Jason de Leon

Jason De Leon

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019, National Issues

The 2019 Holocaust Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Jason De León, professor of anthropology at UCLA, entitled ‘Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life andDeath along the U.S.-Mexico Border.’

David McBride

David McBride

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, Science & Technology

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, spoke on the future of aerospace engineering, including the next generation of NASA X-planes, the Artemis program and the role of government in the age of private space and aircraft flight.

Stock Photo Warped Side of the Universe Event

Kip S. Thorne

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, Science & Technology

Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne delivered the 2019 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled ‘Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes’.

Eddie Glaude

Eddie Glaude

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, National Issues, Social Justice

Eddie Glaude, theJames S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and frequent MSNBC contributor, offered reflections on difficult truths about race and the moral crisis at the heart of American democracy. Professor Glaude’s presentation drew from his research for his book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons […]

Col Frank Sobchak

Col. Frank Sobchak

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

Retired Col. Frank Sobchak discussed lessons from the Iraq War. Col. Sobchak is co-author of the “U.S. Army in the Iraq War” report, the first U.S. government history of the war. This lecture was part of the Crisis & Conflict in Historical Perspective co-curricular initiative, which serves undergraduates considering careers in policy, as well as […]

Kishore Mahbubani with students

Kishore Mahbubani

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

This lecture examined the many dimensions of the U.S.-China geopolitical contest and provided some suggestions on how both America and China can handle this contest better.