Insights on India is the topic for six Wednesday evening lectures planned at UW-Washington County this fall. The Community Lecture Series begins Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm with a lecture by Dr. Joel Rodney, Chancellor Emeritus at Penn State University in York and a former dean at UW-Washington County. Dr. Rodney will speak on the Significance of Education in India and offer a comparison of the educational structure in India versus the United States.
All of the fall lectures are on Wednesday evenings in room 201 and are approximately one hour in length, followed by question and answer. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. The popular lecture series welcomes area adults as well as high school and college students.
The first lecture in the series is presented by The Friends of Matt Zillig and includes a social afterwards with India food samples and an artwork display in the gallery from UW-Milwaukee Art Professor, Narendra Patel. The display includes sculptures by Patel as well as collectibles from India.
The remaining lectures in the series include:
September 26: Ayurveda Medicine, with speaker Amanda Lyons of the Kanyakumari Center in Milwaukee. Discussion of principles of Ayurveda medicine, yoga as well as the healing philosophy of treating the whole person.
October 3: Gandhian Tactics: Then & Now with speaker Dr. Joseph Elder of UW-Madison’s Department of Sociology. Discussion of the continuing relevance of tactics in today’s world.
October 10: Politics and Religion with Dr. Jayant Anand of UW-Barron County’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Dr. Anand will discuss the meaning of secularism in India.
October 17: Science and Technology with Dr. Aseem Ansari of UW-Madison’s Department of Bio-Chemistry and Founding Director of Khorana Program. Dr. Ansari will discuss the scientific cooperation and exchange between India and the U.S.
October 24: Doing Business in India with speaker Pradeep Nedungadi, Partner with Visthar, LLC in Milwaukee. Nedungadi will discuss the huge opportunities as well as the frustrating challenges and market opportunities for Wisconsin firms.
The purpose of the lecture series is to provide fundamental information and a better understanding of a topic, which is chosen each year by the UW-WC Lectures Committee. Members of the Lectures Committee for the 2012/13 series included Dan Anhalt (Continuing Education), Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (Chemistry), Sue Bausch (University Relations), Dr. Sandi Brunette-Hill (Sociology), Dr. Chris Hays (Anthropology), Dr. Don Muth (community representative) and SGA student representatives, Peter Nennig and Derick Scherr.
UW-Washington County is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend (exit Hwy. 33 East). Use the main entrance and follow the interior directional signs. Free parking is available.
More information is available on the campus website at washington.uwc.edu.