ed page of the New York Times as well as the co-chair of the media advocacy non-profit, GLAAD. Author of the first bestselling work by a transgender American (She’s Not There), Jenny is also a longtime member of the Colby community, where she taught in the department of English for 25 years and currently serves as special advisor to President Greene. During the spring of each year she serves as the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.
Cotter Debate: Campus Free Speech
Jon A. Shields, associate professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Jon Zimmerman, professor of history of education, University of Pennsylvania
The Goldfarb Center cosponsors events and programs for departments across campus. Please consider attending the following events hosted by our partners.
Whose Streets? Film screening and discussion with director Sabaah Folayan
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. The film is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. Director Sabaah Folayan will lead a discussion and question and answer session after the screening. Cosponsored by Colby Cinema Studies, Pugh Community Board, African American Studies, The Center for Arts and Humanities, and The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs