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‘1619 or 1776?’: Hamilton Forum on legacy of slavery draws protest

‘1619 or 1776?’: Hamilton Forum on legacy of slavery draws protest

By Will Anderson

October 8, 2020

Two visiting scholars, Leslie Harris and Lucas Morel, spoke last week about the founding of America and the legacy of slavery. Titled “1619 or 1776: Was America Founded on Slavery?”,  the debate was hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Forum and sparked controversy among students.  Harris, a...

Talk by former Israeli ambassador met with protest

Student with tape on mouth

By RACHEL LU

February 27, 2020

Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, gave a talk on Monday about the multifaceted alliance between the United States and Israel and fielded questions from student protesters.

Scholars debate need for a Green New Deal

By RAIN JI

February 27, 2020

Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, debated the value of a Green New Deal in Dana Auditorium last Thursday.

We don’t need a Koch sponsored Green New Deal

We don’t need a Koch sponsored Green New Deal

By TARA SANTI and LUCY WEISS

February 13, 2020

The Alexander Hamilton Forum receives funding from an organization largely funded by the Koch family -- who runs one of the largest oil and gas conglomerates in the U.S. We don't need a Koch sponsored Green New Deal debate. Let's have a conversation, Koch-free.

Two scholars debate race- versus class-based affirmative action

By RACHEL LU

December 5, 2019

Both scholars are proponents of racial and class diversity on college campuses, but disagreed upon the means by which to achieve increased diversity.

Conservative op-ed columnist champions American exceptionalism

By RACHEL LU

October 31, 2019

For many conservatives, President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 disrupted the country’s understanding of politics, conservatism and national identity. As a conservative op-ed columnist at The New York Times, Ross Douthat grapples with this disruption everyday.

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