Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven - All Lectures

Current Series

Fall 2020

Past Series

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 2020

It is important that we act thoughtfully and responsibly during this time, which is why all UW-W sponsored events are canceled beginning Saturday, March 14, through at least Friday, April 17. Unfortunately, this does include Spring Fairhaven Lecture Series. Information regarding potential rescheduling will be forthcoming at first opportunity. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this situation.

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



China and India: From Economic Backwaters to Economic Powers -  No Video Available for this Session

Nicholas Lovett, Assistant Professor, Economicss


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

Larry Anderson, Professor, Political Science


A Stormy Start to the 21st Century

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


The Election of Barack Obama

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



Superheroines in 21st Century Movies

Donald Jellerson, Associate Professor, Languages and Literatures


Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Society?

David Beyea, Assistant Professor, Communication


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



Changing Climate and Changing Lives: Move, Adapt or Go Extinct - Session Cancelled

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



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

Jolly Emery, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science




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

Uma Kedharnath, Assistant professor, Management



China’s Impact on Global Recovery from the Great Recession - Session Cancelled

Nancy Ran Tao, Associate Professor, Economics


The content of each lecture in the Fairhaven Lecture Series is the intellectual property of the individual presenter.