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The Great War and the 21st Century

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Carl Strikwerda, Ph.D.

Elizabethtown College

This lecture discusses how the First World War shaped the 20th century and how its influence still pertains to our lives in the 21st century. Evaluating 2012 and 1912, Dr. Strikwerda compares the events of these two eras and offers an analysis of the ways in which our world has been shaped by the past

Dr. Strikwerda is a 20th century historian and is President of Elizabethtown College. He is the author or editor of three books on European and global history, and has written numerous articles and book reviews for scholarly journals.

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Human Trafficking in the United States

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Susan Mapp, Ph.D.

Elizabethtown College

While human trafficking has received more media attention in recent years, many still believe it only happens in other nations. This presentation will discuss the current state of knowledge about human trafficking within the United States as it occurs to citizens of other nations as well as U.S. citizens.

Dr. Mapp is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Elizabethtown College. Her areas of specialized study include human trafficking, international social work, violations of children’s rights and program evaluation.

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Supermarket Marketing: Don’t Be Fooled

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Sean Coary, Ph.D.

Saint Joseph’s University

Supermarkets are a stage where the highly orchestrated marketing strategies of retailers can turn a routine trip to purchase a quart of milk into a trunk full of groceries. Dr. Sean Coary shares his insights into these ingenious product marketing tactics and opens our eyes to the calculating world of food marketing.

Dr. Sean Coary is an Assistant Professor of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University. He is an expert in consumer behavior who focuses on branding related issues. His research investigates branding issues at both the firm and consumer levels.

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Chinese Immigrants to America & Chinatowns

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Qunbin Xiong, MD

Main Line Chinese Culture Center

This month we are going to look at Chinese immigrants to America and Chinatowns with some detailed looks at Pennsylvania.

Qunbin Xiong, MD of the Main Line Chinese Culture Center gives a detailed presentation with a wealth of great information on just how Chinese immigration to Pennsylvania has occurred over time.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton & The Women’s Movement

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Dr. Lori D. Ginzberg

Pennsylvania State University

An historian of nineteenth-century American women, Dr. Ginzberg’s research has focused on the ways that ideologies about gender obscure the material and ideological realities of class, how women of different groups express political identities, and the ways that commonsense notions of American life shape, contain, and control radical ideas. She has taught a wide range of courses in U.S. history, women’s history, lesbian and gay history, and feminist theory.

In this lecture we learn about brilliant, self-righteous, and charming, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. the founding philosopher of the American movement for woman’s rights. Best known for declaring that “all men and women are created equal” in 1848, and her demand for the vote, she also sought to rethink and remake women’s status in politics, law, religion, and marriage.

Considered radical at the time, her ideas (a women’s right to own property, acquire an education, exercise a vote, speak out in church and state, get a divorce) are now largely viewed as common sense. However, like all leaders, Stanton was a complex figure. Her absolutism about “woman’s rights” contained a racist and elitist strand that continues to shape her legacy.

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