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October 2016

International Affairs Expert – Robin Wright

October 13, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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$40

October 13, 2016 - International Affairs Expert - Robin Wright Robin Wright is an American foreign affairs analyst, journalist, and author. She has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time Magazine. She has been a fellow at several universities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Robin received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award, and the…

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November 2016

The History of Film – Marc Lapadula

November 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The History of Film - Marc Lapadula Marc Lapadula is a playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and university lecturer. His stage plays have been produced in the U.S. and in England. He produced Angel Passing, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won, among other awards, the grand prize at WorldFest Houston. Marc has taught screenwriting, playwriting, and film analysis at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania (his alma mater), Columbia University, and Yale University. He led the Screenwriting Series…

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April 2017

Women in Advertising – Jean Kilbourne

April 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Jean Kilbourne is recognized around the world for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising. In the late 1960s, she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and public health issues. She created the renowned film series Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women and authored the award-winning book Can't buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. Jean received her BA in English from Wellesley College and a doctorate in education…

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May 2017

Inside India – Victoria Lautman

May 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Victoria Lautman is a freelance cultural journalist, writer, and lecturer. Her focus is on all forms of art and culture, from architecture and design to history and literature. She has a BA in anthropology and art history from the University of New Mexico and an MA in art history from George Washington University. She began her multifaceted career as an art historian at the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Victoria has written for dozens of international publications…

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October 2017

International Journalist and Media Consultant – Jim Laurie

October 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Jim Laurie is an American journalist and broadcaster. As director of the media consulting firm, Focus Asia Productions Ltd., Mr. Laurie divides his time between Hong Kong and Washington, DC. He was a global correspondent for ABC News and NBC News and is the winner of two Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and an Overseas Press Club Award. He has interviewed many historically influential Asian leaders including the Dalai Lama. Since 2004, Mr. Laurie has specialized in the development of global…

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November 2017

Elliot Engel

Author and Literary Scholar – Elliot Engel

November 9, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Elliot Engel is an author, writer, and literary scholar. He has been a freelance lecturer on humanities topics for more than 30 years. Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States, including A Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain, an edited collection of several of his well-known lectures. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations across the country. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all…

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March 2018

Catherine Sanderson

The Mind’s Influence on our Health and Happiness, Psychologist – Catherine Sanderson

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Catherine Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. Known on campus as the “Professor of Happiness,” she teaches full time and is among the most popular teachers. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Health and Development from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in Psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors, the development of persuasive messages and…

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April 2018

Denise Kiernan

Bestselling Author – Denise Kiernan

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Denise Kiernan has been working as a writer for nearly 20 years. Her most recent book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, LA Times, and NPR bestseller. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” during its Emmy award-winning first season, and producing for ESPN…

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October 2018

Generational Study Pioneer – Chuck Underwood

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Chuck Underwood is one of the founding scholars who pioneered the field of generational study. As founder/principal of The Generational Imperative, Inc., he travels throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe for consulting assignments, training seminars, research, and keynote speaking engagements. He also authors magazine and newspaper columns, guest lectures at colleges, and is regularly interviewed for generational news stories by national magazines, newspapers, radio, and network television. Mr. Underwood is the creator and host of the national television PBS series,…

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November 2018

Author, Newspaper Columnist, Speaker – Rochelle Pennington

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Rochelle Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist and is the author of ten books including Highlighted in Yellow (available in four languages; co-authored with H. Jackson Brown), The Historic Christmas Tree Ship (featured on national television), and An Old-Fashioned Christmas (a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award nomination for outstanding non-fiction, 2009). Her work has been included in multiple bestselling series over the past two decades. Ms. Pennington has worked as a consultant providing story and quotation recommendations to several of the…

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