Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven - All Lectures

Current Series

Spring 2021

Past Series

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

  Spring 2016 - All the World's a StageFall 2015 - Standing the Test of TimeSpring 2015 - Remarkable WomenFall 2014 - Democracy TodaySpring 2014 - LincolnFall 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.



Hidden Pasts and Desires: Gay and Lesbian Lives During WWII

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




The Arsenal of Democracy: The WWII Speeches of Franklin Roosevelt

Richard Haven,Emeritus Professor, Communication


The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 1

David McKay, Senior Lecturer, History



Making the Movies Safe for War: The WWII Combat Film

John McGuigan, Professor, Languages and Literatures

No Video Availiable for this Session



The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, Part 2

Dave Carlson, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy




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

Louis Fucilla, Assistant Professor, Political Science



American Hegemony: The World the Greatest Generation Built

F. Peter Wagner, Associate Professor, Political Science



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

Elizabeth Jozwiak, Associate Professor, History

No Video Availiable for this Session


Understanding the Soviet Experience in World War II

Elizabeth Hachten, Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences




WWII and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Molly Patterson, Associate Professor, History



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

Tim Holian, Senior Lecturer, Languages and Literatures



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

Ronald Berger, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology



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


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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