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Fall 2017 Lecture Series

September 14, 2017

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Featuring Gail Heriot, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law
Location: 5:30pm, Lanier Auditorium, Located in the Texas Tech School of Law
"Has Title IX Veered Off Course?"

Professor Heriot teaches and writes in the areas of civil rights, employment discrimination, product liability remedies, and torts. She is currently a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and is the author of numerous successful books.
In her lecture entitled "Has Title IX Veered Off Course?", Dr. Heriot discusses how Title IX was never intended to stifle free expression, yet through a series of judicial interpretations and ill-considered enforcement policies, this is much of what it now does. Dr. Heriot discusses how this is not good for women, it is not good for America, and it will not be easy to fix.   

October 2, 2017

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Featuring Joseph Carroll, Curators' Professor of English at the University of Missouri -St. Louis
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in theStudent Union Building
"Surviving Through Stories: The Evolutionary Foundations of Literature"
Professor Carroll teaches Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Literary Theory, Short Stories, interdisciplinary seminars in the Honors College, and has published a collection of successful books.

November 8, 2017

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Featuring E. Christian Kopff, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado in Boulder
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
"Inspired by Liberty & Virtue: The Classical Education of the American Founders"
Professor Kopff studies and teaches texts and traditions that arose in the ancient world, including the tradition of consensual self-rule, which the Greeks called democracy, and the religion of the Bible.

December 5, 2017

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Featuring Dr. Philip Gorski, Professor of Sociology at Yale University.
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
Professor Gorski's areas of study and expertise include comparative and historical sociology, culture/knowledge, methods, political sociology and social movements, religion, and theory.

Spring 2018 Lecture Series


January 25, 2018

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Featuring John Walbridge, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
Professor Walbridge's research interests include Islamic philosophy, studies, intellectual history (emphasis on the cultural role of philosophy and science), and Baha'i studies.


February 22, 2018

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Featuring Lawrence M. Mead, Professor of Politics at New York University
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
Professor Mead teaches public policy and American government. He is an expert on the problems of poverty and welfare in the United States. His works, including seven books and over a hundred other publications, have helped shape welfare reform in the United States and abroad.


March 22, 2018

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Featuring Alexander Beecroft, Professor in the Classics and Comparative Literature Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of South Carolina
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
Professor Beecroft teaches courses in Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient civilizations, literary theory (ancient and modern), and the theory and practice of world literature. His major areas of research interest are in the literatures of Ancient Greece and Rome, pre-Tang Chinese literature, and current debates about world literature.


April 19, 2018

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Featuring James Ceaser, Professorof Politics at the University of Virginia
Location: 5:30pm, Escondido Theater, Located in the Student Union Building
Professor Ceaser has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development.


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