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Events August 14, 2019

Presidential Colloquium Speakers Announced

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Leading thinkers on topics including immigration, human rights and climate change will present public lectures at Smith College this year through the college’s Presidential Colloquium series.

The events are open to the public at no charge.

The current schedule for this year follows.

Cristina Rodríguez
Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School
“The President, Immigration Law and the Politics of Constitutional Structure”
Thursday, Sept. 19
5 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room
In conjunction with Constitution Day

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Smith College Class of 2002
Emmy and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, journalist and activist
“On Arts and Activism: Women’s Rights in a Volatile World”
Thursday, Oct. 17
5 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Author; professor of philosophy and law, New York University
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room

Regina McCarthy
Professor of the practice of public health in the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; director of Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
5 p.m.
Campus Center Carroll Room
In conjunction with Smith College’s Year on Climate Change

Bryan Stevenson
Founder and executive director, Equal Justice Initiative
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
5 p.m.
Location to be announced

All Presidential Colloquium events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For disability access information or accommodations requests, please call 413/585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter, call 413/585-2071 (voice or TTY), or send email to at least 10 days before the event.