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Eqbal Ahmad Annual Lecture Series

Eqbal AhmadHistory of the Lecture Series
The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Read full bio »

Professor Ahmad’s faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work.

16th Annual Lecture
Hampshire College invited the public to the 16th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture on October 31. The featured speaker was civil rights expert Kimberlé Crenshaw. The lecture was free and open to the public.

Previous Eqbal Ahmad Lecturers include Kofi Annan, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Seymour Hersh, and Tariq Ali.

Archive of Previous
Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lectures:

Michelle AlexanderCivil rights lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander--author of The New Jim Crow--delivered the 15th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture, a talk entitled, "Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
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Paul AmarThe speakers for the 14th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture were international security studies scholar Paul Amar, as well as Egyptian activists Mozn Hassan and Kholoud Saber.
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Amira HassThe speakers for the 13th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture were prominent Israeli journalist and author Amira Hass, and Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford lecturer and a former PLO representative at the United Nations. Watch video >>

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