2020 Summer Seminar Series
The 2020 Summer Seminar Series is a Zoom-based virtual public lecture series held weekly from June 4 to August 13. Join us for an eclectic set of topics highlighting the talent and diversity of our faculty, visiting scholars, and expert community members.
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Thursday, June 4, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
How come nobody told me we are in a (cyber) war?
Presented by: Lawrence Husick, Co-Chairman, Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism
Thursday, June 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
New World, New Threats: Russia’s Quest for Power
Presented by: Dr. Gretchen Gee, Principal Lecturer, Department of Politics & International Affairs, NAU
Thursday, June 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Search for Water on Mars
Presented by: Dr. Nadine G. Barlow, Chair & Professor, Department of Astronomy & Planetary Science, NAU
Thursday, June 25, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Ramifications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Presented by: Dr. Faten Ghosn, Associate Professor, School of Government & Public Policy, University of Arizona
Thursday, July 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Elections in Extraordinary Times
Presented by: Dr. Barbara Norrander, Professor, School of Government & Public Policy, University of Arizona
Thursday, July 9, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Taking My German Father to a Former Nazi Labor Camp
Presented by: Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer, Martin-Springer Institute Endowed Chair, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, NAU
Thursday, July 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Pandemic Response in a Federalist System: Analyzing the United States Response to COVID-19
Presented by: Dr. Christine Crudo Blackburn, Deputy Director of the Pandemic & Biosecurity Policy Program at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service
Thursday, July 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Economic Impacts of COVID-19
Presented by: Dr. Rick Szal, Lecturer, W.A. Franke College of Business, NAU
Thursday, July 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Updates on U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Presented by: The Hon. Greg Sakall, Professor of Practice, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Thursday, August 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Local Response to COVID-19
Presented by: Mayor Coral Evans, City of Flagstaff
Thursday, August 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Role of Intellectual Humility in Political Hostility
Presented by: Dr. Glen Smith, Professor, Department of Political Science & International Affairs, University of North Georgia