Lecture Series

GermanyFocus on Germany
Community Lecture Series  

FALL 2015
A series of six one-hour lectures on Wednesday evenings
6:30pm, The first lecture is in the theatre, all others are in Room 228
No registration required.
Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.
See Related Events -  book discussion, art display, and concert (listed below) 

This year's lecture series is funded in part by student fees and the Friends of Matt Zillig


September 23: German Educational System

Speaker: Consul General, Herbert Quelle, German Council, Chicago
Note: This lecture takes place in the theatre and is followed by a social which is sponsored by the Friends of Matt Zillig.
The first lecture is dedicated to the memory of Matt, a true global citizen (see sponsorship info below).

September 30: Wind Energy

Speaker: David Haynes, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel

October 7: Doing Business in Germany

Panel Discussion
Stanley Pfrang, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Matthew Alagm, Thomas Magnete GmbH and Steve Beaver, Jeneil Biotech, Saukville

October 14: Germany's Healthcare

Speaker:  Jorg Kramer, Hanzevast Germany GmbH

October 21: German Nationalism

Speaker:  Dr. Rudy J. Koshar, UW-Madison

October 28: German Art

Speaker: Graeme Reid, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art

2014 Mexico Lecture Series:

TAPE OF 9/24 LECTURE (courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

TAPE of 10/1 LECTURE (courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

TAPE of 10/8 LECTURE (courtesy of West Bend Community Television)

TAPE of 10/15 LECTURE (courtesy of West Bend Community Television) 

Art Gallery: TBA



Book Discussion: TBA

 Wednesday evenings, October 7, 14 and 21, 5-6:15pm in Room 101
Facilitator: UW-WC English Professor, Dr. Anne Widmayer



Concert: Bachtoberfest
with The Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, September 27, 2pm







Special thanks to our sponsor:

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 this lecture as well as a social (immediately following the lecture) that features food samples from Germany.

Student fees also help support the community lecture series.