WATERVILLE — Colby College recently announced the following February events that are free and open to the public:

* Elijah Parish Lovejoy Visiting Fellow in Journalism will feature photojournalist Andrea Bruce at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 122, Diamond Building.

Bruce, a freelance photojournalist who has worked in the Middle East for nearly a decade, will narrate a viewing and discussion of photos she has taken while in Afghanistan and Iraq and while covering the Arab Spring political upheaval.

For more information, call Barbara Spangle at 859-5319, or email [email protected]

* “Crystal Night: A Lesson for Our Times,” will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Pugh Center, Cotter Union.

Educator David O. Solmitz shares his father’s story about surviving the Holocaust and what others can learn from that time and behavior. Discussion will focus on warning signs of genocide and will engage those who attend in a thought-provoking discussion.

For more information, call 859-4250, or email [email protected]

* A talk “Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing: Problems and Prospects” with Professor Emeritus Thomas Tietenberg is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 1, Olin Science Center.

Tietenberg will discuss the scientific and economic cases for action on climate change and the current political situation, both domestic and global. He will explore the potential role for carbon pricing (emissions trading and/or carbon taxes) by reviewing how well existing programs work and what their evolution over time suggests for their future.

For more information, call 859-5356, or email [email protected]

* International Lawyering for the U.S. Government in an Era of Smart Power will be the topic at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

Harold Koh, legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will deliver the sixth George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture.

For more information, call 859-5319, or email [email protected]

* “The Kemba Smith Story” will be featured at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Pugh Center, Cotter Union.

At 24, Smith pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine for her boyfriend’s drug activities. Smith, seven months pregnant at the time, with no criminal record when she was sentenced to 24.5 years in prison with no possibility of parole.

For more information, call 859-4250, or email [email protected]


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