1. William Kristol, Thursday, January 22, 2015

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    William Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, contributor to ABC News, and formerly Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States will offer his reflections on the current American political scene. What foreign and domestic policy changes will result from Republican control of the Congress? What are some likely outcomes of the race for the Presidency in 2016? What underlying social, demographic, cultural, and political factors will influence our politics over the next decade? Do the President's often unilateral actions involve significant constitutional issues or are they primarily business as usual? William Kristol is a neoconservative commentator and author. Widely recognized as one of the nation's most insightful political analysts, he is a regular guest on television's top news programs. Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, he served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Kristol earned his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. This is Mr. Kristol's ninth visit to the Athenaeum and is sponsored by the Salvatori Center.

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    • Cornel West, Thursday, September 16, 2004

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      Praised by The New York Times for his "ferocious moral vision" and hailed by Newsweek as "an elegant prophet with attitude," Cornel West is one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals. His work has been described as a "polemical weapon that attempts to transform linguistic, social, cultural, and political tradition to increase the scope of individual development and democratic actions." West's writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the American traditions of the Baptist Church, transcendentalism, socialism, and pragmatism. A sequel to Cornel West's best-selling book Race Matters (1993), West's latest book Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (2004) aims to "look unflinchingly at the waning of democratic energies and practices in our present age of American empire." West argues that American democracy is threatened by free market fundamentalism, aggressive militarism, and escalating authoritarianism. If America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, he says, we must first wake up to the long history of imperialist corruption that has plagued our own democracy. Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. He holds degrees from Harvard and Princeton, and has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard University. Race Matters has been in print since 1993 and has sold more than four hundred thousand copies. Dr. West has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award, and has received more than twenty honorary degrees.

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      • Browse through Fuet #2

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        Browse through Fuet #2 and buy the new issue at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum: http://www.athenaeum.nl/shop/details/Fuet+%232/9772339743101 We started FUET because of a shared love of food and cooking, and a desire to create a magazine with staying power on your bookshelf; one that you could return to again and again for inspiration. If we can, with our recipes, words and images, inspire a great meal and maybe a smile, then we are satisfied.

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        • Ashley and Heath's Wedding Highlight

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          Ashley and Heath celebrated their December marriage at the Columbus Athenaeum. Although they met in South Carolina, both were from Ohio, and they went back home for a heartfelt Buckeye wedding. -- We'd love to create a cinematic highlight for you - learn more at http://www.swaycinema.com

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          • Browse through The Plant

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            Blader door en bestel / browse through and order @Nieuwscentrum: http://www.athenaeum.nl/shop/details/The+Plant+%237/9772014177719 Besides providing botanical contents in a simple, personal and cozy way; The Plant offers plant lovers a new look at greenery by featuring the works of many creative people who share our love for plants. As a curious observer of ordinary plants and other greenery, the magazine presents a monograph on a specific plant; bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. These people share with The Plant their unique perceptions and experiences of plants.

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            • Browse through Double

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              Blader door en bestel / browse through and order Double #28 @Nieuwscentrum: http://www.athenaeum.nl/shop/details/9782954385105 "What I really like about Double magazine is the way this magazine deals with what it really loves, not only about the last news or last trends but mixing with news from the past. I mean we always try to mix energy that cannot disappear according to us and that could fit with the most relevant from today. An example? Never forget Paddy McAloon when you want to talk about pop music in England today ; never forget the designer Bob Mackie when you want to talk about the spectacular way of shows today as the last Marc Jacobs‘s for Vuitton. " – Fabrice Paineau

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              • Andrew Feldherr, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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                "The best historian is the one who makes his narrative like a picture." This claim, made by the ancient author Plutarch, suggests that simulating the direct visual experience of events was a defining aim of Greek and Roman historians. Professor Andrew Feldherr's lecture will explore this tradition in ancient historical writing by examining Livy's narrative of the Roman defeat by the Carthaginian general Hannibal at Lake Trasimene (217 BCE). Livy's depiction of the disaster draws from an account of what the Roman soldiers saw (or failed to see) in the mist of the battlefield. Professor Feldherr will explore the interplay Livy creates between the seen and unseen to illustrate what his audience should understand about the event. Andrew Feldherr teaches Classics at Princeton University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree. After attending Princeton, Feldherr went on to graduate school at Berkeley and taught at Dartmouth and Columbia, returning to Princeton as a faculty member in 1997. Feldherr's research interests focus equally on Latin poetry and prose. His first book, Spectacle and Society in Livy's History (University of California Press, 1998), argued that Livy's manipulation of viewers' perspectives in his representation of the past tapped into the political and religious power of spectacle in contemporary Rome. Playing Gods: Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Politics of Fiction (Princeton University Press, 2010) examined the role of fictionality in the poem in light of other cultural discourses, especially in the visual arts. Both of these projects had the larger aim of highlighting the ambitious new claims about the role and power of literature made during this era of social, political, and cultural revolution and reconstruction. His current project analyzes how the Roman historian Sallust (86-35 BCE) connects different ways of understanding what history is for to his audience’s potential responses to contemporary political crises. Andrew Feldherr's teaching includes Latin at all levels from beginning to graduate seminars, as well as more general courses on ancient literature and Roman civilization. He lives in Princeton with his wife, also a classicist, two teenage daughters, and a golden retriever. Feldherr's lecture is sponsored by the history department at CMC and professor Shane Bjornlie.

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                • Can Pope Francis Save the Catholic Church? Monday, October 27, 2014

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                  JOE FENTON, moderator RAMONA VOSBURG PATRICK CONROY '72 GARY GILBERT MATTHEW TENNEY '01 Join Father Joseph Fenton who will moderate a panel discussion about Pope Francis and his challenge to the Catholic Church. Father Fenton introduces the session with this provocative question: Catholics — clergy and lay — thwart the enthusiasm that Pope Francis brings to the Catholic Church. Pope Francis brings openness and seeks a modernization of the revolutionary Second Vatican II. Yet, many Catholics yearn for the church of the Middle Ages. The revolution has begun! Can Pope Francis save the Catholic Church? Panelists Ramona Vosburg, Ph.D.: Catholic historian and theologian, Dr. Vosburg has spent her career observing and studying the shifting values, widening gulf between the clergy and laity, and the controversy surrounding the implementation of the reforms of the 1962-65 Second Vatican Council. Patrick Conroy, S.J., '72: Chaplain of the United States House of Representative, Father Conroy has spent his career dealing with the issues and problems confronting the Catholic Church. As a Jesuit priest and lawyer, he has worked with university communities in Seattle and Washington, D.C., who struggle to comprehend what religion has to offer people in the contemporary world and to address the steps the Catholic Church needs to take overcome its challenges. Gary Gilbert: A scholar of Jewish studies and student of the American religious life, CMC Religious Studies' Professor Gilbert brings a singular perspective to the question of whether Pope Francis can be of service to a world fragmented by hatred, religious conflicts, constant wars, and the powerlessness of world leaders to find a road to a lasting peace. Matthew Tenney '01: Like millions who struggle with identity and the meaning of life, Tenney is a former agnostic whose spiritual journey has brought him from denying belief in God to pursuing the Catholic priesthood. Pope Francis' philosophy and leadership take on important challenges for Tenney and today's Generation X's and Millennials. Moderator Joseph Fenton: Having grown up in a mixed religion family who still argued over the issues raised in the Reformation, Father Fenton was inspired to become a priest by Pope John XIII whom Father Fenton credits with drawing people of all faiths to appreciate and value each other and whose leadership in the Second Vatican Council that prompted the Catholic Church to face the challenges of the 21st century. Like Pope Francis today, Father Fenton believes that the vision and decisions of the Council have yet to be fully implemented. Prior to joining the staff of The Claremont Colleges Chaplaincy in 2004, Father Fenton spent many years as a broadcast journalist with the PBS "MacNeil-Lehrer Report," ABC & NBC News, and CBS Television. He has produced and directed documentaries in the UK and US, and hosted a nationwide program on the NBC Radio Network.

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                  • Blader door Willem. Ceci n'est pas un glossy

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                    Uitgeverij De Zingende Zaag, de Pietje Bell onder de literaire boekmakers, veelvuldig bekroond en geprezen om haar spel met vorm en inhoud, bestaat 25 jaar en viert de aftrap van dit jubileum met Willem. Ceci n'est pas un glossy. Vrij naar ceci cést ne pas une pipe van Magritte, of een knipoog naar een andere kleine bladenmaker uit ons assortiment, Serge Henri Valcke met Zissisnotaglossy? Maar het is de allereerste 'glossy' die er van een dode dichter verschijnt. Hij verschijnt ter gelegenheid van Bilderdijk Superstar, de vijfde Bilderdijklezing verzorgd door Rick Honings. Blader mee met het Nieuwscentrum, en koop uw exemplaar daar: http://www.athenaeum.nl/shop/details/Willem/9789074183000

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                    • Uri Caine, Thursday, October 2, 2014

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                      Uri Caine is one of the most celebrated living jazz pianists and composers. He has performed worldwide with orchestras and jazz festivals from Cleveland, LA and Moscow, to Montreal, Monterey and the North Sea. Uri Caine has released 25 records as a leader, including records with his jazz trio, his Bedrock Trio, and arrangements of classical music known for improvisation, including his 2009 Grammy classical-crossover nomination, The Othello Syndrome. Caine’s work is noted for its "intricate and modernist" characteristics as well as its musical density. When composing, Uri Caine reverses the process, deciding on the performers first and composing the piece based on that starting point, saying that "form and style reveal itself." Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Caine's jazz roots returned to Philly for his The Passion of Octavius Catto, combining jazz and gospel to tell the story of assassinated Civil War era Philadelphia civil rights leader. In addition, Mr. Caine has received grants, awards, and commissions from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Foundation and the USA Artist Fellowships, as well as the Vienna Volksoper, the Seattle Chambers Players, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra. Uri Caine was the Director of the Venice Biennale for Music in 2003 as well as the composer in residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 2006-2009. Caine began his musical education studying piano with the noted French jazz pianist and composer, Bernard Peiffer. He later studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania. Uri Caine will be performing his work, including pieces from his most recent solo album, Callithump (Winter and Winter 2014).

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