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Published on Mar 1, 2012
"Rethinking the Human Prospect: A Panel on History, Art, and the Humanities" featured Ken Burns 71F, Christopher Benfey, and Eve Blau.
Hampshire graduate Ken Burns has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films ever made. Christopher Benfey is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and acting dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke College. Eve Blau is adjunct professor of the history of urban form at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Through this Presidential Lecture Series and other events on campus, Hampshire is examining challenges facing the world today and the College's role in producing innovative thinkers and leaders for the future.
These events will also build toward the April 27 inauguration of President Jonathan Lash, which is being built around the theme "Educating for Change: Critical Thinking in a Critical Time." That day's events will feature speeches by President Lash and by former U.S. vice president Al Gore.