Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series


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Current Series

Spring 2020

Past Series

  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 2020

Is Hindsight 20/20? Looking Back at the First Two Decades of the 21st Century

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, climate change and the wild swings of Wall Street have been in the headlines for nearly twenty years. Major advances in science and technology have changed our world. In Wisconsin and around the globe, significant events in politics, economics and popular culture have made their mark on the first decades of the century. What have we experienced and have we learned? Join us this spring as we focus our attention on the turn of the century and the twenty years that have followed.

Lectures in the Fairhaven Lecture Series are open to the public at no charge and are held on Mondays at 3:00 pm during the academic year in Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Guest/street parking is adjacent to the building

February

3

China and India: From Economic Backwaters to Economic Powers

Nicholas Lovett, Assistant Professor, Economicss


10

Independence Movements in the 21st Century: Scots, Kurds, Catalans and Beyond

Larry Anderson, Professor, Political Science


17

A Stormy Start to the 21st Century

John Frye, Associate Professor, Geography, Geology and Environmental Science


24

The Election of Barack Obama

Susan Johnson, Associate Professor, Political Science, and Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences


 

March

2

Superheroines in 21st Century Movies


Donald Jellerson, Associate Professor, Languages and Literatures


 

9

Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Society?

David Beyea, Assistant Professor, Communication


 

16

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: Protest Signs as Visual Rhetoric During the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill/Act 10 Protests of 2011
Corey Davis, Associate Professor, Communication


 

23

Changing Climate and Changing Lives: Move, Adapt or Go Extinct

Kerri Wrinn, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Integrated Studies


 

30

Supreme Court Appointees from Bush to Trump: The More Things Change, The More Things Change

Jolly Emery, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science


 

April

6

Baby Boomers to Millennials, Virtual Teams and More: Workplace Trends Since 2000


Uma Kedharnath, Assistant professor, Management


 

13

China’s Impact on Global Recovery from the Great Recession

Nancy Ran Tao, Associate Professor, Economics


 

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