Events

After a year of seven major launch events for Teach It Forward, the focus shifts to two types of campaign events with the goal of connecting alumni to each other and to the college. Teach It Forward: Connect events will feature prominent alumni sharing business wisdom and include time for Ephs to connect with others in their field or industry. Teach It Forward: Engage events will offer Ephs a way to return to the classroom with faculty members speaking on topics directly related to their teaching followed by a chance to mingle with fellow Ephs.  Check back for specifics on upcoming events.

Throughout 2015-16 the college hosted campaign events in six U.S. cities and in London. The events featured faculty and alumni speakers, demonstrating the impact of Williams on the world through the work of our graduates in taking on today’s most pressing questions and issues. Scroll down to enjoy the Teach It Forward talks and videos from our first year of campaign events.

Events

  • RSVP
    Naples, FL | February 22, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Nominee and the Nation: Preparing for Trump's Supreme Court 

     One of the earliest and most consequential decisions of the Trump presidency will be the choice of nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. What can we expect from that nominee on issues likely to come before the Court in the near future? How will he or she affect the dynamics and balance of power on the Court? And what will his or her appointment mean for the rights of the American citizen, the nature of American democracy, and the ability of the Trump administration to place its stamp upon American life? Join Professor Justin Crowe for a primer on what Trump’s Supreme Court might look like and where it might take us.

    Business casual attire recommended.

    Naples Beach Hotel
    851 Gulf Shores Blvd N
    Naples, FL 34102

    Event Schedule

    • Justin Crowe

      Justin Crowe’s research interests include the Supreme Court, constitutional law and theory, American political and constitutional development, American political thought and culture, and American political institutions. More specifically, most of his work has focused on the role of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in American political development, with published articles on the augmentation of judicial authority during the 1920s, historical trends in the tenure of Supreme Court justices, and the appointment politics of the antebellum Supreme Court. His book, Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development (Princeton University Press, 2012), examines the causes and consequences of institutional development of the federal judiciary — especially, but not exclusively, the Supreme Court — from the Founding to the present. He is currently at work on projects about vice regulation in the Progressive era Supreme Court and constitutional amendments as agents of political change.

  • RSVP
    Miami, FL | February 23, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Nominee and the Nation: Preparing for Trump's Supreme Court 

     One of the earliest and most consequential decisions of the Trump presidency will be the choice of nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. What can we expect from that nominee on issues likely to come before the Court in the near future? How will he or she affect the dynamics and balance of power on the Court? And what will his or her appointment mean for the rights of the American citizen, the nature of American democracy, and the ability of the Trump administration to place its stamp upon American life? Join Professor Justin Crowe for a primer on what Trump’s Supreme Court might look like and where it might take us.

    Business casual attire recommended.

    Akerman LLP
    Three Brickell City Centre (Suite 1100)
    98 Southeast Seventh Street
    Miami, FL 33131

    Event Schedule

    • 6:00
      6:00
      Reception
    • 6:45
      6:45
      Discussion with Justin Crowe
    • Justin Crowe

      Justin Crowe’s research interests include the Supreme Court, constitutional law and theory, American political and constitutional development, American political thought and culture, and American political institutions. More specifically, most of his work has focused on the role of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in American political development, with published articles on the augmentation of judicial authority during the 1920s, historical trends in the tenure of Supreme Court justices, and the appointment politics of the antebellum Supreme Court. His book, Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development (Princeton University Press, 2012), examines the causes and consequences of institutional development of the federal judiciary — especially, but not exclusively, the Supreme Court — from the Founding to the present. He is currently at work on projects about vice regulation in the Progressive era Supreme Court and constitutional amendments as agents of political change.

  • RSVP
    Vero Beach, FL | February 24, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Nominee and the Nation: Preparing for Trump's Supreme Court 

     One of the earliest and most consequential decisions of the Trump presidency will be the choice of nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. What can we expect from that nominee on issues likely to come before the Court in the near future? How will he or she affect the dynamics and balance of power on the Court? And what will his or her appointment mean for the rights of the American citizen, the nature of American democracy, and the ability of the Trump administration to place its stamp upon American life? Join Professor Justin Crowe for a primer on what Trump’s Supreme Court might look like and where it might take us.

    Business casual attire recommended.

    Quail Valley River Club
    2345 Highway A1A
    Vero Beach, FL 32963

    • Justin Crowe

      Justin Crowe’s research interests include the Supreme Court, constitutional law and theory, American political and constitutional development, American political thought and culture, and American political institutions. More specifically, most of his work has focused on the role of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in American political development, with published articles on the augmentation of judicial authority during the 1920s, historical trends in the tenure of Supreme Court justices, and the appointment politics of the antebellum Supreme Court. His book, Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development (Princeton University Press, 2012), examines the causes and consequences of institutional development of the federal judiciary — especially, but not exclusively, the Supreme Court — from the Founding to the present. He is currently at work on projects about vice regulation in the Progressive era Supreme Court and constitutional amendments as agents of political change.

  • RSVP
    Palm Beach, FL | February 24, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Nominee and the Nation: Preparing for Trump's Supreme Court 

     One of the earliest and most consequential decisions of the Trump presidency will be the choice of nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. What can we expect from that nominee on issues likely to come before the Court in the near future? How will he or she affect the dynamics and balance of power on the Court? And what will his or her appointment mean for the rights of the American citizen, the nature of American democracy, and the ability of the Trump administration to place its stamp upon American life? Join Professor Justin Crowe for a primer on what Trump’s Supreme Court might look like and where it might take us.

    Business casual attire recommended.

     

    Seasons 52
    11611 Ellison Wilson Rd
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
    (561) 625-5852

    • Justin Crowe

      Justin Crowe’s research interests include the Supreme Court, constitutional law and theory, American political and constitutional development, American political thought and culture, and American political institutions. More specifically, most of his work has focused on the role of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in American political development, with published articles on the augmentation of judicial authority during the 1920s, historical trends in the tenure of Supreme Court justices, and the appointment politics of the antebellum Supreme Court. His book, Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development (Princeton University Press, 2012), examines the causes and consequences of institutional development of the federal judiciary — especially, but not exclusively, the Supreme Court — from the Founding to the present. He is currently at work on projects about vice regulation in the Progressive era Supreme Court and constitutional amendments as agents of political change.

  • RSVP
    Chicago, IL | March 7, 2017|
    TIF Connect

    Investing for Change

    The power of the Williams network is legendary, because Ephs at every age and stage of their career arcs Teach It Forward by helping one another, just as their fellow alumni have helped them.

    We invite you to connect with other Williams people in your field, share your professional experiences and learn from theirs at TIF: Connect.

    Morningstar, Inc.
    22 West Washington
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Event Schedule

    • 5:30
      5:30
      Registration
    • 6:00
      6:00
      Panel Discussion with Q&A
    • 7:00
      7:00
      Networking Reception
    • John Svoboda '79

      John is co-founder of Svoboda Capital Partners (SC), a Chicago based Private Equity firm . John serves on the boards of SC portfolio companies Bully Pulpit Interactive, One North Interactive, Strategic Marketing, and SWC Technology Partners. Prior to co-founding SC, John worked in the corporate finance department of William Blair & Company LLC (1983-1997), where he managed Business Development and became a partner in 1988. John graduated from Williams College with a BA in 1979 and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983.

      John serves as a trustee of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, the Auditorium Theatre, the Marwen Foundation, and as a life trustee of the Francis W. Parker School. He served on the Advisory Council of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and served on the steering committee for the Stanford Campaign. John has also served on the Bicentennial Commission for Williams and several alumni and fundraising committees for both Williams College and the Stanford Business School, as well as capital campaigns for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. John serves on the Advisory Council of the Chicago Fire soccer club, and on the Advisory Board of Math Venture Partners. John also enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs.

    • Bethany McLean '92

      Bethany McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  She graduated from Williams College in 1992 with a double major in math and English, and spent the next three years working as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.

      In 1995, she joined Fortune Magazine as a reporter, and eventually became an editor-at-large. Her 2001 piece, “Is Enron Overpriced?” was one of the first skeptical articles about Enron, and after the company collapsed into bankruptcy, she co-authored the “Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron” with her Fortune colleague Peter Elkind.

      A documentary based on the book was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.

      In 2008, McLean joined Vanity Fair as a contributing editor. Her recent book, which she co-authored with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, is All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis.

      She is also a columnist for Fortune.com and she has published a a book about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac titled Shaky Ground:  The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants.

    • Wole Coaxum '92

      Wole C. Coaxum is a founder and CEO of Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. (MoCaFi).  MoCaFi is a start-up financial technology company that leverages mobile technologies, data analytics, and digital strategies to improve the financial behaviors of underbanked communities.  The company’s goal is to move people away from high cost alternative financial services products (e.g. payday lenders, check cashiers, pawn shops, etc.) and into the financial mainstream, so communities can live healthy and productive financial lives.

      Prior to starting MoCaFi in 2015, Wole served as managing director at JPMorgan Chase where he held a series of leadership positions in Business Banking, Card Services, and Treasury & Securities Services.  Before joining JPMorgan Chase in 2007, Wole was a senior executive of Willis Towers Watson, where he served as CFO and COOof Willis North America and CEO r of Willis Canada.

      Wole currently serves as a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and a board member of the Roosevelt Institute.  His former board participation includes a member of the board of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Chairman of the Board for Phoenix House New York and member of the Phoenix House Foundation Board.   He is the recipient of the Harlem YMCA – Black Achievers in Industry Award.

      He has MBA with a concentration in Finance from New York University, a  BA with a major in History from Williams College and studied politics, philosophy and economics at Exeter College, Oxford University.

    • Sunica Tyler Edelstein Tuttle '85

      Ms. Sunica Tyler Edelstein Tuttle is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Ocean Endowment Partners, LLC.  Founded in 2007, Ocean Endowment Partners provides comprehensive financial management for intergenerational capital on behalf of endowments, foundations, and philanthropic families.

      Prior to founding Ocean Endowment, Tyler was a managing director at Stanford Management Company, which invests all financial and endowment assets of Stanford University.  During her tenure, Tyler served on the Portfolio Management Group of the Merged Endowment Pool and was responsible for Stanford’s $3 billion global real estate and natural resources portfolio.  Tyler began her career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its mergers and acquisitions and media/telecommunications groups.

      Tyler holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford University’s

      Graduate School of Business. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College, on the Board of Directors of Beyond12, an innovative non-profit seeking to advance college admission and college success for low income, minority and first generation students, and is the Planned Gift Officer for her Williams class.

    • Patricia Oey '95

      Patricia Oey is a senior analyst covering liquid alternatives and international-equity strategies on Morningstar’s manager research team. Before joining Morningstar in 2007, she was an equity research analyst for Morgan Joseph.

      She holds a BA in Asian studies from Williams College and an MBAn from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

  • RSVP
    San Francisco, CA | March 7, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Childhood Peer Relations: The Long Shadow of Peer Rejection

    A talk with Marlene Sandstrom, Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology.

    We all know that rejection hurts. In this talk, we will explore the similarities between physical and emotional pain, how the pain associated with social ostracism may have evolved, and what we know about the short and long term effects of childhood peer rejection over time.

    South Beach Yacht Club
    40 Pier # 5
    San Francisco

    • Marlene Sandstrom

      Marlene Sandstrom, Dean of the College and Hales Professor of Psychology, received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke, and served as an instructor and an assistant clinical professor there before joining the Williams faculty in 1999. Marlene’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and focuses on issues concerning relationships among children, including adjustment, coping, aggression, bullying, and bystander behavior in the school context. Marlene and her husband, Noah, recently returned to Williams after serving for two years as the co-directors of the Williams Exeter Pro

  • RSVP
    Boston, MA | March 9, 2017|
    TIF Connect

    Health Care and the Innovation Economy

     A conversation about the potential opportunities and challenges for revolutionary technologies to improve the delivery of care while reducing costs. This panel will feature the insights of Yvonne Hao ’95, CEO and CFO of Pillpack; Ken Alleyne M.D. ’88, orthopaedic surgeon at Eastern Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; and Michael Greeley ’85, general partner of Flare Capital Partners.
    The power of the Williams network is legendary, because Ephs at every age and stage of their career Teach It Forward by helping one another, just as their fellow alumni have helped them. We invite you to connect with other Williams people in your field, 
    share your professional experiences and learn from theirs at Teach It Forward: Connect.

    Business casual attire recommended.

    • Yvonne Hao '95

      Yvonne grew up outside of Chicago and was the first in her family to be born in the U.S. Her Chinese parents had come to the U.S. from Taiwan to attend graduate school. Years later, when Yvonne was in high school, a friend mentioned Williams, and Yvonne soon fell in love with the idea of being part of a small, close-knit community.

      Yvonne came to Williams planning to major in English, then switched to pre-med and was accepted to Mount Sinai as part of the “Humanities in Medicine” program. Ultimately, though, she decided to double-major in economics and Asian studies. Outside the classroom, Yvonne learned about rowing from an entrymate and became a varsity rower. She served as president of the Chinese-American Students Organization, a member of the JA selection committee, and a co-leader of Phi Beta Kappa, and she founded a multicultural literary magazine and an Asian-American theater group. After graduation, she received an M.Phil degree in development economics from Cambridge University in England on a Herschel Smith Fellowship.

      She entered the business world, starting at McKinsey management consulting and moving to Honeywell, where she became general manager of a $2 billion division. In 2008, she joined Bain Capital, where she’s now an operating partner in the North American Private Equity group. In her role, she sits on the boards and works closely with the CEOs of portfolio companies such as Bombardier Recreational Products, Sensata, and Big Tex, and she has also taken on interim CEO and COO roles at D&M and Gymboree, respectively.

      Yvonne joined Williams’ Board of Trustees in 2005, and she currently chairs its Faculty & Instruction Committee. She also has been an active volunteer with her class, helping to create its leadership giving program.

      She is a Massachusetts board member for Youth Villages, a nonprofit aimed at helping children and families in need. She also serves as an independent board member for Gentherm, a publicly traded company.

      Yvonne lives in Cambridge, Mass., with her husband, Mark, and their two daughters, Audrey and Madeleine

    • Michael Greeley

      Michael is a General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Flare Capital Partners, Michael was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners where he led the firm’s healthcare investments. Current and prior board seats include BlueTarp Financial, Circulation, EndoGastric Solutions, Explorys, Functional Neuromodulation, HealthVerity, Iora Health, MicroCHIPS, Nuvesse, PolyRemedy, Predictive Biosciences, Predilytics, T2 Biosystems, TARIS Biomedical, VidSys and Welltok.

      Previously, Michael focused on emerging-growth company financings with Polaris Venture Partners, was a senior vice president and founding partner of GCC Investments, and held positions at Wasserstein Perella & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. and Credit Suisse First Boston.

      Michael currently serves as chairman of the Entrepreneurship Committee of the Massachusetts Information Collaborative and on the Investment Committee for the Partners Innovation Fund and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Michael also serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Cleveland Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as serving on several other boards including the New England Investors’ Committee of Capital Innovation. He was the former chairman of the New England Venture Capital Association and on the Executive Committee of the board of the National Venture Capital Association. Named by the Boston Globe as the “Go-To” investor for life sciences, healthcare and medical devices and a Mass High Tech All-Star, Michael earned a B.A. with honors in chemistry from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

      Michael authors a blog focused on venture capital, innovation and healthcare at www.ontheflyingbridge.com.

    • Ken Alleyne

      Kenneth R. Alleyne, MD, is board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with a focus on injury prevention and the maintenance of healthy, active lifestyles in patients from school age to active seniors.  His practice mainly focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of problems in the shoulder and knee as well as sports medicine and total knee replacement using minimally invasive and advanced arthroscopic techniques.

      He has provided medical coverage for a number of national and international sports organizations including USA Cycling, USA Boxing, Team Connecticut Baseball, and CVC Subaru Cycling Team as well as many high school athletic programs.

      He currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine, His residency training was carried out at Howard University Hospital, and he completed a sports medicine fellowship at Yale University. He spent a year at the Harvard MIT division of health sciences and technology as a research fellow working on novel biopolymers. He has published and presented in the fields of sports medicine, tissue engineering, and health information technology.  His clinical research interests surround minimally invasive surgical techniques, injury prevention, computers in medicine and cartilage and tissue repair. His belief in the importance of the maintenance of active lifestyles have allowed him to work closely with schools in designing programs to improve safe sports participation for school age athletes.

      Dr Alleyne has a strong belief in the team approach to care and often utilizes traditional and less traditional non-operative treatments to assist patients with their medical concerns.  Physical therapy, nutrition therapy, personal training, massage are all parts of the team concept used at EOSM. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, USA Track and Field, USA Cycling and US Sailing Associations. Dr Alleyne currently serves and has served on the boards of the Kingswood-Oxford School, JazzReach Inc, a national arts organization and Community Health Services of Hartford one of the largest providers of healthcare to underinsured and uninsured Connecticut residents. He is a graduate of Williams College where he was a 3-season athlete and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

      Dr. Alleyne is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an appointed Commissioner on the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity.  He is involved in a number of programs focused on mentorship and minority student access to higher education. He serves on the scientific advisory board of Soft Tissue Regeneration, is a Corporator of Rockville Bank and a medical advisor to www.knee1.com and www.shoulder1.com.

      He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their 2 children.

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    Vero Beach, FL | March 22, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Lost Art of Making Memorials

    For most of American history, memorials were sober classical objects that stated a single theme in powerful terms: the tragic dignity of the Lincoln Memorial or the heroic authority of the Washington Monument. But in the last generation, the commemorative object has given way to the therapeutic memorial, which seeks not to celebrate but to heal. In this illustrated talk, Professor Lewis will look at the significant memorials of the last generation, successful and unsuccessful, including the 9/11 Memorial in New York and the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Part of the Distinguished Professor series at the Vero Beach Museum of Art
    Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
    Vero Beach Museum of Art
    3001 Riverside Park Drive
    Vero Beach, FL 32963
    $15 for museum members
    $35 for non-members

    • Michael Lewis

      Michael J. Lewis is Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art at Williams College.  He teaches American art and architecture, and also specializes in the history of German architecture.  His books include The Politics of the German Gothic Revival (1993), Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind (2001), and American Art and Architecture (2006).  He writes extensively on art and culture, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Commentary.  Lewis studied at Haverford College and at the University of Hannover, Germany; he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Watch videos from past events

  • 1:21

    Teach It Forward

    Teach It Forward

    A showcase of sights and sounds from The Campaign for Williams weekend kickoff event in Williamstown, Oct. 2 and 3, 2015.
    A showcase of sights and sounds from The Campaign for Williams weekend kickoff event in Williamstown, Oct. 2 and 3, 2015.
  • 58:06

    TIF Talks - What Difference Will We Make? A panel discussion

    TIF Talks - What Difference Will We Make? A panel discussion

    A panel discussion on Oct. 3, 2015 featuring: President Adam Falk; Denise Buell, dean of faculty and professor of religion; Edan Dekel, professor and chair of classics and jewish studies; and Protik Majumder, physics professor and director of the Science Center. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A panel discussion on Oct. 3, 2015 featuring: President Adam Falk; Denise Buell, dean of faculty and professor of religion; Edan Dekel, professor and chair of classics and jewish studies; and Protik Majumder, physics professor and director of the Science Center. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 4:25

    Intellectual Capital, Cultural Entrepreneurialism: Williams and MASS MoCA

    Intellectual Capital, Cultural Entrepreneurialism: Williams and MASS MoCA

    The birth of MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) as an arts incubator and economic engine for North Adams and the Berkshires is at its core a story of creativity, collaboration, and the power of the liberal arts. Photograph of Thomas Krens used with permission of the photographer: David Heald©SRGF, NY
    The birth of MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) as an arts incubator and economic engine for North Adams and the Berkshires is at its core a story of creativity, collaboration, and the power of the liberal arts. Photograph of Thomas Krens used with permission of the photographer: David Heald©SRGF, NY
  • 19:37

    TIF Talks - A Holocaust Diary, from Alsace to Washington

    TIF Talks - A Holocaust Diary, from Alsace to Washington

    A presentation by Alexandra Garbarini ’94, associate professor of history, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Alexandra Garbarini ’94, associate professor of history, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 14:57

    TIF Talks - Aaron Neville's Voice

    TIF Talks - Aaron Neville's Voice

    A presentation by D.L. Smith, John W. Chandler Professor of English, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Photos provided by Getty Images
    A presentation by D.L. Smith, John W. Chandler Professor of English, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Photos provided by Getty Images
  • 18:54

    TIF Talks - Shining Light on the Neuroscience of Hunger

    TIF Talks - Shining Light on the Neuroscience of Hunger

    A presentation by Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Animations: Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT Media Lab
    A presentation by Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Animations: Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT Media Lab
  • 2:53

    The Arts at Williams, Williams in the Arts: Outsized Impact

    The Arts at Williams, Williams in the Arts: Outsized Impact

    A rich tapestry of opportunities to study visual and performing arts, nurtured by creative collaboration and close mentorship of faculty with students, has helped propel Williams alumni to influential roles in the arts world, shaping the consideration and creation of art today. Permission to use photographs provided by Jill Orschel – photographer: Greg Pliska Abby Dobson – copyright holder: Abby Dobson Lane Faison, Bill Pierson, Whitney Stoddard – William College Archives and Special Collections Julia Foulkes – photographer: Matthew Swanson Thomas Krens – photographer: David Heald©SRGF, NY Stacy Shiff – Publisher: Hachette Book Group Ethan Zuckerman – copyright holder: Ethan Zuckerman Photos provided by Getty Images Glenn Lowry: Photo by Bloomberg Claudia Rankine: Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha John Sayles: Photo by Carlos Alvarez Stephen Sondheim: Photo by Fred R. Conrad Leehom Wang: Photo by ChinaFotoPress
    A rich tapestry of opportunities to study visual and performing arts, nurtured by creative collaboration and close mentorship of faculty with students, has helped propel Williams alumni to influential roles in the arts world, shaping the consideration and creation of art today. Permission to use photographs provided by Jill Orschel – photographer: Greg Pliska Abby Dobson – copyright holder: Abby Dobson Lane Faison, Bill Pierson, Whitney Stoddard – William College Archives and Special Collections Julia Foulkes – photographer: Matthew Swanson Thomas Krens – photographer: David Heald©SRGF, NY Stacy Shiff – Publisher: Hachette Book Group Ethan Zuckerman – copyright holder: Ethan Zuckerman Photos provided by Getty Images Glenn Lowry: Photo by Bloomberg Claudia Rankine: Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha John Sayles: Photo by Carlos Alvarez Stephen Sondheim: Photo by Fred R. Conrad Leehom Wang: Photo by ChinaFotoPress
  • 16:29

    TIF Talks - Rethinking Narrative: From the Personal to the Professional to the Princess

    TIF Talks - Rethinking Narrative: From the Personal to the Professional to the Princess

    A presentation by Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94, Academy Award-winning songwriter and producer, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94, Academy Award-winning songwriter and producer, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 16:26

    TIF Talks - Re-envisioning the Art Museum

    TIF Talks - Re-envisioning the Art Museum

    A presentation by Michael Govan ’85, Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Michael Govan ’85, Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 13:03

    TIF Talks - Sonambulo: A Narrative of Storms

    TIF Talks - Sonambulo: A Narrative of Storms

    A presentation by MacArthur Foundation and Guggenheim Fellow Inigo Manglano-Ovalle ’83, professor of art theory at Northwestern University, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by MacArthur Foundation and Guggenheim Fellow Inigo Manglano-Ovalle ’83, professor of art theory at Northwestern University, at The New York Public Library on Oct. 25, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 2:43

    The Future of Health: Williams’ Role

    The Future of Health: Williams’ Role

    An extraordinary array of alumni throughout public health and medicine who were shaped by Williams’ interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to the liberal arts today are advancing knowledge and exploring questions, issues, and innovations that will help shape the future of health.
    An extraordinary array of alumni throughout public health and medicine who were shaped by Williams’ interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to the liberal arts today are advancing knowledge and exploring questions, issues, and innovations that will help shape the future of health.
  • 13:43

    TIF Talks - From Drapetomania to PTSD: The Socio-Cultural Context of Mental Disorders

    TIF Talks - From Drapetomania to PTSD: The Socio-Cultural Context of Mental Disorders

    A presentation by psychologist and U.S. Army veteran Katherine Sharpe Jones ’79 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by psychologist and U.S. Army veteran Katherine Sharpe Jones ’79 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 15:09

    TIF Talks - A Peer to Peer Perspective

    TIF Talks - A Peer to Peer Perspective

    A presentation by Mitchell Besser ’76, founder of mothers2mothers and founder and executive director of AgeWell Global, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Mitchell Besser ’76, founder of mothers2mothers and founder and executive director of AgeWell Global, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 14:20

    TIF Talks - Transforming Medical Education

    TIF Talks - Transforming Medical Education

    A presentation by Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Toby Cosgrove ’62 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Toby Cosgrove ’62 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 5, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 3:20

    Ephs in Education: Influential Innovation

    Ephs in Education: Influential Innovation

    Through experiences inside the classroom and out, Williams students develop an intellectual framework for understanding the problems and opportunities in education, and as alumni they create communities of educators who have a meaningful impact.
    Through experiences inside the classroom and out, Williams students develop an intellectual framework for understanding the problems and opportunities in education, and as alumni they create communities of educators who have a meaningful impact.
  • 13:15

    TIF Talks - A Liberal Arts Perspective on Common Core

    TIF Talks - A Liberal Arts Perspective on Common Core

    A presentation by Jason Zimba ’91, co-founder of Student Achievement Partners, at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Jason Zimba ’91, co-founder of Student Achievement Partners, at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 15:17

    TIF Talks - Trying to (Hold) Open the Doors to Higher Education

    TIF Talks - Trying to (Hold) Open the Doors to Higher Education

    A presentation by Anna Waring ’78, executive director of the Foundation for a College Education, at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Anna Waring ’78, executive director of the Foundation for a College Education, at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 23:30

    TIF Talks - K-12 Education in America: Management Matters!

    TIF Talks - K-12 Education in America: Management Matters!

    A presentation by Bill Ouchi ’65, author of "Making Schools Work" and "The Secret of TSL: The Revolutionary Discovery That Raises School Performance," at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Bill Ouchi ’65, author of "Making Schools Work" and "The Secret of TSL: The Revolutionary Discovery That Raises School Performance," at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 3:00

    Science and Technology: Ideas and Inquiry

    Science and Technology: Ideas and Inquiry

    Curriculum, community, and opportunity combine to position Williams students for influential roles in academia, industry, and beyond, and as alumni in the world, they're asking the big questions in science and technology and fueling innovation and entrepreneurship.
    Curriculum, community, and opportunity combine to position Williams students for influential roles in academia, industry, and beyond, and as alumni in the world, they're asking the big questions in science and technology and fueling innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • 15:51

    TIF Talks - Star Wars and Other Policy Fantasies

    TIF Talks - Star Wars and Other Policy Fantasies

    A presentation by MIT's Lester Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Physics Daniel Kleppner ’53 at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco on Feb. 20, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by MIT's Lester Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Physics Daniel Kleppner ’53 at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco on Feb. 20, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 45:52

    The Future of Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Steve Case '80 and Adam Falk

    The Future of Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Steve Case '80 and Adam Falk

    Steve Case ’80, co-founder of AOL and author of "The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future," and Williams College President Adam Falk discussed technology, entrepreneurship, and the future of the Internet before an audience of alumni and friends at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco on Feb. 20, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    Steve Case ’80, co-founder of AOL and author of "The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future," and Williams College President Adam Falk discussed technology, entrepreneurship, and the future of the Internet before an audience of alumni and friends at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco on Feb. 20, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 3:16

    Justice, Inclusion, and Equity: Changing Williams, Changing the World

    Justice, Inclusion, and Equity: Changing Williams, Changing the World

    Students who come to Williams don't just join the community, they advance it, and they become alumni who are inspired by the experience--and equipped with the knowledge and tools they'll need--to make a difference improving the world beyond Williams.
    Students who come to Williams don't just join the community, they advance it, and they become alumni who are inspired by the experience--and equipped with the knowledge and tools they'll need--to make a difference improving the world beyond Williams.
  • 22:09

    TIF Talks - Claiming Full Citizenship: The Maturing of Black Student Protest

    TIF Talks - Claiming Full Citizenship: The Maturing of Black Student Protest

    A presentation by Williams College trustee Clarence Otis ’77, former CEO of Darden Restaurants, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on March 19, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Williams College trustee Clarence Otis ’77, former CEO of Darden Restaurants, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on March 19, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 23:26

    TIF Talks - Learning to Ask, Learning to Tell: On Being Purple and Gay

    TIF Talks - Learning to Ask, Learning to Tell: On Being Purple and Gay

    A presentation by Gene Falk ’75, CEO of PointB Advisors | DGB, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on March 19, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Gene Falk ’75, CEO of PointB Advisors | DGB, at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on March 19, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 3:32

    Ephs and the Earth: Building a Livable Future

    Ephs and the Earth: Building a Livable Future

    Williams students are passionate about the urgent need to create a livable future; equipped with four years of hands-on experiences and an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, they leave Williams as alumni who are not just problem solvers, but also critical thinkers, and they're rethinking the issue of climate change and reconsidering our relationship to the natural world in ways that will improve lives and sustain the planet.
    Williams students are passionate about the urgent need to create a livable future; equipped with four years of hands-on experiences and an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, they leave Williams as alumni who are not just problem solvers, but also critical thinkers, and they're rethinking the issue of climate change and reconsidering our relationship to the natural world in ways that will improve lives and sustain the planet.
  • 14:31

    TIF Talks - How to Save the World – and Save Yourself, Too

    TIF Talks - How to Save the World – and Save Yourself, Too

    A presentation by Mark Tercek ’79, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Mark Tercek ’79, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 14:51

    TIF Talks - Is the U.S. Military Really Going Green?

    TIF Talks - Is the U.S. Military Really Going Green?

    A presentation by Sharon Burke ’88, senior advisor, New America, speaking at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Sharon Burke ’88, senior advisor, New America, speaking at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 17:29

    TIF Talks - The Paris Climate Agreement: Truly Transformational?

    TIF Talks - The Paris Climate Agreement: Truly Transformational?

    A presentation by Bill Moomaw ’59, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at The Tufts University Fletcher School, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Bill Moomaw ’59, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at The Tufts University Fletcher School, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 3:52

    Eph Currency: Bold Ideas, Global Impact

    Eph Currency: Bold Ideas, Global Impact

    Through tutorials, seminars, close faculty mentorship, and the real-world relevance of the Center for Development Economics, a Williams education prepares students to lead in the global economy.
    Through tutorials, seminars, close faculty mentorship, and the real-world relevance of the Center for Development Economics, a Williams education prepares students to lead in the global economy.
  • 15:16

    TIF Talks - Household Saving and the Lure of Gold

    TIF Talks - Household Saving and the Lure of Gold

    A presentation by Tarun Ramadorai ’96, professor of financial economics at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, at The Royal Institute of British Architects on June 25, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Tarun Ramadorai ’96, professor of financial economics at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, at The Royal Institute of British Architects on June 25, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 11:07

    TIF Talks - Why Development Needs Luxury

    TIF Talks - Why Development Needs Luxury

    A presentation by Turquoise Mountain CEO Shoshana Clark Stewart ’02 at The Royal Institute of British Architects on June 25, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Turquoise Mountain CEO Shoshana Clark Stewart ’02 at The Royal Institute of British Architects on June 25, 2016. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.