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November 17, 2000Volume 29, Number 11













'The rise of dispersed ownership' is topic of Raben Lecture

John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School, will present the 2000 John R. Raben Fellowship Lecture on Monday, Nov. 27.

Titled "The Rise of Dispersed Ownership: The Role of Law in the Separation of Ownership and Control," the talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 127 of the Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St., and will be followed by a reception in the alumni reading room. Sponsored by the Law School, the event is free and open to the public.

Following his graduation from Yale Law School in 1969, Coffee spent a year as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow doing poverty law litigation in New York City and six years as a corporate lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He received an LL.M. from New York University Law School in 1976 and went on to teach at Georgetown University Law School before joining the Columbia faculty in 1980. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University Law School, the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Michigan Law School.

Coffee is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was listed by the National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. His publications include "Cases and Materials on Securities Regulations," "Knights, Raiders and Targets: The Impact of the Hostile Takeover" and "Business Organization and Finance." His principal interests are corporations, securities regulation, class actions, criminal law and "white collar" crime.

Chair of Ford Motor to speak at School of Management

William C. Ford Jr., chair of the board of the Ford Motor Company, will discuss "The Role of Business in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave.

The talk is free and open to the public.

A member of the Ford Motor Company board of directors since 1988, Ford was appointed chair of the finance committee in 1995. In addition, he serves on the board's organization review and nominating committee and is chair of the environmental and public policy committee. He became chair of the board in 1999.

Since joining Ford Motor in 1979 as a product planning analyst in advanced vehicles development, Ford has moved throughout the company in a variety of capacities. He worked on the launch of the Ford Escort and the Mercury Lynx in the automotive assembly division and served on the company's national bargaining team for the 1982 Ford-United Auto Workers labor talks. He was elected chair and managing director of Ford Switzerland in 1987 and joined Ford Motor Company's board of directors the year after. He became a company vice president in 1994.

Ford is chair of the board of trustees of the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. He is a trustee of the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Renaissance and Conservation International. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow and is vice chair of the Detroit Lions professional football team.

CEO to discuss 'innovations and ethics at Merck'

Raymond V. Gilmartin, chair, president and chief executive officer of Merck & Co., Inc., will discuss "Innovations and Ethics at Merck & Co., Inc." on Thursday, Nov. 30, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Gilmartin joined Merck in 1994 as president and chief executive officer. Later that year he was named to the additional post of chair of the board. Prior to joining Merck, Gilmartin was chair, president and chief executive officer of Becton Dickinson and Company.

An active participant in health industry affairs, Gilmartin is chair of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and a past chair of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America. He now serves on Pharmaceutical Research's executive committee. He is a trustee of the Healthcare Leadership Council and Valley Health System, Inc.

Gilmartin chairs the Council on Competitiveness and the board of associates of the Harvard Business School. He is a director of The College Fund/UNCF and a member of the Business Roundtable of the Business Council. He also serves on the boards of directors of General Mills, Inc. and the Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.

Circus Amok director to perform 'The Pleasure of Shaving'

Jennifer Miller, director of Circus Amok and instructor at the California Institute of the Arts, will perform in "The Pleasure of Shaving" on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.

Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program, the event is free and open to the public.

Bearded since the age of 17, Miller chose not to shave and instead performed professionally in sideshows as "the bearded lady." For the past 10 years, she has directed and performed with Circus Amok, a renowned Obie-winning circus theater company which tours the parks of New York City presenting free shows addressing contemporary issues of social justice.

Miller wrote, directed and performs in "Morphadyke," a one-woman show which engages issues of self-presentation and representation. While performing classic sideshow riffs including eating glass, juggling machetes and hoola-hooping in a suit jacket and tie, Miller raises questions about her role in the history of humans on display.

Miller leads workshops on circus technique, acrobatics, juggling, balancing skills and clowning, and lectures widely on her own experiences as a performer and the politics and cultural resonance of displaying people for fun and profit. She is the star of the 1995 documentary "Juggling Gender" by Tami Gold.

Journalist to discuss the 'changing icon of the doctor'

Jack Hitt, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver a lecture titled "Changing Icon of the Doctor in Contemporary Media" on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Beaumont Room of the Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.

Presented by the Program for Humanities in Medicine, the talk is free and open to the public. A reception will precede the lecture at 4:30 p.m.

Hitt contends that although medicine is one of the hottest topics covered in The New York Times Magazine, doctors are rarely heard from. Medical debates on such issues as abortion, HMOs, prescription drugs and the right to die seem drained of anything medical, he says.

Hitt believes that what is happening to medicine is not isolated to the field but rather a new and dangerous departure for everyone in the history of public debate in America. He will discuss his view that professional opinion-makers and television pundits have overwhelmed public, including medical, debates, reducing all subjects to the same angry tenets of the media's simplistic formula of conservative versus liberal.

Expert on work-family issues to present Bush Center lecture

Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute (FWI), will speak in the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, Dec. 1

Her talk, titled "Ask the Children: What America's Children Really Think About Working Parents," will take place at noon in Rm. 211 of Mason Laboratory, 9 Hillhouse Ave., and is free and open to the public.

FWI is a non-profit organization that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing family, workplace and community. Galinsky has overseen several studies at FWI, including "The National Study of the Changing Workforce," "The Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign" and "The 1998 Business Work-Life Study."

A leading authority on work-family issues, Galinsky was a presenter at the 2000 White House Conference on Teenagers and the 1997 White House Conference on Child Care. She is a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and has served as an adviser to the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services. She is the author of over 20 books and reports and has published numerous articles. Prior to founding FWI, she was on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education.

Galinsky will base her talk on her recent book "Ask the Children," a study of how children feel about their working parents, which inspired "Ask the Children 2000," a series of studies seeking children's viewpoints on many contemporary concerns.

Indonesian martial arts instructor to lead workshop

Guru Tharyana Sastranegara will present an introduction to the Indonesian martial art, silat perisai diri, on Friday, Dec. 1, 3-5 p.m. on the 6th floor of Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway.

Sponsored by the Council on Southeast Asian Studies, the workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-3672.

Sastranegara has studied silat for 26 years. He is the only international representative authorized by the government of Indonesia to teach perisai diri outside Indonesia.

A recipient of grand master diplomas from AFMA International, EUSAIMAA International, Bilalian Ryu Jujitsu and Brown-Brown-Karate USA, Sastranegara is the chief instructor of silat perisai diri in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is the author of "Secret Silat Perisai Diri" and "The Secret of Silat Tiger."

Silat, the martial systems of Indonesia, date back to the 6th century A.D. A synthesis of ancient and modern combat techniques, silat perisai diri's goal is the protection of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The term "perisai diri" means "shield self."

Renowned social theorist to present Hollingshead Lecture

Zygmunt Bauman, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, will present the Hollingshead Lecture on Friday, Dec. 1.

Titled "Community, or the Dream That Never Ends," the talk will take place at 4 p.m. in Rm. 211 of the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, it is free and open to the public.

Born in Poznan, Poland, in 1925, Bauman's Jewish family fled to the Soviet Union in 1939 to escape the German invasion. He returned to his native country in 1945 as a member of the Polish Liberation Army and served in the military until 1953.

Bauman's teaching and research career began in the 1950s, and in 1964 he was promoted to professor of sociology at Warsaw University. Together with Polish sociologists Ossowski and Szczepanski and the Hungarian scholar Hegedus, Bauman played an important role in breaking the Marxist orthodoxy of historical materialism and thus recreated empirical sociology.

In 1968, Bauman moved to Israel where he taught at the Universities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. In 1972, he became Professor of Sociology at Leeds.

Bauman's dissertation, "Between Class and Elite -- the Evolution of the British Labour Movement," was published in 1972. Of his numerous books, the most often cited are "Socialism, the Active Utopia," "Modernity and the Holocaust" and "Postmodernity and its Discontents." His most recent books are "In Search of Politics" and "Fluidity of Identity." In 1998 Bauman received the prestigious Theodore-W-Adorno Prize.


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Philosopher Shelly Kagan is reappointed Luce Professor

Student shares his travels in China via video 'journal'

Talking and Teaching: Bill Cosby and Roland Clement

Long-time faculty member Irvin L. Child, a noted psychologist, dies

Camerata's annual Advent concert will feature work by Yale composers

Talk to explore how election impacted the business world

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