November 20, 2013

October 2013 Accolades

Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, published “Iran at the UN: from Khomenei to Rouhani,” in the September19 issue of Foreign Policy (re-circulated on the Al-Monitor magazine web site).

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, presented at the Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Symposium: “The Slave: Freedom on My Mind/Knowledge/Memory and the Arts of the Enslaved. The title of his paper was “Demanding Freedom: Preserving the History of African American ‘Contrabands’ during the Civil War.” Crew spoke on the historical background of the March on Washington and then moderated the panel at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center’s panel discussion titled “Voices from the Frontlines.” He presented “The Issue of Provenance and Mining the Museum” at the American Association of Museums Conference Session. The event was titled “What We Talk About When We Talk About Race: Mining the Museum After 20 Years.” He spoke on a program about the movie “The Butler” at the Newseum with the author of the book, the son of the real “butler,” a Freedom rider from that period, the producer of the film, one of the directors and two additional guests. The program was co-sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, had his book “On Thinking Institutionally” adopted as a core text by the Council of Independent Colleges in its educational program for college presidents.

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, wrote the forward to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s annual research magazine, Teknos, titled “Smashing Paradigms.” He wrote an article in Astrobiology magazine on NASA’s first theoretical biology meeting, which took place the weekend of President Kennedy’s assassination.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, presented “Countering Violent Extremism in Northern Nigeria: Development Options,” at a USAID conference in Washington, D.C., on “Development in Nigeria.”