Reviews of Mr. Winchester's nearly two dozen books have a common thread: He's well traveled, well read, and as skilled a raconteur as he is a writer. His presentation left his rapt audience with no doubt that he is entitled to every one of those accolades. This is just a teaser. The full talk is on our website: hotchkiss.org. Enjoy!
Is there hope for Egypt in its struggles toward democracy? Dr. Rob Oden, Hotchkiss headmaster from 1989 to 1995 and a scholar with expertise in the Middle East, answered that question affirmatively when he delivered the Beal Lecture on September 18. All students are required to attend this annual lecture in current affairs. He spoke on "How We Know What We Think We Know about the Middle East." Watch the full video here: hotchkiss.org/abouthotchkiss/hotchkiss-today/rob-oden/index.aspx.
Former president of East Timor Jose Ramos Horta left Timor-Leste at the age of 25 to gain support for his country's independence. His message of nonviolence resonated with the audience, who stayed to ask questions of the Nobel Peace Prize winner long after his lecture had concluded.