members of the Westminster community are welcome to take part in a
variety of lectures on campus. These lectures cover current issues in a
variety of fields. From the Diversity Series to lectures in business and the history and philosophy of religion there is something of interest for all.
Kim T. Adamson Lecture on International Studies
the world is becoming increasingly globalized, this annual lecture is
designed to help people reflect on challenging international issues.The
lecturers are drawn from a pool of scholars, writers, and thinkers with
national and international reputations, without regard to ethnic,
religious, or ideological considerations. Each annual lecturer delivers
a public lecture and conducts seminars.
The annual lecture is
funded through the proceeds of the Kim T. Adamson Endowment, a gift
from Kim T. Adamson, alumna and long-time friend and supporter of
Reporting on Terrorism from the Frontlines: Perceptions vs. Realities
November 8, 2004
Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
Policy and National Security Correspondent for USA Today, Steven
Komarow, will share his insights on Iraq, terrorism, the role of the
press, and the 2004 presidential election at a public lecture. His
lecture will be illustrated by remarkable photos that he took in
Komarow's specialty is reporting on terrorism and
from hostile environments and he is, indeed, well schooled in both.
Most recently he has been in Baghdad covering the formation of the new
government, the capture and trial of Saddam Hussein, and the
reconstruction. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was an embedded
reporter with Lieutenant General William S. Wallace, Army Group
Commander. Since September 11, 2001, he has reported from Europe,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Yemen, Djibouti, and the Persian
Gulf states. Before that, he accompanied ground troops into action in
Bosnia, Kosovo, and Haiti.
Komarow's views on the U. S.
political system stem from his extensive experience in that arena as
well. For almost a decade, Komarow was a congressional correspondent
for the Associated Press, serving as its chief congressional
correspondent from 1989-93. He traveled with Vice-presidential
candidate, Lloyd Bentsen, covering the 1988 election campaign; then in
1992, he covered the campaign of then-candidate Bill Clinton.
us for Komarow's riveting presentation followed by a question and
answer session. For more information about the Kim T. Adamson Lecture
Series, contact Professor Richard Badenhausen at (801) 832-2460 or
visit the Honors site.
Westminster Tanner-McMurrin Lecture on the History and Philosophy of Religion
lecture brings notable scholars in history and philosophy of religion
to the college.The lecturers are appointed based on the national and
international recognition of their scholarly achievements without
regard to ethnic, religious, or ideological considerations.The lectures
and seminars cover basic issues in religious thought and practice.
lectureship is funded in perpetuity by an endowment gift from Grace
Adams Tanner and the late Dr. Obert Clark Tanner, professor emeritus of
philosophy at the University of Utah.
The lectureship is also
named in honor of the late Dr. Sterling McMurrin, who was the E. E.
Eriksen distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Utah and
a former United States Commissioner of Education. Dr. McMurrin was a
trustee of Westminster College and a former colleague of Dr. Tanner.
Can We Succeed in Iraq? The 7,000-Year Perspective
October 26, 2004
happy to announce that Edwin Black is coming to campus to investigate
the question: "Can We Succeed in Iraq? The 7,000-year perspective."
Black is a noted journalist and author who has been nominated for the
Pulitzer Prize 8 times. His new book is "Banking on Baghdad: Inside
Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict."
For more information on Mr. Black, log onto www.bankingonbaghdad.com
For more information regarding the Tanner-McMurrin Lecture Series, call Dr. Michael Popich at 832-2411.
Weldon J. Taylor Executive Lecture Series
Weldon J. Taylor Executive Lecture Series is a learning-lecture
experience that features distinguished speakers who consult with local
business leaders and students enrolled in Westminster College's
graduate and undergraduate business programs. Those invited to lecture
represent excellence in sectors such as business, government,
education, community service, and the arts. The series is sponsored in
part by American Express, the Associated Students of Westminster
College, and the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business.
For information, call 832-2602.
The Transformation of our Healthcare and Education Systems: Can We Make
Them Better, Less Expensive, and More Convenient?"
Friday, November 12, 2004
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
Clayton Christensen, D.B.A., Professor of Business Administration at Harvard
Business School, will speak on ’ÄúThe Transformation of our Healthcare and
Education Systems: Can We Make Them Better, Less Expensive, and More Convenient?’Äù
Generally the forces that bring us higher quality, more affordable and accessible
products and services are not the leading firms in their industries. Dr. Christensen
examines how these forces could make healthcare and education higher in quality,
lower in cost, and more
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration
at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology &
Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. His research and
teaching interests center on the management issues related to the development
and commercialization of technological and business model innovation. Specific
areas of focus include developing organizational capabilities and finding new
markets for new technologies.
Professor Christensen became a faculty member at the Harvard Business School
in 1992. He taught courses in Technology and Operations Management, General
Management, and Operations Strategy. He then developed a course called Managing
Innovation. Professor Christensen currently teaches an elective course he designed
called Building a Sustainably Successful Enterprise, which teaches managers
how to build and manage an enduring, successful company or transform an existing
Professor Christensen is the author of the bestselling books The Innovators
Dilemma (1997), which received the Global Business Book Award for the best
business book published in 1997, and The Innovator's Solution (2003).
His forthcoming book, Seeing What's Next, will be published in fall 2004.
In addition, he edited two casebooks on Innovation: Innovation and the General
Manager (1999) and Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation.