This series explores the deeper questions, core values, and disruptive ideas associated with freedom of religion in this country, discusess ideas that can shape the future vision for our communities.

March 29, 2017
4:30 pm

Manuel Pastor presents his talk titled “Progressive Economics, Metro Strategies, and Social Movements in Uncertain Times.”  

March 30, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Old Chapel

Visiting Writers Series presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

March 30, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Stellan Vinthagen, Professor of Sociology, scholar-activist, the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at UMass Amherst and Director of the Resistance Studies Initiative, reflects upon a movement that can make a difference during the next 4-8 years of Trumpism.

March 31, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall 160 East

Come celebrate Shabbat and Jewish life at UMass with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

March 31, 2017
6:00 pm

Hillel House

Tropp’s talk, “Are We Stronger Together? How Contact Between Groups Transforms Attitudes and Social Relations,” will draw on her years of research examining how contact between groups shapes people’s understandings of social relations and perspectives on social justice.

April 3, 2017
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Panelist will discuss their recent work and offer insights into the present and future of media and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

April 3, 2017
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Hub, 3rd floor

Professor Christian Appy of the Department of History will present his talk, “The Atomic Origins of America’s National Security State: How Nuclear Weapons Produced an Imperial Presidency and Degraded Democracy.” 

April 4, 2017
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Manuel Pastor's talk, Equity, Growth, and Community: Progressive Economics, Metro Strategies, and Social Movements in Uncertain Times, reviews the emerging evidence on the relationship between equity and economic growth, situates this in the changing demographics of metropolitan America, and suggests how all the emerging activism at the state and metro level could bubble up to transform national discourse and policy.

April 4, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Professor Joseph B. Berger presents his talk titled “Global Challenge in Higher Education Research.”

April 4, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138