Previous Events

Boundaries and Margins Lecture Series: Keynote Baratunde Thurston

April 8, 2021

Baratunde Thurston has worked for The Onion, The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller, "How To Be Black." Thurston is using his powerful voice to help people understand this revolutionary moment with his unique blend of insight, humor, and empathy.

Competition and Discrimination in Public Accommodations: Evidence from the Green Books

April 8, 2021

The 2021 Grossman Lecture will explore a project by Dr. Trevon D. Logan of Ohio State University, which seeks to determine the role of market factors in the provision of non-discriminatory services before federal legislation forbade racial discrimination in public accommodations.

Wrongly Convicted: A Story of Injustice

April 7, 2021

Join the Goldfarb Center for a talk with Anthony Ray Hinton one of the longest serving death row prisoners in Alabama history who was freed in 2015 after proving his innocence. Hinton will share his story about how he survived 30 years on death row and never gave up on his quest for justice.

Academic Freedom in Crisis

April 6, 2021

Colby Republicans are hosting Professor Eric Kaufmann of Birkbeck College at the University of London to share his report for the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, “Academic Freedom in Crisis: Punishment, Political Discrimination, and Self-Censorship."

Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award Convocation: Leonard Pitts, Jr.

April 6, 2021

Leonard Pitts Jr. is widely known for his nationally syndicated Miami Herald column that often addresses issues of race and racism, politics, and culture. In a career that spans close to 45 years, Pitts has worked as a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer, and a lecturer.

Artful Movement: Time to Celebrate

April 3, 2021

Practice a series of gentle yoga poses led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga and inspired by artworks in the Colby Museum galleries.

Berger Family Holocaust Lecture: Jewish Responses to the Rise of Hitler

March 26, 2021

The challenges Jews faced with the rise of the Nazi party in Germany remain relevant today amidst political and social changes in Europe and the United States. How did German Jews respond to the rise of the Nazi threat from Hitler's rise in the early 1920s to his appointment as chancellor in 1933?

Bipartisanship in the First 100 Days of the Biden Presidency: Hopeful Signs or Forlorn Hope?

March 24, 2021

Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government Sandy Maisel will speak in a course led by visiting professor Steve Simon. His lecture provides an early assessment of the likelihood that Biden will be able to fulfill his campaign promise of working with Congress in a bipartisan way.

What is Missing? Get Involved

March 24, 2021

Join Colby College Museum of Art and Lunder Institute for American Art staff for a Zoom conversation to learn how you can be a part of What is Missing?, artist Maya Lin’s “last memorial.” Maya Lin is a Lunder Institute senior fellow during the 2020–21 academic year.