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Speakers' corner

Opinion-makers from all camps kept Skidmore’s lecture halls hopping this year. Just for instance:

“Breaking Al-Qaeda Cells: A Mathematical Method for Analyzing the Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Operations,” Jonathan David Farley, Harvard University

“Same-Sex Marriage and the Shadow of Polygamy” (Karen Levin Coburn ’63 Lecture in Women’s Studies), Cheshire Calhoun, Colby College

“Rampant Liberal Bias and Academic Freedom,” David Horowitz, author of Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left

“Image Construction, Urban Development, and the Olympics in Beijing 2008,” Thomas Hahn, Cornell University

“Henry’s Harmonica: Memory and History in a Genocidal World,” Douglas Greenberg, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
“Of Monkey Dancing and Lynx Tracks: Are We Breaking Up with Mother Nature?” Daniel Glick,
environmental journalist

“Why Is Contemporary Art So Weird?” Richard Vine, Art in America

“Responsible Business Doesn’t Have to Be an Oxymoron,” Steven Lydenberg, Domini Social Investments

“The Bible Through Islamic Eyes” (Perlow Lecture in Judaic Studies), Nimrod Hurvitz, Ben-Gurion University

“Israeli-Palestinian Deadlocks: Persons or Issues?” Sari Nusseibeh, People’s Campaign for Peace and Democracy and al-Quds University

“Latina Feminism: A Vision for the 21st Century,” Elizabeth Garcia, Hunter College

“Religion, Controversy, and the 2004 Election,” Gustav Niebuhr, Syracuse University