October-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

October

Monday, October 29, 2012

Does Grand Strategy Exist?

Eliot Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He directs the strategic studies program at SAIS and the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, which he founded. MORE
Friday, October 26, 2012

India Today: Economy, Technology and People

Weekend Today courses focus on countries with emerging economies: Brazil, India, China, Russia, and South Africa (BRICS). 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Perfect X: Inspecting Transgender Perspectives in Film, Video & Performance

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are a Los Angeles-based couple whose individual and collaborative work addresses, respectively, trans-feminine and trans-masculine experience. MORE
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

National Security in a Time of Austerity

Kori Schake has held the Distinguished Chair of International Security Studies at West Point, and also served in the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs, and the National Defense University. She is on the boards of the journal Orbis and the Centre for European Reform and blogs for Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon finds the hidden human stories behind carbon, neon, gold, and every single other element on the table. MORE
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Will the Elections End the Gridlock: The Senate's Crucial Role

Ambassador Ira Shapiro is an international trade lawyer in Washington, D.C.  He has a long and distinguished background in government and politics, having worked twelve years in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate, and nearly five years in the Clinton administration in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he became one of America's leading trade negotiators.  MORE
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Los Valientes

Los Valientes (The Courageous Ones) is a live music theatre work for singing actor and onstage music trio of cello, piano and percussion. Based on the lives of three heroic Latinos, the show celebrates Mexican painter Diego Rivera, martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Mexican-American outlaw Joaquin Murrieta - some say the Zorro character was based on this historical figure. The music ranges from traditional Latino folk and popular songs sung in Spanish to instrumental works by Latin American composers. MORE
Monday, October 8, 2012

Re-thinking water quality, policy and health — An elemental approach

In this presentation, concrete examples of new models for carbon and nitrogen cycling (or lack thereof) are presented as alternate vehicles for energy and resource neutral or positive sanitation. MORE
Monday, October 8, 2012

The Media are a Force...but for what?

Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of NPR’s On the Media and author of The Influencing Machine MORE
Friday, October 5, 2012

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012

2012 Alumni Award Honorees: Lectures, ceremony & reception
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