Jean Strout '10

Listen: Lawyer Jean Strout '10 on Her Experience at the Supreme Court

April 26th, 2017

Strout describes her experience on the team that briefed, argued, and won the case that made retroactive the Supreme Court ruling that juveniles cannot be subject to mandatory life sentences without parole. Read More: Listen: Lawyer Jean Strout '10 on Her Experience at the Supreme Court

Micah White '04

Listen: Activist, Author Micah White '04 on Why Protests Fail

April 24th, 2017

White argues that while protest is undeniably cool again, it is increasingly clear that contemporary forms of activism are resulting in diminishing effectiveness. Read More: Listen: Activist, Author Micah White '04 on Why Protests Fail

Jonah Eaton '02

Listen: Attorney Jonah Eaton '02 on Challenges to Immigrant Communities Under Trump

April 20th, 2017

Eaton discusses the legal underpinnings of the administration's executive orders, how they violate the Constitution or federal statutes, and how future orders may survive legal challenge. Read More: Listen: Attorney Jonah Eaton '02 on Challenges to Immigrant Communities Under Trump

Dina Zingaro '13

Listen: Alumni Discuss How Study of Religion Benefits Their Work

April 19th, 2017

Alumni who majored in religion, including Dina Zingaro ’13, speak with students on their experiences in the professional world. Read More: Listen: Alumni Discuss How Study of Religion Benefits Their Work

Sintim Herman

Listen: Chemist Herman Sintim on Bacterial Conversation

March 8th, 2017

Sintim discussed "bacterial conversation" and how it can be stopped to prevent infections from spreading.  Read More: Listen: Chemist Herman Sintim on Bacterial Conversation

C. Brian Rose

Listen: C. Brian Rose Asks "Are We Rome?"

March 6th, 2017

In his talk, Rose considers the designs of war memorials in both antiquity and the 20th century, concentrating on the evolving iconography of power, conflict, and lamentation. Read More: Listen: C. Brian Rose Asks "Are We Rome?"

Jalisa Roberts '13

Listen: Music and Dance Alumni Trace "Chaotic" Career Trajectories

March 1st, 2017

Alumni, including Jalisa Roberts '13 (left), spoke with students about how their Swarthmore education helped prepare them for life after graduation. Read More: Listen: Music and Dance Alumni Trace "Chaotic" Career Trajectories

Nelson Flores '03

Listen: Envisioning Public/Engaged Scholarship

February 28th, 2017

Educator Nelson Flores '03 delivered the keynote address at the Public Discourse & Democracy series event that also featured a faculty discussion. Read More: Listen: Envisioning Public/Engaged Scholarship

Eric Behrens '92

Listen: What Election Judges See

January 19th, 2017

Three election judges share what they have seen at polling places, what might cause a vote to be invalidated or lost, and on what matters they exercise discretion. Read More: Listen: What Election Judges See

Jeffrey Frankel '74

Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on TPP, Trade, Inequality, and the Election

December 13th, 2016

Frankel, one of the leading experts on international trade, gives an overview of changes in trade theory and addresses the connection between trade and inequality, which he says "is especially salient now." Read More: Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on TPP, Trade, Inequality, and the Election

Keiko Itoh '74

Listen: Author Keiko Itoh '74 Discusses Her Novel, Set in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

December 8th, 2016

Itoh returned to campus for the first time in 40 years to discuss her novel, which is partly inspired by her mother's experience living in China during WWII. Read More: Listen: Author Keiko Itoh '74 Discusses Her Novel, Set in Japanese-Occupied Shanghai

David Weiman

Listen: Economist David Weiman on Monetary Union, the Struggle over Political Economic Sovereignty

December 5th, 2016

In this talk, Weiman revisits the conflicts between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, specifically surrounding monetary issues. Read More: Listen: Economist David Weiman on Monetary Union, the Struggle over Political Economic Sovereignty

Maya Peterson '02

Listen: Historian Maya Peterson '02 on Cotton Colonialism and the Shrinking Aral Sea

November 23rd, 2016

Peterson discusses the rapid disappearance of the Aral Sea, which has been called “one of the worst environmental disasters in the world.” Read More: Listen: Historian Maya Peterson '02 on Cotton Colonialism and the Shrinking Aral Sea

McCabe Lecture by Patrick Awuah '89

November 1st, 2016

Patrick Awuah '89, founder and president of Ashesi University in Ghana, delivered this year's McCabe L Read More: McCabe Lecture by Patrick Awuah '89