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Guest Lecturer: Jim Leach

The Honorable Jim Leach will present a lecture titled "The Challenges of Non-Partisanship in a Partisan Era." Leach is the Chair in Public Affairs, and Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Scholar at the University of Iowa Law School. He served as the Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2007-2013. He is best remembered for his service in the U.S. House of Representatives for thirty years (1977-2007), representing eastern Iowans. Bridging political eras he is uniquely poised to address the ongoing problem of gridlock in American politics.

Dorothy Day Lecture

Pat Jordan is the former managing editor of Commonweal and the editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal.  He worked with Dorothy Day from the late 1960s until her death in 1980. He will discuss Day's life and the growth of the Catholic Worker movement. Learn about one of the great American social activists of the twentieth century from someone who knew her well.

PAT/History Club Lecture

Joseph Danielson, Des Moines Area Community College, will present "'We All Ready to Fall Into Abraham's Bosom': The Unraveling of the Master-Slave Bond in Occupied North Alabama, 1862." The event is free and open to the public. 

Funded in part by the Faculty Senate, Class of 1957 Fund, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Thesis Defense

Rebecca Singer will defend her history M.A. thesis, "'Democracy Put in Action':  Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945." 


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