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Atheneaum Fall 2012 Speaker Series at MC-Germantown

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Category: MC Events

Published: Oct 4 2012 12:00AM

Hosted by Montgomery College and the Germantown Campus Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Division, the Atheneaum Fall 2012 Speaker Series is open to students and the public. All lectures are in Globe Hall in the High Technology Building.

<b>Peter Edelman, Co-director, joint degree in law and public policy; director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy; distinguished professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7 p.m.</b>
An informed and impassioned commentary on Edelman's recent 2012 book, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America.

<b>Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7 p.m.</b>
Democracy as the "life-blood" of the Indo-US strategic partnership and the American and Indian people, will be the focus of Ambassador Rao's examination of the relationships-cultural, economic, educational, and political-between India and the United States.

<b>Fred Fisher, Director of the International Development Institute
Stephen Gladson, English professor, Montgomery College
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7 p.m.</b>
Dialogue on war-torn Sarajevo as portrayed in Steven Galloway's novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, which Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, described as "...a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity even amidst the most unimaginable horrors."

<b>Jay Wilkinson, All-American football player for Duke University, and son of Bud Wilkinson, American legend and Hall of Fame football coach
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7 p.m.</b>
An inspiring account of the timeless values-what it takes to win and to be successful, the importance of service to others-that his father, Bud Wilkinson, espoused in his letters to his son: Dear Jay, Love Dad: Bud Wilkinson's Letters to His Son. Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma football team won three national championships, 14 conference titles, and 47 straight college games-a record that still stands today.

<b>William Chang, Piano instructor, BlackRock Center for the Arts, and professor of music, Germantown Campus
Tuesday, December 5, 2012, 7 p.m.</b>
Chang will present a music recital featuring two classical piano ballads: Ballade No.1 (Op. 23) by Chopin and Ballade No.2 by Franz Liszt.

This program is hosted in conjunction with the One Maryland One Book initiative, MC Libraries, the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, the Renaissance Scholars honors program, the MC Peace and Justice Community, MC Books, and the Rockville Campus Department of Music.

For more information about the Athenaeum Symposia Fall 2012 Speaker Series, e-mail

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