Community Lecture Series

2022: Focus on Russia

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 – Mar. 16, 2022

Each year, UWM at Washington County presents a lecture series that focuses on a different country. Faculty experts and professionals share their knowledge with lectures that dive into related topics.

Join us for this series of five one-hour lectures as we explore Russia.
Admission is free, and no registration is required. A Q&A session follows each lecture. All presentations are at the UWM at Washington County campus and begin at 6:30 p.m.

February 23: Binge Watching the Past: Russian History and Russia Today
Speaker: Dr. Christine Evans, UWM History Department
Location: Room 305
Thanks to The Friends of Matt Zillig for sponsoring the first lecture and social.

March 2: Public Opinion in Putin’s Russia
Speaker: Dr. Ora John E. Reuter, UWM Political Science Department
Location: Room 201

March 9: Music and Power
Speaker: Dr. Karen Evans-Romaine, Professor of Russian, UW-Madison
Location: Room 201

March 16: The Art and Artifice of Early Soviet Propaganda
Speaker: Graeme Reid, Director of Collections, MOWA
Location: Room 201

2019: Focus on France

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 – Oct. 23, 2019

Graciously sponsored by:

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Matt Zillig (chest up) standing in front of beige wall

The first lecture in the series is in memory of Matt Zillig (right). When he died in 2008, his friends created a memorial fund to promote his commitment to the idea of global citizenship. The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor the first lecture as well as a social immediately following it that features food samples from the featured country. Student fees also support the community lecture series.

Past Lectures:

Sept. 25: Overview of France with Guillaume Lacroix, consul general of France.
Watch the video.

Oct. 2: French Culture and Food with Lawrence A. Kuiper, associate professor of French, UW-Milwaukee.
Watch the video.

Oct. 9: French Firms Doing Business in Wisconsin. A panel discussion with Andrea Jett Fletcher, executive director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago; Delphine Laporterie Domenget, director of human resources for the Manitou Group; Janice Lampron, executive assistant for the Lesaffre Yeast Corp.; and Severine Zaslavski, senior information technology executive for Manpower Group.
Watch the video.

Oct. 16: French Criminal Justice System with attorney and author Ken Farmer.
Watch the video.

Oct. 23: Underbelly of Impressionism with Graeme Reid, director of collections & exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art.
Watch the video.

2018: Focus on Vietnam

Sept. 26: History of Vietnam: More Than a War
Speaker: Chia Youyee Vang,
professor of history, UW-Milwaukee
The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsored the first lecture and social.
Watch the video. (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV)

Oct. 3: Religion in Vietnam
Speaker: Michael Mullooly,
lecturer of Buddhist studies & world religion
Watch the video. (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV)

Oct. 10: Doing Business in Vietnam
Speaker: Jeff Browne,
Founder of Vietnomics
Watch the video. (Courtesy of West Bend Community Cable TV)

Oct. 17: Human Trafficking in Vietnam
Speaker: Mark Sidel, professor of law, UW-Madison

Oct. 24: Vietnam War – Panel Discussion with Vietnam Veterans
Moderator: Timothy Thering, associate professor of history, UWM at Waukesha
Panel: John Butschlick, John Kleinmaus, Richard Lindbeck