2019 American Experience Week: July 8 - July 12

Dr. Akhil Amar

Richard White, the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford, is the American Experience Speaker for 2019. His lecture theme will be Gilded Ages Then and Now.

White is the author of The Republic for Which It Stands-The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 and Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.

Richard White is a historian of the United States specializing in the American West, the history of capitalism, environmental history, history and memory, and Native American history. His work has earned countless honors and awards including twice becoming a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, once in 1992 and then again in 2012. He has had an extensive professional background which includes serving on many boards, consulting and advising on numerous documentaries, writing book reviews for scholarly journals and extended essay reviews for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, to name a few.

Richard will speak on various topics from July 8 through July 12 at 10:00 am in Voorhies Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Bridges: Crossing Cultural Divides: July 18, 2019

Chip DuncanBridges: Crossing Cultural Divides 2019 Speaker Chip Duncan presents his talk, Inspiring Change Through Cultural Diversity, on Thursday, July 18th in Voorhies Hall from 8 - 10 pm. Duncan is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker and will share his international photographic journeys and the impact they’ve made on his life. Come and hear his inspiring message of how individuals can bring more compassion and understanding to the world.

Duncan’s recent work as a still photographer includes several journeys to Afghanistan as well as Sudan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti and numerous trips to Ethiopia and Peru. Duncan’s images have been exhibited at the World Peace Festival in Berlin, the O Street Museum in Washington D.C, and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. Regional shows include the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan and the Kenosha Public Museum near Chicago. Inspiring Change – The Photography of Chip Duncan & Mohamed Amin premiered in May, 2018. Duncan’s images are on permanent display in numerous locations including Northwestern University, Relief International, NOVO Foundation, and the U.S. Department of State as well as a significant display of images at Synergos Institute in New York City and in several private collections.

This event is free and open to the public.

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