Lecture Series

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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
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Room 228*.
*First lecture is in room 201.
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

Oct. 4: Survey of Scottish Photography
Speaker:
Graeme Reid, Director of Collections/Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art

October 11: Women Philosophers in England
Speaker:
Dr. Margaret Atherton, Distinguished Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Philosophy Department

October 18: Shakespeare at 400
Speaker: Dr. Anne Widmayer, Professor, UW-Washington County, English Department

October 25: Brexit
Speaker: Tom Portz, Senior Advisor, Moloney Securities, Milwaukee
 

Related Events:

Photography Display
A photography display by John Beaver, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UW-Fox Valley.
Gallery is open Wednesday evenings (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - prior to evening's lecture).
Not your typical travel photographs, Dr. Beaver shares his art photography from a recent trip to Scotland.
Using alternative-process photography, the collection mostly taken from a moving bus, provides a unique and artistic glimpse at Scotland's landscape. 

More traditional items from the U.K. will also be on display in the glass cases, located outside the theatre. 

 

Book Discussion

THings-we-left-unsaid-book
How It All Began, A Novel by Penelope Lively
Discussion will be facilitated by UW-WC English Professor,
Dr. Anne Widmayer
Purchase book on your own. No cost to participate.
Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4, 2017
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Room 101 

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