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Pond scum, trash purifier
Retirees plan to dig in
Brown, Corr, Douglas, Erchak, Levinson
Table manners New d-hall sparks culinary, and social, interplay
String theory - and practice Music from East and West
Talking culture shock Guest lectures explore red-hot culture issues
Books Faculty and alumni authors
Big hit Thoroughbreds host girls' sports clinics
Sportswrap Hockey gets national nod

Talking culture shock

Shock jocks they’re not. Still, some of Skidmore’s guest lecturers this year did explore red-hot culture-clash issues, such as:

• “Hamas and Hizbollah: Risk, Conflict, and Democracy” by Robert Malley, International Crisis Group (and formerly, National Security Council)

• “Cyrus’s Twins: An Unconventional Guide to the History of Israeli-Iranian Relations” by Haggai Ram (Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

• “Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-based Violence and the US War on Iraq”
by Yifat Susskind (Coburn Lecturer), MADRE International Women’s Rights Organization

• “Democracy, Terrorism, and Human Rights” by Riza Türmen, European Court of Human Rights

• “What Europeans Thought They Would Find: The Mental Landscape of Native Americans in the Era of Exploration” by Gary B. Nash (Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar), UCLA

• “Beyond Me: Mindful Responses to Social Threat” by Kirk Warren Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University