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 plus related events
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.


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.




Focus on Vietnam
2018 Community Lecture Series 

Sep. 26: History of Vietnam: More than a War
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
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
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
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
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)

2016 Series - Focus on Iran

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 

Focus on Germany - Fall 2015

September 23: German Educational System
Speaker: Consul General, Herbert Quelle, German Council, Chicago

September 30: Germany's Use of Wind Energy & Energiewende
Speaker: David Haynes, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Room 228

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

October 14: Gesundheit! Germany's Healthcare
Speaker:  Joerg Kramer, Former Representative of Deutsche Beamten Kasse

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

November 4: Pre-War Germany and Hollywood
Speaker: Dr. Chris Yogerst, Assistant Professor, UWM at Washington County