Events

Teach It Forward: Connect events 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 let Ephs return to the classroom with faculty members speaking on topics directly related to their teaching.  Upcoming events are listed below and new ones are added regularly so please check back.

Scroll down for video presentations from the first year of Teach It Forward These major launch events in seven cities featured talks by and conversations with notable alumni.

Events

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    Atlanta, GA | March 29, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist

    In his 2016 book, The Making of a Racist, one of America’s most respected historians of the South, Charles Dew ’58, shares the story of his childhood, growing up in the Jim Crow South. Readers learn how “natural” racial prejudice came to his otherwise loving, close family, and how his consciousness and conscience were raised over the course of his four years as a student at Williams. During his presentation, Prof. Dew will describe what family and community life was like in Southern culture, and how his view of African Americans was shaped by these powerful & highly consequential influences.

    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Buffet dinner beginning at 7:00
    Presentation at 8:00


    Mary Mac’s Tea Room
    224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA

    $15 for Williams alumni, parents, and guests, includes buffet dinner

    Cash bar

    • Charles Dew '58

      Charles B. Dew is Ephraim Williams Professor of American History at Williams College and the author of the Fletcher Pratt Award-winning Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (Virginia) and Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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    Los Angeles, CA | March 29, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking

    Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, will discuss food studies at Williams and lead participants through a guided tasting of food and drink from her new cookbook, Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking.


    The home of Jeff ’82 and Maria Harleston
    314 S. Muirfield Rd
    Los Angeles, CA 90020

    • Darra Goldstein

      Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. She has published widely on literature, culture, art, and cuisine and has organized several exhibitions. In addition to serving as Editor in Chief of the James Beard-nominated Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, she is the author of five award-winning cookbooks, including Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking.

      Goldstein has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity, and was editor for Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue. She has also consulted for the Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants in New York City and was the national spokesperson for Stolichnaya vodka when it was first introduced to the US. In 2013 she served as Distinguished Fellow in Food Studies at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, and in 2016 was a Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Goldstein is currently Series Editor of California Studies in Food and Culture (University of California Press). Most recently, she was named Editor in Chief of CURED, a new magazine that launched in October 2016 from Zero Point Zero Production, the company behind the PBS television series Mind of a Chef.

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    San Diego, CA | March 30, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking

    Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, will discuss food studies at Williams and lead participants through a guided tasting of food and drink from her new cookbook, Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking.

    Co-mmunity
    1228 Cleveland Ave
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92103
    $10 for Williams Alumni (classes ’06 and older), parents, and guests
    No charge for young alumni (classes ’07-’16)

    • Darra Goldstein

      Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. She has published widely on literature, culture, art, and cuisine and has organized several exhibitions. In addition to serving as Editor in Chief of the James Beard-nominated Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, she is the author of five award-winning cookbooks, including Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking.

      Goldstein has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity, and was editor for Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue. She has also consulted for the Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants in New York City and was the national spokesperson for Stolichnaya vodka when it was first introduced to the US. In 2013 she served as Distinguished Fellow in Food Studies at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, and in 2016 was a Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Goldstein is currently Series Editor of California Studies in Food and Culture (University of California Press). Most recently, she was named Editor in Chief of CURED, a new magazine that launched in October 2016 from Zero Point Zero Production, the company behind the PBS television series Mind of a Chef.

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    Baltimore, MD | April 5, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Freedom in the Age of Trump

     

    Professor Neil Roberts examines different conceptions of freedom and the model of freedom advanced in his award-winning book Freedom as Marronage. Roberts will consider the implications of this discussion for the meaning of freedom in the Age of Trump.

     

    Cathedral of the Incarnation
    Peabody Room
    4 E. University Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD
    There is no charge for this event
    Light fare and beverages provided

    • Neil Roberts

      Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science and Religion, joined the Williams College faculty in 2008 after receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Chicago and completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests focus on political theory, and his present writings deal with articulations of the concept of freedom in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Roberts is author of the award-winning Freedom as Marronage (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and the collaborative work Journeys in Caribbean Thought (2016). He is presently completing A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass. Roberts is President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. For more biographical information, consult his personal website.

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    New Britain, CT | April 5, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Tour of Vistas del Sur

    Vistas del Sur: 
Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection is currently on exhibition at The New Britain Museum of American Art. Vistas del Sur features more than 150 rarely seen paintings, photographs, works on paper, and books dating from 1638 to 1887, that trace the evolution of Latin American landscapes by artists from Europe and the Americas. The museum will stay open after hours for a private tour of the exhibition.

    The reception is generously hosted by New Britain Museum of Art Director Min Jung Kim, in honor of Save the Last Dance, the new novel by Eva Grudin and co-author Eric Josephs.

    • Eva Grudin

      Eva Grudin taught in the art dept. at Williams for over forty years. She retired in 2014, and, changed course, taking up fiction writing. Her debut novel, Save the Last Dance, is about two teenage sweethearts who reunite after 50 years apart. It is co-authored with Eric Josephs, who will also be at the reception. This book is a work of fiction, an epistolary novel, all in email and texts, among 6 people caught up in tumult of this reunion. Sweet reminiscences and flights of fancy give way to the distress the couple’s reconnection causes others.

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    London, England | April 6, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Should the Goal of the College be "The Search for the Truth?"

    The mission statement for all colleges and universities should be “A Search for Truth.”

    For some, this is controversial. To others (including the speaker) this is obvious. Why the conflict? Tom Garrity and Satyan Devadoss are attempting to use mathematics developed in the last hundred years to inform the statement “the search for truth.”  During this talk, there is no math needed – Tom wants then to hear what you think. As Williams alumni, now having experience in the world, you have a perspective that can help Satyan and Tom in their own personal search for truth.


    The Landsdowne Club
    9 Fitzmaurice Pl
    Mayfair, London

    Smart business attire, jacket required.

    There is no charge for this event
    Complimentary light fare and beverages will be provided

    • Tom Garrity

      Tom Garrity joined the Williams faculty in 1989 after receiving his B.A. and B.S. from the University of Texas, his Ph.D. from Brown University and a post-doctoral appointment at Rice University. His research focuses on algebraic and differential geometry and, currently, in number theory. At Williams, Garrity teaches many different courses, including multivariable calculus, Fourier analysis, number theory, Galois theory, and algebraic geometry. He also for many years led the campus-wide mentoring program for new faculty. He has written three books: All the Mathematics You Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School), Algebraic Geometry: A Problem Solving Course (leading a team of 12 other mathematicians) and Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians: A Guided Path from Maxwell’s Equations to Yang-Mills, and has written a number of research papers. Among his awards and honors is the national Haimo Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is really enjoying his sabbatical in Paris, where he is learning a lot of new mathematics.

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    Washington, DC | April 6, 2017|
    TIF Engage

    Freedom in the Age of Trump

     

    Professor Neil Roberts examines different conceptions of freedom and the model of freedom advanced in his award-winning book Freedom as Marronage. Roberts will consider the implications of this discussion for the meaning of freedom in the Age of Trump.

     

    The Offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004

    There is no charge for this event
    Light fare and beverages provided

    The evening will also serve as the Annual Meeting for the DC Regional Association, with a review of upcoming events and activities. In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, voluntary dues to support our events are requested. Suggested amounts are $20 for classes ’12-’16, and $40 for classes before 2012. Dues can be paid upon registration for this event.

    • Neil Roberts

      Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science and Religion, joined the Williams College faculty in 2008 after receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Chicago and completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests focus on political theory, and his present writings deal with articulations of the concept of freedom in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Roberts is author of the award-winning Freedom as Marronage (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and the collaborative work Journeys in Caribbean Thought (2016). He is presently completing A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass. Roberts is President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. For more biographical information, consult his personal website.

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    Portland, OR | April 30, 2017|
    TIF Connect

    Confronting Climate Change

    A conversation with Ralph Bradburd and Spencer Beebe ’68 about the challenges of climate change featuring the Spencer’s innovative and visionary work in conservation and economic development.

    The discussion will be followed by a chance for networking with other regional Ephs working in environmental fields.

    The power of 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.

    Ecotrust
    721 NW 9th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97209

     

    Event Schedule

    • 3:30
      3:30
      Registration
    • 4:00
      4:00
      Conversation with Ralph and Spencer
    • 5:15
      5:15
      Networking Reception
    • Ralph Bradburd

      Professor of Economics, David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy, and Chair of Environmental Studies Program  Ralph Bradburd has been at Williams College since 1976. His field of academic specialization is applied microeconomics. He has served as a consultant for international organizations such as the World Bank and USAID, and for U.S. government agencies such as HHS and the Office of Technology Assessment, and for the non-profit Robin Hood Foundation.  In recent years, his work has focused on how to make philanthropy more effective. His Book, Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving, co-authored with Michael Weinstein, was published by Columbia University Press in 2014.

    • Spencer Beebe '68

      Founder and Executive Chair of Ecotrust Spencer Beebe, is a native Oregonian, who has devoted his professional career to building organizational capacity and exploring new strategies for conservation.  He has played a key role in over 30 organizations from Alaska to Bolivia, helping pioneer innovative approaches such as debt for nature swaps in developing tropical forest countries and the world’s first environmental bank in the Pacific Northwest.  After running the Nature Conservancy’s international program, he co-founded Conservation International in 1987. In 1991, he founded Ecotrust, whose many innovations include joining with Shorebank of Chicago to start the environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, building Portland, Oregon’s first certified green building, and creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and children’s health, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve communities’ and governments’ social, economic, and environmental decision-making.  Over nearly 20 years, Ecotrust has converted $80 million in grants into more than $800 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California.

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.
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    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.