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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 (so far) 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.

NEXT UP: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.: Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke, speaking on Dark Money in Politics.

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.: Adrienne Erickcek, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UNC Chapel Hill, speaking on a topic in cosmology (for example, dark matter and energy, the early universe, etc.)

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.