Yale Bulletin and Calendar

November 9, 2007|Volume 36, Number 10
















Visiting on Campus

Founder of ‘Liberation Theory’ to visit the campus

Gustavo Gutiérrez, author of “A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation,” will visit the campus to speak and lead a worship service.

Gutiérrez will lead public worship at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in Marquand Chapel at the Divinity School, 409 Prospect St. Later that day, at 4:30 p.m., he will deliver the More House Lecture on the subject “Option for the Poor and Aparecida” in the Thomas E. Golden Jr. Center at Saint Thomas More, 268 Park St. Gutiérrez’s visit is hosted by the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center and the Divinity School. All are welcome to attend these events.

A Dominican priest, Gutiérrez holds the John Cardinal O’Hara Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the founder of a Christian movement that promotes political activism in the pursuit of social and economic justice.

Gutiérrez is a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language. In 1993, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government for his work on behalf of human dignity and life, and his efforts to stop oppression in Latin America and the Third World.

Author of ‘Imperfect Justice’ to give two lectures on campus

Stuart Eizenstat, a partner in the firm Covington & Burling LLP and a former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will give two talks on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Eizenstat will discuss “The Kyoto Protocol and Global Warming” noon-1:30 p.m. in Rm. B-012 at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, 77 Prospect St. For more information, reading materials and luncheon reservations, e-mail brooke.crockett@yale.edu. At 7:30 p.m., he will speak on the subject “Challenges Facing 21st Century World Jewry” at the Slifka Center, 80 Wall St. A reception will follow. Both talks are open to the public free of charge.

Eizenstat heads the firm’s international practice. He focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes with the United States and foreign governments, as well as international business transactions and regulations on behalf of U.S. companies and others around the world.

He has held a number of public service positions in three U.S. administrations. These include: White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); U.S. ambassador to the European Union, under secretary of commerce for international trade, under secretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs, and deputy secretary of the treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).

Eizenstat is the author of “Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor and the Unfinished Business of World War II.” His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, among others.

New York Times Book Review editor to speak at master’s tea

Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the Book Review of The New York Times, will be the guest at a master’s tea on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Tanenhaus will speak at 4 p.m. in the Swing Space common room, 100 Tower Parkway. His visit is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, Jonathan Edwards College and Yale Undergraduate Magazine. All are invited to attend this talk.

Tanenhaus, who has served as editor of the Book Review since 2004, holds a master’s degree in English literature from Yale. He previously served at The New York Times as assistant editor to the Op-Ed pages. In addition, he has written for the Book Review and the Op-Ed page, as well as for the Arts & Ideas and the Week in Review.

His book, “Whittaker Chambers: A Biography,” won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 1997, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1998.

He has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Bradley Foundation. Tanenhaus has also been an affiliated writer at the New York University School of Journalism, a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a juror on the Pulitzer Prize Committee on Biography in 2000, and a member of the Society of American Historians since 1999.

Scholar on artificial intelligence to explore cognitive science

The Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology will host a talk by Ron Chrisley, director of the Center for Research in Cognitive Science at Sussex University in the United Kingdom, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

“Naturalizing the Spiritual: Lessons from Cognitive Science” is the topic of Chrisley’s talk, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Niebuhr Lecture Hall at the Divinity School, 409 Prospect St. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.yale.edu/religionandscience.

Chrisley holds a readership in philosophy in the Department of Informatics and has held various research positions in artificial intelligence. He is the editor of “Artificial Intelligence: Critical Concepts.”

The American west is focus of Lamar Center lecture

The Howard R. Lamar Center will present a talk by Hampton Sides, author of “Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West,” on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Sides’ talk, titled “Kit Carson: National Hero. Genocidal Maniac. (Pick One),” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. The talk is free and the public is invited to attend. A book-signing will follow at Labyrinth Books, 290 York St.

A Yale College graduate, Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of “Ghost Soldiers,” which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film “The Great Raid.” “Ghost Soldiers” won the 2002 PEN USA award for non-fiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes & Noble.

Side’s magazine work has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. He is also the author of “Americana” and “Stomping Ground.”

Physicians as patients is topic of Howard Spiro Lecture

The Howard Spiro Lecture will be given by Dr. Robert Klitzman, director of ethics, policy and human rights at Columbia University’s HIV Center, on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Titled “Double Lives: When Physicians Become Patients,” Klitzman’s lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Rm. 216, in the Jane Ellen Hope Building, 315 Cedar St. Sponsored by the Program for the Humanities in Medicine, the talk is free and open to the public.

Klitzman is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the School of Public Health at Columbia.

He is the author of “Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV” and “Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS.”

U.S. ambassador is next Elihu Yale Lecturer

Clark T. Randt Jr., United States ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, will deliver the Elihu Yale Lecture on Friday, Nov. 16.

Randt will speak off-the-record about “U.S.-China Relations: The Views of a Yale Man in the Chinese Court” 4:30-6 p.m. in the auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall,

34 Hillhouse Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. An question-and-answer session will follow his remarks.

The lecture is hosted by the Elihu Club in cooperation with the Council on East Asian Studies. For more information, visit http://research.yale.edu/eastasianstudies/events.php.

Randt will share his insights on the past decade as well as the future of U.S.-China relations.

A 1968 graduate of Yale College, Randt is the longest-serving U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He began serving in that capacity in 2001. A lawyer fluent in Mandarin, he has lived and worked in Asia for over 30 years. From 1982 through 1984, he served as first secretary and commercial attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He then lived in Hong Kong for 18 years, most recently working as a partner with the international law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where he headed the firm’s China practice.

A recognized expert on Chinese law, Randt is a former governor and first vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Rosenthal Lecture will examine ‘quantum jumps of light”

The 34th Hanan Rosenthal Memorial Lecture will be given by Jean Michel Raimond, professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, on Friday, Nov. 16.

Raimond will discuss “Quantum Jumps of Light” at 4 p.m. in Rm. 59, Sloane Physics Laboratory, 217 Prospect St. Tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. in the third-floor laboratory. All are welcome to attend this talk.

Raimond works in the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). A professor of physics at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), he was elected a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2001 (Quantum Optics chair). He is now the chair of the physics department at ENS and an editor-in-chief for the European Physical Journal D.

His scientific work has been devoted to the exploration and illustration of fundamental quantum properties. Raimond contributed to the development of experimental techniques based on Rydberg atoms and millimeter-wave cavities, making it possible to observe the coherent interaction of a single atom with a single photon. The results of these experiments can be interpreted in terms of the most basic quantum postulates, thus improving our understanding of entanglement, quantum non-locality, measurement theory or decoherence processes.


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