Academic Festival Program
Honors Forum is an academic program that offers rigorous courses and extracurricular events to its members and the larger Skidmore community. Honors Forum regularly hosts field trips, campus dialogues, and lectures to foster the life of the mind and build a community of like-minded scholars and leaders. In their first or second years, students apply based on their GPA and leadership potential. Honors Forum members are required to take courses and lead a community service project. In return, they gain access to Honors Forum housing, a student lounge, and pre-enrollment in unique course offerings and graduate with a designation in Honors studies.
The Periclean Honors Forum is sponsoring 2 days of events on the future of Russia. We have some very distinguished and noteworthy guests participating. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian democracy activist and author.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31 (7:30pm in Davis auditorium) he will screen his film called Nemtsov—a profile of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader who was murdered in February of 2015 in front of the Kremlin (more information below). The following evening (Thursday, Feb. 1) there will be a panel discussion on the future of Russia with Kara-Murza and Jonathan Brent, a scholar of Russian literature and politics. Kate Graney, Professor and Joseph C. Palamountain Chair in Political Science, will moderate the discussion. The panel will run from 5:00 to 6:30 in Davis Auditorium.