Is Hindsight 20/20? UW-W Fairhaven Lecture Series Looks Back at First Two Decades of 21st Century

UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is pleased to announce the theme for the spring Fairhaven Lecture Series. The 11 lectures in the “Is Hindsight 20/20? Looking Back at the First Two Decades of the 21st Century” series will feature presentations by faculty from UW-Whitewater’s Whitewater and Rock County campuses. Topics include the global recession, climate change and natural disasters, social media, and political turning points.

The Fairhaven Lecture Series is held 3 p.m. Mondays at Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 W. Starin Road in Whitewater. The dates, titles and presenters of the lectures for the Spring 2020 series are:

February 3 China and India: From Economic Backwaters to Economic Powers Presented by Nicholas Lovett, assistant professor of economics, College of Business and Economics

February 10 Independence Movements in the 21st Century: Scots, Kurds, Catalans and Beyond Presented by Larry Anderson, professor of political science, College of Letters and Sciences

February 17 A Stormy Start to the 21st Century Presented by John Frye, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science, College of Letters and Sciences

February 24 The Election of Barack Obama Presented by Susan Johnson, associate professor of political science and assistant dean, College of Letters and Sciences

March 2 Superheroines in 21st-Century Movies Presented by Donald Jellerson, associate professor of languages and literatures, College of Letters and Sciences

March 9 Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Society? Presented by David Beyea, assistant professor of communication, College of Arts and Communication

March 16 Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: Protest Signs as Visual Rhetoric During the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill/Act 10 Protests of 2011 Presented by Corey Davis, associate professor of communication, College of Arts and Communication

March 23 Changing Climate and Changing Lives: Move, Adapt or Go Extinct Presented by Kerri Wrinn, associate professor of natural sciences and mathematics, College of Integrated Studies

March 30 Supreme Court Appointees From Bush to Trump: The More Things Change, the More Things Change Presented by Jolly Emery, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, College of Letters and Sciences

April 6 Baby Boomers to Millennials, Virtual Teams and More: Workplace Trends Since 2000 Presented by Uma Kedharnath, assistant professor of management, College of Business and Economics

April 13 Government Rescue After the 2008 Global Recession: A Comparison Between the U.S. and China Presented by Nancy Ran Tao, associate professor of economics, College of Business and Economics

For over 35 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff and community and business leaders have offered free presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from art and current events to history and literature.
All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building. Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or for further information.

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