Yale Bulletin and Calendar

March 21, 2003|Volume 31, Number 22














Visiting on Campus

Theology scholar to deliver Divinity School lecture

Klaas Zwanepol, professor of theology at the University of Utrecht, will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 25.

Zwanepol will speak on "Luther's Christology" at 7 p.m. in the Latourette Lecture Hall at the Divinity School, 409 Prospect St. A reception will follow.

The editor of the Luther Bulletin, Zwanepol has written extensively on Lutheran theology, most recently on the doctrine of justification from a historical and ecumenical context.

Zwanepol is also the theological advisor to the Evangelical-Lutheran Churches and the Uniting Protestant Churches in the Netherlands.

Hume Lecture will focus on Christianity and China

Erik Zürcher, professor emeritus and former general director of the Sinological Institute at the University of Leiden, will deliver the 43rd Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 25.

Titled "Integration and Alienation: The Two Faces of Christianity in Late Ming China," Zürcher's lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave. A reception will follow in the museum's Hall of Minerals.

Zücher was appointed professor of East Asian history at the University of Leiden in 1962. In 1969 he founded the Documentation Center for Contemporary China as an extension of the Sinological Institute of the University of Leiden. He served as the general director of the Sinological Institute from 1974 to 1990 and retired in 1993.

Zücher's research interests include the early relations between China and other countries and the reception in China of complex systems from abroad. His early research focused on the various aspects of Chinese and Central Asian Buddhism and the Buddhist-Taoist interaction. He has published numerous articles on the confrontation of China with Europe, particularly the Chinese reaction to the 17th-century mission.

Zücher is currently working on a comprehensive study of 17th-century Christianity in the province of Fujian.

The annual lecture is in honor of Dr. Edward H. Hume, who devoted much of his life to working in China and elsewhere in the cause of health care and medical training. This lectureship was established by his friends, colleagues and family shortly after his death in 1957 to bring to Yale eminent scholars of East Asian Studies.

Former U.S. ambassador to Canada to be guest at tea

James Blanchard, former governor of Michigan and former U.S. ambassador to Canada, will visit the campus on Wednesday, March 26.

Blanchard will be the guest at a master's tea at 4:30 p.m. in the Pierson College master's house, 231 Park St. He will also participate in an undergraduate seminar on the evolution of Canadian political leadership titled "Canadian Prime Ministers." The tea is free and open to the public.

Blanchard, who is currently a partner of the law offices of Piper Rudnick LLP, served as the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 1993 to 1996. His primary responsibilities included managing a broad range of trade, natural resource, environmental and national security issues between the United States and Canada. He also provided support to the passage of both the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Open Skies Agreement. In recognition of his efforts as an ambassador, he received the Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service.

While serving as governor of Michigan from 1983 to 1991, Blanchard won national acclaim for his innovative approaches to economic development, education, crime fighting, environmental protection and assistance to children and families.

Prior to serving as governor of Michigan, Blanchard was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served four terms (1975-1983). While in Congress, Blanchard focused his efforts on restoring America's economic competitiveness and was involved in financial, monetary, trade and energy issues.

Domestic partnership agreement is subject of lecture

Frédéric Martel, head of Academic and Cultural Services at the French Embassy in Boston, will speak on campus at two events on Wednesday, March 26.

Martel will speak about "Domestic Partnerships French Style" at a tea at 4 p.m. at the Saybrook College master's house, 90 High St. He will then deliver a lecture titled "The Gay Question in France: The Struggle for Domestic Partnership" at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 309 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. Sponsored by the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the French department and the Outlaws, both talks are free and open to the public.

Martel is one of the originators of the Pacte civile de solidarité (PACS), a French domestic partnership agreement. He was one of the advocates for the agreement during the Jospin government in France between 1997 and 2000. Since the PACS law was passed in 1999, nearly 150,000 people -- about half of whom are homosexual -- have signed the agreement.

A researcher in sociology at l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Martel is also the author of three books including "The Pink and the Black, Homosexuals in France Since 1958."

CEO of Ogilvy & Mather to speak in SOM Leaders Forum

Shelly Lazarus, chair and chief executive officer of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, will speak at the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum on Wednesday, March 26.

Lazarus' talk will take place 11:45 a.m.­12:50 p.m. in Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave. The talk is free and the public is invited to attend.

Lazarus began her career at Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) 28 years ago, working in account services. She worked in almost every product category, from packaged goods to fast foods and computers, and was promoted to the position of senior client service director on the company's American Express advertising account. She then joined the direct marketing area and became president of O&M Direct U.S.

In 1991, she moved to O&M New York and then in 1994 to O&M North America, where she helped the company land the IBM account, which was then considered to be the single biggest account switch in advertising history. She was promoted to the position of chief operating officer of O&M Worldwide and in 1996 was appointed chief executive officer and chair of O&M.

She is a member of the board of directors of numerous industry, business and academic institutions. She was recently named chair of the board of trustees of Smith College and is currently chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Pianist Dichter to perform in Horowitz Piano Series

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter will perform in the School of Music's Horowitz Piano Series on Wednesday, March 26.

Dichter will perform works by Shumann, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff in a concert on Wednesday, at 8 p.m. in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Orange and Wall streets. Tickets are $15 and $10; $8 for students.

On Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m., Dichter will lead a public piano master class at the same location. Tickets to the master class are $3 and free to students with valid I.D. For more information about either event or to purchase tickets, call the School of Music concert office at (203) 432-4158 or visit the website at www.yale.edu/music.

Dichter's international career began in 1966, when, at the age of 20 while a student at Juilliard, he won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 1968 he made his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and began making appearances with other major American and European ensembles.

Recently, he has performed with the Baltimore, Chicago, Indianapolis, National and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras and made a 14-city North American tour with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dichter has numerous recordings on the Philips, RCA and MusicMaster labels to his credit, and in 1998 was awarded the "Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt," presented for his recording of Liszt piano transcriptions.

In addition to being an accomplished pianist, Dichter's drawings have been exhibited in New York art galleries.

He regularly gives master classes at music festivals, conservatories and universities and has contributed many articles to national publications.

Foreign policy is topic of talk by Canadian political leader

Stockwell Day, senior foreign affairs critic and Member of Parliament in Canada, will visit the campus on Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28.

On Thursday, Day will deliver a lecture titled "Canadian Foreign Policy: U.S. Relations, the War Against Terrorism and the Axis of Evil," at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. On Friday, Day will be the guest at a master's tea at 4:30 p.m. in the Saybrook College master's house, 90 High St. For more information, contact Samir Kaushik at (203) 668-5709.

At the master's tea, Day will speak about his experiences running for prime minister of Canada.

Day was elected as the first leader of the Canadian Alliance in 2000, and in the same year was sworn in as a Member of Parliament, where he served as leader of the Loyal Opposition. He resigned from that position in 2001, and in 2002 was appointed senior foreign affairs critic.

From 1986 to 2000, Day represented the Red Deer North -- one of Canada's fastest growing cities -- in the Alberta Legislature. During that time he served the Progressive Government in a variety of senior roles including chief whip, government house leader, minister of labor and minister of social services and, from 1997 to 2000, as the minister of finance.

Day is well known in Canada for his views on democratic reform, long-term economic opportunity for all Canadians and constitutional respect for federal-provincial relations as a unifying force.

Day's visit is sponsored by the Committee on Canadian Studies, The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders and the Yale International Relations Association.

Social policy talk will focus on global working families

Dr. Jody Heymann, associate professor of health and social behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health, will deliver the next lecture in the Yale Center in Child Development and Social Policy lecture series on Friday, March 28.

Heyman's talk, titled "The Global Transformation of Work: Its Impact on Children and Implications for Social Policy," will be held in Rm. 211, Mason Laboratory, 9 Hillhouse Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information call (203) 432-9935.

In addition to her appointment at the School of Public Health, Heymann is also a member of the faculty at the Harvard Medical School and is director of policy at the Harvard Center for Society and Health. She is the founder and director of the "Project on Global Working Families," and leads a staff currently conducting research on the working conditions that families face globally. Heymann chairs the Johnson Foundation initiative on "Work, Family and Democracy," which brought together leading experts from around the country to discuss issues surrounding work, family, communities and civic participation.

Heyman is currently principal investigator on "The Behavioral and Cognitive Development of Children Living in Poverty: How Is it Affected by Parental Working Conditions."

A prolific writer, Heyman has numerous articles published in leading scholarly publications, and has published three books. Her most recent, "The Widening Gap: Why America's Working Families Are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done About It," was published in 2000.


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