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Four to five times each academic year, Shared Learning presents experts from academia, journalism, and other professions who give talks geared towards a literate adult audience. These are free and open to the public.  The schedule for the current year is as follows:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:15 a.m.  Paul Cuadros, Assoc. Prof. of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC and author of “A Home on the Field” speaking on Immigration: A Perspective of Multi-generational Hispanics in Siler City.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. (Room 3, Bldg 105): Jason West, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC, speaking on Global Climate Change: What it Is, Why it Matters, and What We Should Do About It. There is more information about the talk on our Members website.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. (Youth Room, Bldg 103): Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke, speaking on Democracy in Chains.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. (Youth Room, Bldg 103): Katie Ziglar, Director of the Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill. Her talk is titled Behind the Scenes at the Ackland.

The lecture on cosmology planned for March 26th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.  We hope to re-schedule it for the Fall.

Last year, our speakers included Jack Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Russia (1987-1991), speaking on “Russia Policy: What is it? What Should it Be?”;  Rob Christensen, political columnist, formerly chief political reporter for the News and Observer, speaking on “North Carolina Politics: Today and Tomorrow”; Gerhard Weinberg, UNC Professor Emeritus of History, speaking on “Ending Germany’s Democracy and Establishing Hitler’s Dictatorship”; and Eric M. Meyers, Emeritus Professor in Judaic Studies, Trinity College of Duke University, speaking on “Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present.”

Previous speakers include many other UNC and Duke faculty including Jonathan Weiler; William Ferris; Daniel Ariely; Gene Nichol; William Leuchtenberg; Richard Kohn; Klaus Steiner and James Stimson.