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

Understanding the Cold War & Its Aftermath
In collaboration with Burning Coal Theatre Company
September 6, 2014

Italy during World War II
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
September 13, 2014

Elections, Politics, & Power Struggles from Ancient Rome to Modern North Carolina
September 20, 2014

From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel
In collaboration with the NC Museum of History
September 27, 2014

Small Treasures: Dutch & Flemish Art in the 16th & 17th Centuries
In collaboration with the NC Museum of Art
October 18, 2014

Comparative Empires in the Pre-Modern World
October 25, 2014

Sex, Science, & the Supernatural: Getting to the Bottom of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
In collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
November 7-8, 2014

The Great War
An encore seminar
November 14-15, 2014

Sports in American Society
November 22, 2014

Resurrections: Reviving Extinct Languages, Cultures, and Species
December 6, 2014

Spotlight on Scholars (for details, click the title)

Why Are Indians Still Here? American Indian Nationhood in the 21st Century
Valerie Lambert, Associate Professor of Anthropology
September 16, 2014

Searching for Planets Around Other Stars: A North Pole Adventure
Nicholas M. Law, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
September 23, 2014

Democracy in Senegal
Michael Lambert, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology  and Director, UNC African Studies Center
September 30, 2014

Archeology in Egypt
Jennifer Gates-Foster, Assistant Professor of Classics
October 7, 2014

Humanities in Action (for details, click the title)

Capitalism with a Human Face
John Komlos, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Munich; Visiting Professor of Economics, Duke University
October 8, 2014

Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Stanley W. Black, Lurcy Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus
October 15, 2014

Justice Corrupted: How the Drug War Wastes Money and Ruins Lives 
Arthur Benavie, Professor Emeritus of Economics
October 22, 2014

Debt and Taxes
Michael K. Salemi, Professor Emeritus of Economics
October 29, 2014

Environmental Markets
Andrew Yates, Assistant Professor of Economics
November 5, 2014