Lecture Series

2019 Community Lecture Series
Focus on France

Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, September 25 - October 23, 2019

A series of five one-hour lectures
No registration is required.  Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.
All lectures are at the UWM at Washington County campus and begin at 6:30pm.

Sep. 25: Overview of France
Speaker: Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France

The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor the first lecture (held in the campus theatre) and the social that immediately follows

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.

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Oct. 2: French Culture and Food
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence A. Kuiper, French Department, UW-Milwaukee

Oct. 9: French Firms Doing Business in Wisconsin - Panel Discussion
Moderator: Andrea Jett Fletcher,
Executive Director, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago

Panel Members: 

  • Delphine Laporterie Domenget, Director of Human Resources, Manitou Group, West Bend
  • Janice Lampron, Executive Assistant, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, Milwaukee
  • Severine Zaslavski, Senior Information Technology Executive, Manpower Group

Oct. 16: French Criminal Justice System
Speaker:
Ken Farmer, Attorney and Author (Real Lawyers, Chez Betty)

Oct. 23: Underbelly of Impressionism
Speaker: Graeme Reid
, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art
 

PRIOR LECTURE SERIES

Focus on Vietnam
2018 Community Lecture Series 
 

Sep. 26: History of Vietnam: More than a War
Speaker: 
Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Professor of History, UW-Milwaukee 
The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor the first lecture and the social that immediately follows

LINK to video of Sept. 26 lecture (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV) 

Oct. 3:Religion in Vietnam
Speaker: 
Michael Mullooly, Lecturer of Buddhist Studies & World Religion
LINK to video of Oct. 3 lecture (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV)

Oct. 10: Doing Business in Vietnam
Speaker:
Jeff Browne, Founder of Vietnomics
LINK to video of Oct. 10 lecture (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV)

October 17: Human Trafficking in Vietnam
Speaker: Dr. Mark Sidel, Professor of Law, UW-Madison
No Link - due to circumstances beyond our control, this lecture was not taped. 

October 24: Vietnam War - Panel Discussion with Vietnam Veterans
Moderator: Dr. Timothy Thering, Associate Professor of History, UW-Waukesha
Vietnam Veterans' Panel: John Butschlick, John Kleinmaus, Richard Lindbeck

2017 Series - Focus on the United Kingdom

Sep. 20: History of England
Speaker: Dr. Johann Sommerville, UW-Madison, Department of History
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, UWM at 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)