Multiple high-profile events this week are creating buzz on campus. They include filmmaker Spike Lee, Harvard scholar and cultural critic Homi Bhabha, author and sociologist Michael Kimmell, photojournalist Andrea Bruce, and Professor Emeritus and climate change expert Tom Tietenberg. See below for details.
Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men on Campus in a New Millennium
Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Page Commons, Cotter Union
We’re often told that men and women are so different we might as well come from different planets. In this presentation, Michael Kimmel strips away those myths and suggests that women and men aren’t so different after all. He shows how men and women are transforming our campuses and our culture—and why gender equality is actually a good thing for men. Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. He is the author or editor of more than twenty volumes, including The Politics of Manhood, Manhood in America, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, and The Guy’s Guide To Feminism.
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Visiting Fellow in Journalism
Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Room 122, Diamond Building
Andrea Bruce, a freelance photojournalist who has worked in the Middle East for nearly a decade, will narrate a viewing and discussion of photos she has taken while in Afghanistan and Iraq and while covering the Arab Spring. Bruce was last on campus in 2007, as part of a panel before the Lovejoy Convocation, when she discussed the unique problems confronting photojournalists covering wars.
Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing: Problems and Prospects
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Drawing upon the latest research, Professor Emeritus Thomas Tietenberg will review the scientific and economic case for action on climate change, the experience with existing polices, and the current political situation both domestically and globally. He will close by assessing future prospects for action.
Between Civility and Barbarism: Some Thoughts on the Fate of the Humanities
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Renowned scholar/cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha will address important issues facing the academy and the larger culture. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the department of English, the director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and the senior advisor on the humanities to the president and provost at Harvard University. Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes. Some of his works include Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture. Harvard University Press will publish his forthcoming book, A Global Measure, and Columbia University Press will publish his next book, The Right to Narrate.
S.H.O.U.T! Keynote Address: Award-Winning Filmmaker Spike Lee
Friday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Spike Lee is one of the most prominent and influential media figures today. His films include the critically acclaimed School Daze, Academy-Award nominee Do the Right Thing; Malcolm X, Clockers, and 25th Hour. Born in Atlanta, Spike attended Morehouse College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his master of fine arts degree in film production. Free tickets are required. Live feeds in Lovejoy, the Pugh Center, and LoPo (Cotter Union) are free, open to the public, and do not require a ticket. S.H.O.U.T! (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) is a student-organized weekend of events celebrating multiculturalism and community building at Colby. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.