Hanis '05, Psychologist Schwartz Discuss Obama's First 100 Days
Hanis '05, Psychologist Schwartz to
Discuss Obama's First 100 Days on April 29
by Stacey Kutish
Mark Hanis '05
Today marks President Obama's first 100 days in office and two members of the Swarthmore community publically discussed the milestone. Mark Hanis '05, president and co-founder of the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net), appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Later, psychologist Barry Schwartz appeared on Radio Times, produced locally on Philadelphia's NPR affiliate station.
Hanis '05 co-founded GI-Net during his senior year to address the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. An Ashoka Fellow, Hanis discusses politics and the fight against genocide and encourages people to call 1-800-GENOCIDE, which connects the caller to the White House or their representative in Congress. more
Schwartz, the Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, is the author of the widely-cited The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less. In the current issue of Foreign Policy, Schwartz argues that one possible silver lining of the current financial climate is that it "may become more apparent that equating social welfare with GDP is not just inadequate, but more importantly, misleading." This is a subject he explores further on Radio Times, where he is joined by writer Kurt Anderson. listen