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Skidmore hosts a lot of public lectures, to say nothing of performances, workshops, and other events. And the lectures cover a lot of ground, from classics to current affairs. Here’s just a sampling of recent offerings:

“More Than a Few Good Men: American Manhood and Violence Against Women,” by Jackson Katz, violence prevention training, MVP Strategies

“Eat Like a Man: America’s Deadly Romance with Beef,” by Zankel Professor Pushkala Prasad, management and business, Skidmore College

“Trashing the Planet? The Role of the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO in the Destruction of the Earth,” by David Batker, applied ecological economics, Asia-Pacific Environmental Exchange

“How Much of Our Science is Arabic?” by George Saliba, Arabic and Islamic science, Columbia University

“Arab and Minority-Majority Relations in the Middle East,” by Zeidan Atashi, formerly of Israel’s Knesset and UN delegation

“Witches, Watchers, and Wives: An Afternoon with Wagner’s Women,” by international mezzo-soprano Carla Rae Cook and Met pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson

“Of Hungry Ghosts and Other Matters of Consumption in the Korean Spirit World,” by Laurel Kendall, Asian Ethnographic Collection, American Museum of Natural History

“Globalization, Tourism, and the Invention of Nature in China and Taiwan,” by Robert P. Weller, anthropology, Boston University

“Rethinking African Modernism,” by Salah Hassan, Africana studies and art history, Cornell University