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Common Hour

Fall 2006

Friday, September 8

Professor Paul Franco, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture | Listen to this Podcast

Mr. Franco is a Professor of Government with teaching responsibilities in the history of political philosophy and contemporary political theory. Mr. Franco is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott, Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom, and most recently Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction.

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, September 22

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Environmental Activist and Author

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a noted environmental lawyer, activist, and co-host of Ring of Fire on the Air America Radio network. Mr. Kennedy is the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper and serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense. Mr. Kennedy is well known for his success in leading the fight to restore the Hudson River. Among Mr. Kennedy's published books are the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature, and The Riverkeepers.

Location: Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall

Friday, October 6

Student Performances, Parents Weekend

Entertain your parents and join us for dance, poetry, and a capella performances by Bowdoin's very own student groups. Don't miss this popular Common Hour!

Location: Morrell Gymnasium

Friday, October 20

Maxine Hong Kingston , Chinese American Author

Maxine Hong Kingston is a highly acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction and was one of the first Asian Americans to make it to the top of the literary world in America. Kingston's work includes: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghost, awarded the National Book Critics Award for Nonfiction, China Men, Hawaii One Summer, a collection of poetry, and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, her first novel.

Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Department

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, November 3

Evan Wolfson, Gay Rights Activist and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry | Listen to this podcast

Evan Wolfson is the Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Mr. Wolfson worked for the Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund in New York City, where he represented several gay marriage cases in front of the Supreme Court. In 2000, Wolfson was honored by the National Law Journal as one of "100 most influential attorneys in America."

Co-sponsored by Gay and Lesbian Studies

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, November 17

Student Jazz and Chamber Ensemble Concert

Join us for a wonderful, afternoon concert performed by student musicians in Bowdoin's very talented Music Department!

Location: Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall