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2017 Community Lecture Series  

FALL 2017: September 20 - October 25, 2017
A series of six one-hour lectures plus related events
No registration is required.  Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.

 

Lecture Schedule

Sep. 20: History of England
Speaker:Dr. Johann Sommerville, UW-Madison, History Dept. 
View Lecture (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

Sep. 27: Healthcare in the U.K.
Speaker: Pat Conry, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
View Lecture (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

Oct. 4: Survey of Scottish Photography
Speaker:
Graeme Reid, Director of Collections/Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art
View Lecture (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

October 11: Women Philosophers in England
Speaker:
Dr. Margaret Atherton, Distinguished Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Philosophy Department
View lecture (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

October 18: Shakespeare at 400
Speaker: Dr. Anne Widmayer, Professor, UW-Washington County, English Department
View lecture  (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

October 25: Brexit
Speaker: Tom Portz, Senior Advisor, Moloney Securities, Milwaukee
View lecture  (link to video - courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

Sponsorship

 

Matt Zillig
The 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 food samples from the country being discussed.    Student fees also support the community lecture series.

 

PRIOR LECTURE SERIES

2016 Series 

Sep. 21: The History of Iran

Speaker: Dr. Robert Kramer, St. Norbert's College, History Dept. 
View September 21 lecture. 

Sep. 28: Iranian Art and Culture

Speaker: Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Artist 
View September 28 lecture

Oct. 5: Iranian Underground Cinema

Speaker: Hamidreza Nassiri, UW-Madison, Communication Arts Department
View October 5 lecture

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

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kydd, UW-Madison, Political Science Dept.
View October 12 lecture

Oct. 18: Islam Faith

Speaker: Othman M. Atta, Executive Director, Islamic Center, Milwaukee
View October 19 lecture

Oct. 26: Iran and OPEC

Speaker: John Hall, Chairman, Alfa Energy, London 

 

2015 Series

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