Lectures

See the world through new eyes by attending informative, stimulating events.

Dr. Thomas Kolsky

Lessons of War

Tom Kolsky, host of “Issues and Insights,” in cooperation with colleagues from the Montgomery County Community College Social Sciences Division will present three films on the theme of war. These will be followed by analysis and discussion among various social scientists from the Division. The college and county community will be invited to participate in an in-depth examination of issues surrounding war.

  1. "The Fog of War" Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  2. "The War Behind Closed Doors" Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  3. "The Gate Keepers" Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

World War I Centennial Commemoration

Tom Kolsky will moderate and participate in a series of three forums in which various aspects of World War I will be examined and discussed by a variety of social scientists from Montgomery County Community College and neighboring colleges.

  1. World War I: Part 1 Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  2. World War I: Part 2 Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  3. World War I: Part 3 Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1-2:30 p.m.
Featuring: Judy Shepard
Free and Open to the Public
Tickets Required

Activist Judy Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student who was brutally murdered because of his sexual orientation. His death eventually resulted in the expansion of legislation against hate crimes, including crimes against homosexuals. Judy and her husband Dennis co-founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation and are advocates for LGBT rights. In 2009, she published a memoir, “The Meaning of Matthew,” about his death and their work to advance civil rights during the last decade.
Todd GitlinMonday, March 3, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Featuring: Todd Gitlin

The Bennett Lectureship seeks to serve students and the community by presenting some of the most influential and committed figures in the areas of social justice. Todd Gitlin—an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet and author of 15 books—is now a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the doctoral program in communications at Columbia University. Mr. Gitlin will discuss his book, “The Sixties and the Twilight of Common Dreams.”
April 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
America in the 1960s: A Retrospective

MCCC scholars will host a symposium dedicated to reflections on the state of American social, cultural, economic, and political life in the 1960s.

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