Etta Semple: Kansas Freethinker and ‘Ideal’ Woman (Ottawa, Kansas 1855-1914)

Program for October 18, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Vicke_StarnglVickie Stangl, Author and Great Plains Chapter President of, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

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Health Means Wealth: Nutritional Strategies for Underdeveloped Countries Where Malnutrition of Children Blocks Economic and Social Development

Program for October 11, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

David Yang, Ph. D., Chief Technology Officer/Partner, OTC Nutrition LLC

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Where is the Doomsday Clock (from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists)?

Program for October 4, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

CONVENERS: Dave Carson (non-cellphone owner) and Ray Riepen (retired lawyer); Mike Hoey (media specialist) and Luis Flores (moderator)

We’ll discuss the possibility of a final nuclear weapons treaty to supersede the existing Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.  Every one is invited to join in the discussion.

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Black and Brown Lives Matter

Program for September 27, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Theresa

Theresa Torres, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Latin American Studies and Sociology, UMKC

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Safe Harbor Prison Dogs: Where Dogmanity Begins

Program for September 20, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Wendy Peterson, President, Safe Harbor Prison Dogs (non-profit rescue) and Brett
Peterson
, volunteer (safeharborprisondogs.com)

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Who Are These Straussians and Why Are They Trying to Lead Us to War Again?

Program for September 13, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Max Skidmore, Professor of Political Science, UMKC; Thomas Jefferson Fellow

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Dreams of Silicon Valley – a Display of Neoliberalism at It’s Worst

Program for September 6, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

davidCONVENERS: Ray Riepen (retired lawyer) and Dave RAYCarson (non-cellphone owner); Mike Hoey (media specialist) and Luis Flores (moderator)

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Iran sanctions, the nuclear agreement and Iranian-American relations

Program for August 30, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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Hossein Bahmaie, Economics and Social Science instructor at Longview Community College

We’ll discuss the implications of the most recent nuclear agreement and how it might impact the Middle East.

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The Journey Continues

Program for August 23, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301img_1254

Don Bell, former Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar

1) Heraclitus Parmenides 2) James Joyce: What is important?  3) “Go set a watchman”

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Public Engagement in the Digital Immersion Age

Program for August 16, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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William Mullins, Founder Kessler Institute

The rapid growth of high speed information/communications technology, presents some difficulties for strategic and policy initiatives in government, commerce, and education.

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