Lecture Series

IranFocus on Iran
Community Lecture Series  

FALL 2016    September 21 - November 2
A series of six one-hour lectures plus related events
Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in Room 201*
*First lecture is in the theatre.

No registration is required.  Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.

Tentative Schedule:

Sep. 21: The History of Iran

Speaker: Dr. Robert Kramer, St. Norbert's College, History Dept. 
*This lecture takes place in the campus theatre. This lecture and social that immediately follows is sponsored by the Friends of Matt Zillig (see information below).

Sep. 28: Iranian Art and Culture

Speaker: Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Artist 

Oct. 5: Iranian Underground Cinema

Speaker: Hamidreza Nassiri, UW-Madison, Communication Arts Department

Oct. 12: Iranian Nuclear Deal - How is it Faring?

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kydd, UW-Madison, Political Science Dept.

Oct. 19: Islam Faith

Speaker: Othman M. Atta, Executive Director, Islamic Center, Milwaukee.

Oct. 26: Overview of OPEC

Speaker: John Hall, Chairman, Alfa Energy, London

Nov. 2: Film - Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Panahi poses as a taxi driver to produce this film that reveals the social challenges in Iran. (82 minutes)

 

 

 Focus on Germany - Fall 2015
Use links below to view these lectures.

 
September 23: German Educational System

Speaker: Consul General, Herbert Quelle, German Council, Chicago
LINK TO RECORDED 9/23/15 LECTURE

September 30: Germany's Use of Wind Energy & Energiewende
Speaker: David Haynes, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Room 228
LINK TO RECORDED 9/30/15 LECTURE

October 7: Doing Business in Germany  Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Stanley Pfrang, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Speakers:
Matthew Alagna, Thomas Magnete GmbH and Steve Beaver, Jeneil Biotech, Saukville
LINK TO RECORDED 10/7/15 LECTURE

October 14: Gesundheit! Germany's Healthcare

Speaker:  Joerg Kramer, Former Representative of Deutsche Beamten Kasse
LINK TO RECORDED 10/15/15 LECTURE

October 21: German Nationalism

Speaker:  Dr. Rudy J. Koshar, UW-Madison
LINK TO RECORDED 10/21/15 LECTURE

October 28: German Art

Speaker: Graeme Reid, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art
LINK TO RECORDED 10/28/15 LECTURE

November 4: Pre-War Germany and Hollywood
Speaker: Dr. Chris Yogerst, Assistant Professor, UW-Washington County
LINK TO RECORDED 11/4/15 LECTURE

 

 

Sponsorship

 

Matt ZilligThe first lecture in the series is in memory of Matt Zillig (pictured left). When Matt passed away in 2008, his friends created a memorial fund to promote Matt's commitment to the idea of global citizenship. The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor the first lecture as well as a social immediately following
the first lecture that features Middle Eastern food samples.

Student fees also support the community lecture series.