Community Lecture Series

***Due to COVID-19, the Community Lecture Series is currently on hiatus until Fall 2021. When the series returns, the focus will be on Russia.***

2019: Focus on France

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

Graciously sponsored by:

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Each fall, 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 France.
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. The first lecture takes place in the campus theater. The subsequent lectures are in Room 201.

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