Adventures in Ideas (click on the title for a description)

African Americans in Theater and Popular Culture after 1945
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
January 31, 2015

The Lost GospelsSOLD OUT
Featuring Bart D. Ehrman
February 7, 2015

The North Carolina Home Front, 1940-1945
February 14, 2015

Latin America and the United States: Cross-Cultural Perceptions, Tourism, and Modern Migrations
February 20-21, 2015

An Enemy of the People: Theater, Environmentalism and the Meaning of Water
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
February 27-28, 2015

The Meaning and Impact of Inequality
March 7, 2015

The Modern Origins of Contemporary Conflicts in the Middle EastSOLD OUT
March 20-21, 2015

Aaron Copland: An American Composer and His Century
Featuring Annegret Fauser
April 10-11, 2015

What is Jewish Literature?
Featuring Jonathan Hess
The Uhlman Family Seminar
April 18, 2015

China during World War IISOLD OUT
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
May 2, 2015

Spotlight on Scholars (for details, click the title)

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America
John F. Kasson, Professor of History
February 3, 2015

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: When White Characters Masquerade Blackness
Charlene Regester, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
February 10, 2015

An 2015 Oscars Preview (RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER)
Dana Coen, Director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor, Communication Studies
Scott Myers, Visiting Lecturer, Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor, Communication Studies
February 19, 2015 (NEW DATE–THURSDAY)

Encounters with the Attention Ethic (THIS TALK WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Julia Haslett, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
February 24, 2015

Humanities in Action (for details, click the title)

The Utility and Limitations of Military Force
Patricia L. Sullivan, Associate Professor of Public Policy
March 18, 2015

What Threatens the Security of the United States?
Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense
March 25, 2015

Can Economic Sanctions Work?
Navin A. Bapat, Associate Professor of Political Science
April 8, 2015

Why We Lost: A General Looks at Afghanistan and Iraq
Lt. General Daniel P. Bolger, U.S. Army (ret.), Special Faculty, History, North Carolina State University
April 15, 2015

ISIS: Where Did It Come From? What Does it Believe?SOLD OUT
David H. Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security
April 22, 2015