Visiting Speakers

  • 22:09

    Billie Jean King, Commencement Speaker 2013

    Billie Jean King, Commencement Speaker 2013

    On June 2, tennis player and social justice advocate Billie Jean King gave the address at Williams College's 224th commencement ceremony. This video features "Philadelphia Freedom" - By Elton John
    On June 2, tennis player and social justice advocate Billie Jean King gave the address at Williams College's 224th commencement ceremony. This video features "Philadelphia Freedom" - By Elton John
  • 54:56

    Conversation with David Brooks

    Conversation with David Brooks

    New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Williams College Professor of Humanities and Leadership Studies Susan Dunn.
    New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Williams College Professor of Humanities and Leadership Studies Susan Dunn.
  • 51:39

    Johnnetta Cole, keynote address

    Johnnetta Cole, keynote address

    Part of the weekend re-dedication celebration of the Williams Multicultural Center as the Davis Center, Oct. 19-20, 2012. Johnnetta B. Cole has made history over the last 30 years. She was the first black female president of Spelman College, the first woman elected to the board of Coca-Cola, and the first black woman to chair the board of United Way of America. As a scholar, author, and activist for social and economic justice, Johnnetta Cole leads breakthrough initiatives on diversity, leadership, and women's issues. She is the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Oct. 20, 2012, 8:00 p.m. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, MainStage
    Part of the weekend re-dedication celebration of the Williams Multicultural Center as the Davis Center, Oct. 19-20, 2012. Johnnetta B. Cole has made history over the last 30 years. She was the first black female president of Spelman College, the first woman elected to the board of Coca-Cola, and the first black woman to chair the board of United Way of America. As a scholar, author, and activist for social and economic justice, Johnnetta Cole leads breakthrough initiatives on diversity, leadership, and women's issues. She is the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Oct. 20, 2012, 8:00 p.m. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, MainStage
  • 37:34

    Cory Booker Williams Commencement 2011

    Cory Booker Williams Commencement 2011

    Remarks by the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the 222nd commencement of Williams College, June 5, 2011. More on Mayor Booker and the Williams event at which he was awarded an honorary degree here http://commencement.williams.edu/?p=425 and here http://communications.williams.edu/news/honorarydegrees2011/
    Remarks by the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the 222nd commencement of Williams College, June 5, 2011. More on Mayor Booker and the Williams event at which he was awarded an honorary degree here http://commencement.williams.edu/?p=425 and here http://communications.williams.edu/news/honorarydegrees2011/
  • 20:54

    July 4 Reading at the Williams College Museum of Art

    July 4 Reading at the Williams College Museum of Art

    The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College present a reading of the Founding Documents. July 4, 2012 at the Williams College Museum of Art. Heather Lind (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") and Finn Wittrock (Broadway's Death of a Salesman) read the Declaration of Independence. Comedian Lewis Black reads the British reply.
    The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College present a reading of the Founding Documents. July 4, 2012 at the Williams College Museum of Art. Heather Lind (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") and Finn Wittrock (Broadway's Death of a Salesman) read the Declaration of Independence. Comedian Lewis Black reads the British reply.
  • 1:37:12

    Congressional Black Caucus at Williams College

    Congressional Black Caucus at Williams College

  • 1:19:05

    Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma

    Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma

    Pollan discusses America's dilemma regarding food production and consumption and examines the ways in which Americans produce their food and make their meals, the subjects of his 2006 best selling book "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
    Pollan discusses America's dilemma regarding food production and consumption and examines the ways in which Americans produce their food and make their meals, the subjects of his 2006 best selling book "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
  • 26:50

    Anna Deavere Smith: Williams College Baccalaureate Address 2012

    Anna Deavere Smith: Williams College Baccalaureate Address 2012

    Anna Deavere Smith was awarded an honorary degree by Williams College during its June 2012 Commencement exercises, Named "the most exciting individual in American theatre" by Newsweek, Smith uses her skills to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Two of her best-known works are the one-woman plays about racial tensions she wrote and performed: Fires in the Mirror (Obie Award winner and runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize) and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee). Smith won the Drama Desk Award for outstanding one-person show two years in a row for these plays. Smith has also appeared in several films, including Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, and The American President, and she has a recurring role as the nurse manager on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. She also played National Security Advisor Nancy McNally on NBC's The West Wing. Her plays and performances have won her widespread recognition, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius" Fellowship. Awarded an honorary degree from Williams College during the June 212 Commencement exercises, Deavere Smith's most recent book is "Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts," and her latest play is "Let Me Down Easy," which opened on Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre in 2009 and was broadcast on PBS in January 2012. She is a tenured professor at NYU's Tish School of the Arts.
    Anna Deavere Smith was awarded an honorary degree by Williams College during its June 2012 Commencement exercises, Named "the most exciting individual in American theatre" by Newsweek, Smith uses her skills to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Two of her best-known works are the one-woman plays about racial tensions she wrote and performed: Fires in the Mirror (Obie Award winner and runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize) and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee). Smith won the Drama Desk Award for outstanding one-person show two years in a row for these plays. Smith has also appeared in several films, including Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, and The American President, and she has a recurring role as the nurse manager on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. She also played National Security Advisor Nancy McNally on NBC's The West Wing. Her plays and performances have won her widespread recognition, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius" Fellowship. Awarded an honorary degree from Williams College during the June 212 Commencement exercises, Deavere Smith's most recent book is "Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts," and her latest play is "Let Me Down Easy," which opened on Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre in 2009 and was broadcast on PBS in January 2012. She is a tenured professor at NYU's Tish School of the Arts.
  • 18:56

    Atul Gawande, Commencement Speaker: Williams Commencement 2012

    Atul Gawande, Commencement Speaker: Williams Commencement 2012

  • 1:8:38

    Bill McKibben's Campaign for a Healthier Planet

    Bill McKibben's Campaign for a Healthier Planet

    At Williams College on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, Bill McKibben discussed global warming, alternative energy, and localized economies in a talk titled "Global and Local: Reports from the Fight for a Working Planet." For more about McKibben and his talk, visit http://bit.ly/rtG1fr
    At Williams College on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, Bill McKibben discussed global warming, alternative energy, and localized economies in a talk titled "Global and Local: Reports from the Fight for a Working Planet." For more about McKibben and his talk, visit http://bit.ly/rtG1fr
  • 1:4:15

    Noam Chomsky on Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

    Noam Chomsky on Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

    On September 15, 2011, Noam Chomsky shared remarks on the pitfalls of humanitarian intervention with the Williams College community. A prominent American public intellectual and activist, Chomsky has written and lectured extensively on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs, and foreign policy. His remarks kicked off the 2011 Williams College Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum, a series of lectures throughout the fall semester that focus on humanitarian concerns, human rights, and different approaches to direct action around the world. For more about the Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum go to http://bit.ly/pi6yIM.
    On September 15, 2011, Noam Chomsky shared remarks on the pitfalls of humanitarian intervention with the Williams College community. A prominent American public intellectual and activist, Chomsky has written and lectured extensively on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs, and foreign policy. His remarks kicked off the 2011 Williams College Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum, a series of lectures throughout the fall semester that focus on humanitarian concerns, human rights, and different approaches to direct action around the world. For more about the Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum go to http://bit.ly/pi6yIM.
  • 17:49

    Anne Garrels, Williams College Baccalaureate Speaker, 2009

    Anne Garrels, Williams College Baccalaureate Speaker, 2009

    National Public Radio (NPR) senior foreign correspondent Anne Garrels delivered the Baccalaureate address during Williams College's 220th Commencement ceremonies, June 6, 2009, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Full text: http://www.williams.edu/home/commencement/2009/garrels.php
    National Public Radio (NPR) senior foreign correspondent Anne Garrels delivered the Baccalaureate address during Williams College's 220th Commencement ceremonies, June 6, 2009, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Full text: http://www.williams.edu/home/commencement/2009/garrels.php
  • 1:38:38

    Joseph Stiglitz: Williams College Center for Development Economics 10.13.10

    Joseph Stiglitz: Williams College Center for Development Economics 10.13.10

    Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2001, spoke on "A Half Century of Changing Perspectives on Development" as part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics' 50th Anniversary, October 2010. More on the event and CDE here: http://cde.williams.edu/50th-anniversary/agenda
    Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2001, spoke on "A Half Century of Changing Perspectives on Development" as part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics' 50th Anniversary, October 2010. More on the event and CDE here: http://cde.williams.edu/50th-anniversary/agenda
  • 1:24:50

    James Fallows: China Rising

    James Fallows: China Rising

    A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows most recent book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, explores Chinas explosive growth and its ramifications for America and the world. Oct. 14, 2009.
    A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows most recent book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, explores Chinas explosive growth and its ramifications for America and the world. Oct. 14, 2009.
  • 1:34:14

    Thomas Friedman: The World is Flat

    Thomas Friedman: The World is Flat

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman addresses a packed Chapin Hall at Williams College in April 2006 with an insightful look at globalization: "The World is Flat: Some Second Thoughts."
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman addresses a packed Chapin Hall at Williams College in April 2006 with an insightful look at globalization: "The World is Flat: Some Second Thoughts."
  • 1:13:03

    Peter Singer: "The Ethics of What We Eat"

    Peter Singer: "The Ethics of What We Eat"

    Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Peter Singer takes a hard look at the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced.
    Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Peter Singer takes a hard look at the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced.
  • 58:30

    Dialogue with John Glenn, Commencement 2009

    Dialogue with John Glenn, Commencement 2009

    Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn talks with Williams College Astronomy Professor Karen Kwitter. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
    Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn talks with Williams College Astronomy Professor Karen Kwitter. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
  • 1:12:49

    Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home

    Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home

    Greg Jordan '92 talks with baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens about Jordan's new book, Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home, a biography described by the publisher as "an intimate portrait of a tortured player ... [that] culls interviews, letters, and the personal account of baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens. Touted from a young age as the next Reggie Jackson, Aikens' promising career quickly turned disastrous when he fell into drug abuse and was ultimately sentenced to the longest prison sentence ever given to a professional athlete in a drug case. Not only an exploration of baseball and culture in the 1980s, this book also delves into the United States justice and penal systems."
    Greg Jordan '92 talks with baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens about Jordan's new book, Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home, a biography described by the publisher as "an intimate portrait of a tortured player ... [that] culls interviews, letters, and the personal account of baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens. Touted from a young age as the next Reggie Jackson, Aikens' promising career quickly turned disastrous when he fell into drug abuse and was ultimately sentenced to the longest prison sentence ever given to a professional athlete in a drug case. Not only an exploration of baseball and culture in the 1980s, this book also delves into the United States justice and penal systems."
  • 1:16:23

    Dani Rodrik: Williams College Center for Development Economics 10.14.10

    Dani Rodrik: Williams College Center for Development Economics 10.14.10

    Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, spoke on "Diagnostics before Prescription" at the 50th anniversary of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College. More on the event and CDE here: http://cde.williams.edu/50th-anniversary/agenda
    Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, spoke on "Diagnostics before Prescription" at the 50th anniversary of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College. More on the event and CDE here: http://cde.williams.edu/50th-anniversary/agenda
  • 1:22:22

    Bill Bowers BEYOND WORDS

    Bill Bowers BEYOND WORDS

    BEYOND WORDS a collection of Mime, Music, and Monologues: a poignant journey that continues Bowers' ongoing investigation of silence in our culture. Set against the backdrop of "Small town America." One of the most acclaimed mimes in America today, Bill Bowers' eloquent movement evokes the deepest truths of the human condition. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, Bowers has truly created a style all his own. Bowers is a student of world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, and has performed and conducted workshops throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia. Bowers received the Best One-Man Show Award at the 2012 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
    BEYOND WORDS a collection of Mime, Music, and Monologues: a poignant journey that continues Bowers' ongoing investigation of silence in our culture. Set against the backdrop of "Small town America." One of the most acclaimed mimes in America today, Bill Bowers' eloquent movement evokes the deepest truths of the human condition. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, Bowers has truly created a style all his own. Bowers is a student of world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, and has performed and conducted workshops throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia. Bowers received the Best One-Man Show Award at the 2012 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
  • 7:06

    Creating a World of Tolerance: An Afternoon with Esera Tuaolo

    Creating a World of Tolerance: An Afternoon with Esera Tuaolo

    For nine years, Esera Tuaolo excelled in the N.F.L. as a defensive lineman: He played for five different teams and went to Super Bowl XXXIII with the Atlanta Falcons. But as a gay man in the hyper-masculine culture of professional football, Tuaolo was forced to hide his sexuality. The secret crippled him and hindered his football achievements. He led a double life that deeply depressed him but which he now looks back on with a new perspective. As one of three former N.F.L. players to ever come out, he has received tremendous support from old teammates, the media, friends and family alike. Now he brings his incredible story to the podium to inspire others to achieve their best by speaking to their individual truths without fear or intimidation. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
    For nine years, Esera Tuaolo excelled in the N.F.L. as a defensive lineman: He played for five different teams and went to Super Bowl XXXIII with the Atlanta Falcons. But as a gay man in the hyper-masculine culture of professional football, Tuaolo was forced to hide his sexuality. The secret crippled him and hindered his football achievements. He led a double life that deeply depressed him but which he now looks back on with a new perspective. As one of three former N.F.L. players to ever come out, he has received tremendous support from old teammates, the media, friends and family alike. Now he brings his incredible story to the podium to inspire others to achieve their best by speaking to their individual truths without fear or intimidation. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
  • 1:3:29

    Avoiding Hate Crimes and Building Advocacy: A Conversation with Carmen Ortiz

    Avoiding Hate Crimes and Building Advocacy: A Conversation with Carmen Ortiz

    Lunchtime dialogue with Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, on the topic of hate crimes and how they are to be handled when they are experienced on college campuses. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
    Lunchtime dialogue with Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, on the topic of hate crimes and how they are to be handled when they are experienced on college campuses. Part of Claiming Williams Day 2013. Intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff. For more information on Claiming Williams Day, visit http://claiming.williams.edu
  • 1:16:47

    Partisanship, Presidency, and Policy

    Partisanship, Presidency, and Policy

    Russell Muirhead, Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics at Dartmouth College; Cathie Jo Martin, professor of political science at Boston University; and Jeffrey Tulis, associate professor of government at University of Texas, Austin, discuss issues and implications of the 2012 Election. Part of the Class of '71 Forum on Elections 2012 Held November 1, 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall
    Russell Muirhead, Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics at Dartmouth College; Cathie Jo Martin, professor of political science at Boston University; and Jeffrey Tulis, associate professor of government at University of Texas, Austin, discuss issues and implications of the 2012 Election. Part of the Class of '71 Forum on Elections 2012 Held November 1, 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall
  • 1:22:52

    Why Nations Fail. Keynote Address by James Robinson

    Why Nations Fail. Keynote Address by James Robinson

    Why Nations Fail James Robinson, Harvard University Keynote address of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Why Nations Fail James Robinson, Harvard University Keynote address of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 22:28

    Uri Dadush

    Uri Dadush

    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIs Uri Dadush, The Carnegie Foundation Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIs Uri Dadush, The Carnegie Foundation Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 14:33

    Ted Truman

    Ted Truman

    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Ted Truman, The Peterson Institute for International Economics and Williams College and former Assistant Secretary of Treasury and former Director, International Finance Division, Federal Reserve Board Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Ted Truman, The Peterson Institute for International Economics and Williams College and former Assistant Secretary of Treasury and former Director, International Finance Division, Federal Reserve Board Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 23:42

    Robert Wade

    Robert Wade

    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Robert Wade, London School of Economics Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Robert Wade, London School of Economics Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 21:52

    Q & A: What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century

    Q & A: What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century

    Nancy Birdsall, President, The Center for Global Development and visiting professor at Williams College; Ishrat Husain, formerly Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan; Robert Wade, London School of Economics. Chair: Jerry Caprio, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Center of Development Economics and William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams College
    Nancy Birdsall, President, The Center for Global Development and visiting professor at Williams College; Ishrat Husain, formerly Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan; Robert Wade, London School of Economics. Chair: Jerry Caprio, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Center of Development Economics and William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams College
  • 14:01

    Q & A: The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund

    Q & A: The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund

    Olivier Blanchard, director of the Research and Economic Counselor, IMF; Michael Kremer, Harvard University; Luis Serven, The World Bank. Chair: Peter Pedroni, professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Olivier Blanchard, director of the Research and Economic Counselor, IMF; Michael Kremer, Harvard University; Luis Serven, The World Bank. Chair: Peter Pedroni, professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 39:14

    Q & A: The Role of a Lender of Last Resort

    Q & A: The Role of a Lender of Last Resort

    Michal Bordo, Rutgers University; Guillermo Ortiz, President Banorte and former Governor, Banco Central de Mexico; Ted Truman, The Peterson Institute for International Economics and Williams College and former Assistant Secretary of Treasury and former director of International Finance Division, Federal Reserve Board. Chair: Peter Montiel, Chair and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. '41 Professor of Economics at Williams College
    Michal Bordo, Rutgers University; Guillermo Ortiz, President Banorte and former Governor, Banco Central de Mexico; Ted Truman, The Peterson Institute for International Economics and Williams College and former Assistant Secretary of Treasury and former director of International Finance Division, Federal Reserve Board. Chair: Peter Montiel, Chair and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. '41 Professor of Economics at Williams College
  • 17:25

    Q & A: The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability

    Q & A: The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability

    Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund; James Hanson, formerly World Bank; Garry Schinasi, Independent Adviser, Global Financial Stability and formerly IMF. Chair: Ken Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund; James Hanson, formerly World Bank; Garry Schinasi, Independent Adviser, Global Financial Stability and formerly IMF. Chair: Ken Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 21:15

    Q & A: The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIs

    Q & A: The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIs

    Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund; James Hanson, formerly World Bank; Garry Schinasi, Independent Adviser, Global Financial Stability and formerly IMF. Chair: Ken Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College
    Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund; James Hanson, formerly World Bank; Garry Schinasi, Independent Adviser, Global Financial Stability and formerly IMF. Chair: Ken Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College
  • 18:15

    Q & A: Environment and Development

    Q & A: Environment and Development

    Ken Chomitz, The World Bank; Matt Kotchen, Yale University; Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute, formerly Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank. Chair: Sarah Jacobson, assistant professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Ken Chomitz, The World Bank; Matt Kotchen, Yale University; Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute, formerly Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank. Chair: Sarah Jacobson, assistant professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 17:15

    Olivier Blanchard

    Olivier Blanchard

    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Olivier Blanchard, Director of Research and Economic Counselor, IMF Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Olivier Blanchard, Director of Research and Economic Counselor, IMF Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 25:20

    Nancy Birdsall

    Nancy Birdsall

    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Nancy Birdsall, President, The Center for Global Development, and visiting professor at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Nancy Birdsall, President, The Center for Global Development, and visiting professor at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 12:11

    Michael Bordo

    Michael Bordo

    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Michael Bordo, Rutgers University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Michael Bordo, Rutgers University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 15:32

    Michael Kremer

    Michael Kremer

    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Michael Kremer, Harvard University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Michael Kremer, Harvard University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 14:48

    Matt Kotchen

    Matt Kotchen

    Environment and Development? Matt Kotchen, Yale University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Environment and Development? Matt Kotchen, Yale University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 17:44

    Luis Serven

    Luis Serven

    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Luis Serven, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Luis Serven, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 14:14

    Ken Chomitz

    Ken Chomitz

    Environment and Development? Ken Chomitz, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Environment and Development? Ken Chomitz, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 15:37

    James Hanson

    James Hanson

    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What Works? James Hanson, formerly World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What Works? James Hanson, formerly World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 20:11

    Ishrat Husain

    Ishrat Husain

    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Ishrat Husain, former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    What Kind of World Bank in the 21st Century? Ishrat Husain, former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 15:56

    Guillermo Ortiz

    Guillermo Ortiz

    The Role of a Lender of the Last Resort Guillermo Ortiz, President Banorte and form Governor, Banco Central de Mexico Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of a Lender of the Last Resort Guillermo Ortiz, President Banorte and form Governor, Banco Central de Mexico Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 16:17

    Garry Schinasi

    Garry Schinasi

    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What works? Garry Schinasi, independent adviser Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What works? Garry Schinasi, independent adviser Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 16:58

    Atish R. Ghosh

    Atish R. Ghosh

    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What works? Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Global Financial Architecture and Financial Stability: What works? Atish R. Ghosh, International Monetary Fund Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 0:59

    Ashok Rai

    Ashok Rai

    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIS Ashok Rai, associate professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIS Ashok Rai, associate professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 22:21

    Arvind Panagariya

    Arvind Panagariya

    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIS Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Rise of Emerging Markets and the IFIS Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 19:40

    Andrew Steer

    Andrew Steer

    Environment and Development? Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute, formerly Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Environment and Development? Andrew Steer, President, World Resources Institute, formerly Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 58:01

    The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art

    The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art

    The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art Artist Jessica Stockholder Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College Known for her sculptures and site-specific installations composed of striking color and found objects, Jessica Stockholder transforms the familiar and common-place into bold, fresh experiences.
    The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art Artist Jessica Stockholder Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College Known for her sculptures and site-specific installations composed of striking color and found objects, Jessica Stockholder transforms the familiar and common-place into bold, fresh experiences.
  • 52:02

    From Colonies to Confederation to the Miracle of Philadelphia

    From Colonies to Confederation to the Miracle of Philadelphia

    Justin Crowe, assistant professor of political science, commemorates Constitution Day with this gallery talk at the Williams College Museum of Art. September 17, 2012 Williams College Museum of Art
    Justin Crowe, assistant professor of political science, commemorates Constitution Day with this gallery talk at the Williams College Museum of Art. September 17, 2012 Williams College Museum of Art

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