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The HWS Update

A lecture series created to spur students to enter into conversations on tough issues will open with a talk from Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens that will be moderated by Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes Correspondent and HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker. The Stern Family Forum, generously funded by Honorary Trustee Herbert J. Stern ’58,

Stephanie Kelton will speak on campus about the myth of deficits.   Stephanie Kelton, a leading expert on modern monetary theory, a senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and an economics and public policy professor at Stony Brook University, will present on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Albright Auditorium.  

Current and former U.S. Congressional Representatives, including HWS alums, joined members of the campus community for a panel discussion on careers in the nation’s capital. During this year’s Day on the Hill program, students engaged with three long-time Congressmen on topics such as climate change, foreign policy and bipartisanship — as well as advice on

Jamey Mulligan ’07 has been selected as a judge for the $100 million XPRIZE for carbon removal, a global competition designed to fight climate change by rebalancing the Earth’s carbon cycle. A senior scientist at Amazon, Jamey Mulligan ’07 is serving on a panel of 12 judges for the four-year XPRIZE competition for carbon removal,

Stephanie Wells ’10 is exploring new ways to treat PTSD, understand why patients drop out of treatment, and how to increase engagement in PTSD treatment. Stephanie Wells ’10 is on the cutting edge of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research, she says, thanks in no small measure to the HWS Department of Psychological Science that prepared

This Founder’s Day celebrate the William Smith legacy of preparing women to make a difference. Join the William Smith Dean’s Office, William Smith Congress and the William Smith Alumnae Association to commemorate Founder’s Day, one of the oldest campus traditions. This year, HWS also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the HWS chapter of the Public

Diplomacy is only as productive as each party’s capacity to listen. This principle, which Mustafa Sayed ’11 absorbed from mentors around the globe, serves as a model for his work as executive director of the Pakistan-China Institute. Based in Islamabad, Sayed heads the think tank’s efforts to promote dialogue among Pakistan, China and neighboring countries. By informing

At Closed Loop Systems, cofounder and CEO Jacob Fox ’16 is turning organic waste into a regenerative solution. “Not many people know this but we have degraded over 60 percent of our global topsoil and there are not a lot of ways of replenishing that,” says Jacob Fox ’16. “Soil provides so many ecosystem services

Kayla Liszewski ’21 begins a Master of Public Health program at the University of Buffalo. Kayla Liszewski ’21 will soon begin her Master’s of Public Health at the University of Buffalo. At HWS, she graduated summa cum laude in sociology while also earning a minor in public policy studies with a concentration in healthcare, cultivating

Graduating magna cum laude in biology with a minor in economics, Amelia Smith ’21 has landed an internship with the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, where she hopes to affect environmental policy on Capitol Hill.