Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series


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 Spring 2016 - All the World's a Stage Fall 2015 - Standing the Test of Time Spring 2015 - Remarkable Women Fall 2014 - Democracy Today Spring 2014 - Lincoln Fall 2013 - Turning Points

Spring 2019

A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII

Seventy-five years ago, the world was engaged in the deadliest conflict in history. The Second World War impacted millions of people from dozens of countries across the globe. From the horrors of genocide and nuclear weapons to the emergence of super powers and a baby boom, the stories and legacies from the war are formative and profound. Join us this spring as we take a closer look at the Allies and the Axis, the international battlefields and the home front, the great powers and the greatest generation.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater.

Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures in this and prior series can be viewed any time at uww.edu/ce/fairhaven.

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as soon as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.

February

4

Hidden Pasts and Desires: Gay and Lesbian Lives During WWII

Ashley Barnes-Gilbert, Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies


 

 

11

The Arsenal of Democracy: The WWII Speeches of Franklin Roosevelt

Richard Haven,Emeritus Professor, Communication


 
18

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 1

David McKay, Senior Lecturer, History


 

20

Making the Movies Safe for War: The WWII Combat Film

John McGuigan, Professor, Languages and Literatures


No Video Availiable for this Session

 

25

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 2

Dave Carlson, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy


 

March

4

American Politics in the Shadow of World War II:
Re-examining the Presidential Elections of 1940 and 1944


Louis Fucilla, Assistant Professor, Political Science


 

11

American Hegemony: The World the Greatest Generation Built

F. Peter Wagner, Associate Professor, Political Science


 

18

Women of the Air: American Women Pilots in World War II

Elizabeth Jozwiak, Associate Professor, History


No Video Availiable for this Session

25

Understanding the Soviet Experience in World War II

Elizabeth Hachten, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences


 

April

1

WWII and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Molly Patterson, Associate Professor, History


 

8

The German-American Community and World War II: A Cautionary Tale

Tim Holian, Senior Lecturer, Languages and Literatures


 

15

Children, Save Yourselves! One Family’s Story of Holocaust Survival

Ronald Berger, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology


 

22

Humanity, Hospitals, or Historical Monuments? Protecting Italian Cities from Aerial Bombardment During World War II

Margo Kleinfeld, Associate Professor, Geography, Geology and Environmental Science


No Video Availiable for this Session

29

The West Is the Best / The Beast in the East: World War II Ends and the Cold War Begins

Karl Brown, Assistant Professor, History


 

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