Lecture Previews

Causes of Poverty and Global Obligations to the Poor

Today at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

The lecture series "Global Connections, Global Responsibilities" presented by the Humanities Center and co-sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy will host a panel discussion on "The Causes of Poverty and Global Obligations to the Poor: What Is the Link?"

The panel will focus on the relationships between the causes of poverty and the global obligations to address these causes. Alex London will moderate this 90-minute panel.

Panelists include Michael Goodhart, associate professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh; Nicole Hassoun, assistant professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon; and Mathias Risse, associate professor of public policy and philosophy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

A Celebration of Teaching

Wednesday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Rangos 1 and 2, University Center

Carnegie Mellon's "A Celebration of Teaching," formerly called the Education Awards, honors the exemplary service of faculty who best represent the university's commitment to excellence in education. The event will recognize and celebrate the faculty's recent contributions across various disciplines and fields — contributions both to the university and to the greater intellectual community. A Celebration of Teaching consists of five main awards. The Ryan Award, the Barbara Lazarus Award, and the Gelfand Award are each presented annually. The Doherty Award and the Academic Advising Award are given every other year. In addition, the recent recipients of the College Teaching Awards are also honored.

Lessons about Economic Policy from History

Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

Allan Meltzer, the Allan H. Meltzer university professor of political economy in the Tepper School of Business, will lecture as a part of the University Lecture Series. His lecture is titled "Lessons About Economic Policy From History." Meltzer will summarize his study of Federal Reserve policy, specifically reasons for the credit and economic crisis. Meltzer will also discuss reform proposals now under discussion in Congress.

Meltzer's lecture will feature a special introduction by Kiron Skinner of the department of social and decision sciences.

University Lecture Series: Michael Kammen

Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

As a part of the University Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Society and the department of history, Michael Kammen will present a lecture titled "What Happens When Art Provokes American Society — and Why." Kammen is currently a professor of American cultural history in the department of history at Cornell University and the author of Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture. His academic study focuses on the role of controversy in the arts within the United States.

Kammen grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and was educated at George Washington University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1964. He has taught at Cornell since completing his graduate studies at Harvard. Kammen also served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1995.