• Olympian, Femalympian, Paralympian? Power of Inclusion in Sport

    Eli A. Wolff directs the Inclusive Sports Initiative at the Institute for Human Centered Design, and is the co-director of the Royce Fellowship for Sport and Society at Brown University. From 2001 to 2010, Eli was the manager of research and advocacy at the Center for Sport in Society at Northeastern University. He also led […]

  • Kids in Cages

    Michele Deitch ’82 is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, where she holds a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the UT School of Law and teaches graduate-level courses in criminal justice and juvenile justice policy. Trained as a lawyer, her particular expertise includes juveniles […]

  • The Construction of Housing and Production of Home

    Ashley Burns is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Amherst College. Dr. Burns has a Ph. D and MA from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. She completed her BA in Political Economy at Williams College. Her research examines relationships of political and economic equity, social stratification, and public policy. […]

  • Ethnic Studies: A Liberating Education

    Ron Espiritu graduated from Amherst College in 2006 with a double major in History and Interdisciplinary studies with a focus in Chicano and Nuyorican Literature and received a Five College Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Upon graduation, Ron moved to Los Angeles where he has taught high school for the past nine years. […]

  • What the World Doesn’t Need is Another Non-Profit

    John Levy graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in American Studies, and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. While at Amherst, Levy began a film series called Sparkling Celluloid, and has since continued to stay true to this spirit of entrepreneurship. For over 30 years, he has been working […]

  • Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam

    *2013 Speaker*  Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c) is currently on the faculty of the Division of Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Professor Vedam has been active in setting national and international policy on home birth and midwifery, providing expert consultations in Mexico, Hungary, Chile, China, Canada, and […]

  • Improvising through Wires: Jason Robinson

    American saxophonist and scholar Jason Robinson is an acclaimed and distinctive voice in a new generation of creative musicians equally interested in improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition and experimentalism. Described by Ron Wynn of JazzTimes as “one of the most respected soloists and bandleaders in jazz’s experimental wing,” Robinson explores the relationship […]

  • Books for All, Some, or None? – Bryn Geffert

    Bryn Geffert received an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in modern European history from the same. His personal research focuses on Russian social and intellectual history. In 2010 Notre Dame University Press published his book, Eastern […]

  • The Revealing Power of Data for Social Change: Karti Subramanian

    Karti Subramanian is a co-founder of Vera Solutions, a technology consulting and development firm with offices in Mumbai, Nairobi, and Geneva. Vera has worked with more than 80 NGOs, social enterprises, research institutions, and government agencies in nearly 40 countries. Vera was selected as a 2012 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2012 Dasra Social Impact Fellow, […]

  • How to Solve a Social Problem: Rosanne Haggerty

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions and a Life Trustee of Amherst College, Rosanne Haggerty is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities. She is the founder of Common Ground Community, a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and research-based practices that end homelessness. In […]

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Olympian, Femalympian, Paralympian? Power of Inclusion in Sport

Eli A. Wolff directs the Inclusive Sports Initiative at the Institute for Human Centered Design, and is the co-director of the Royce Fellowship for Sport and Society at Brown University....

Kids in Cages

Michele Deitch ’82 is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, where she holds a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and...

The Construction of Housing and Production of Home

Ashley Burns is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Amherst College. Dr. Burns has a Ph. D and MA from the Duke University Sanford School of Public...

Ethnic Studies: A Liberating Education

Ron Espiritu graduated from Amherst College in 2006 with a double major in History and Interdisciplinary studies with a focus in Chicano and Nuyorican Literature and received a Five College...

What the World Doesn’t Need is Another Non-Profit

John Levy graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a degree in American Studies, and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. While at Amherst, Levy began a...

Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam

*2013 Speaker*  Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c) is currently on the faculty of the Division of Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Professor...

Improvising through Wires: Jason Robinson

American saxophonist and scholar Jason Robinson is an acclaimed and distinctive voice in a new generation of creative musicians equally interested in improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition...

Books for All, Some, or None? – Bryn Geffert

Bryn Geffert received an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in modern...

The Revealing Power of Data for Social Change: Karti Subramanian

Karti Subramanian is a co-founder of Vera Solutions, a technology consulting and development firm with offices in Mumbai, Nairobi, and Geneva. Vera has worked with more than 80 NGOs, social...

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