Lecture Series

GermanyFocus on Germany
Community Lecture Series  

FALL 2015
A series of seven one-hour lectures 
Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm

No registration is required.
Free Admission.  Q & A follows each lecture.
See Related Events -  book discussion, art display, and concert (listed below) 

 
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, Room 228

October 7: Doing Business in Germany

Panel Discussion, Room 228
Moderator:
Stanley Pfrang, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Speakers:
Matthew Alagm, Thomas Magnete GmbH and Steve Beaver, Jeneil Biotech, Saukville

October 14: Gesundheit! Germany's Healthcare

Speaker:  Jorg Kramer, Hanzevast Germany GmbH, Room 228

October 21: German Nationalism

Speaker:  Dr. Rudy J. Koshar, UW-Madison, Room 228

October 28: German Art

Speaker: Graeme Reid, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Room 228

November 4: German Film Industry

Speaker: Dr. Chris Yogerst, Assistant Professor, UW-Washington County, Room 228
 

Book Discussion

The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
Wednesday evenings, September 30 and October 7, 4:45pm-6:15pm in Room 101
Facilitator: UW-WC English Professor, Dr. Anne Widmayer
There is no cost to participate. Purchase book on your own or contact the UW-WC library.

 

Concert

BACHTOBERFEST with The Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, September 27, 2pm

 

 

Sponsorship:

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.