The 2019 Francis X. Gerrity Lecture, “Running from the Washingtons: Ona Judge and the Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved,” will be presented by Rutgers professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar: “Running from the Washingtons: Ona Judge and the Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved.”
Dunbar’s book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, was a 2017 National Book Award finalist in nonfiction and details the story of Ona Judge, a slave of George Washington’s who escaped while in Philadelphia.
Saturday, May 20, 2017: Professors and students from the Departments of History and Political Science celebrated the class of 2017 following the university commencement ceremony in the Presidents’ Lounge in the Campion Student Center.
Date and Time: Monday, November 13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 PennDesign Admissions presents their Fall 2017 Open House for prospective applicants. Students will have the opportunity to talk to current students, faculty, and alumni, meet with financial aid staff, and tour the studios and facilities. […]
Date and Time: Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Wolfington Teletorium Students are invited to join former prime minister of Denmark and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for a reception, discussion, and Q&A. Registration is not required, but students are strongly encouraged to reserve a seat. For more information, contact Kevin Gelzhiser at email@example.com.
March 23, 2017 located in the Presidents’ Lounge presented by Dr. Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, University of Pennsylvania. The Annual Francis X. Gerrity Lecture. When the U.S. Army uncovered millions of looted books in Germany at the end of the war, the majority stolen from Jews, it […]
February 28, 2017 in the Presidents’ Lounge presented by Dr. Leslie Rogne Schumacher, David H. Burton Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph’s University. The Annual David H. Burton Lecture More about the David H. Burton Lecture series.
April 21, 2016 in the Science Center. Discussion Panel includes Prof. Brian Yates, Ethiopia, The Leauge of Nations, Justice and Security in the Early 20th Century, Prof. Jennifer Riggan, Arcadia University, Long Memories and Shifting Targes: The Role of UN Sanctions in the Mida War Over Representations of Eritrea, Prof. Michael Woldemariam, Boston University, African […]
April 20, 2016 in the President’s’ Lounge. Dr. Erik G. Huneke, the 2013 – 2016 David H. Burton Fellow talks about rethinking German attitudes towards marriage since 1933.
March 30, 2016 in the History Department Conference Room. Student panel,Kathleen O’Meara, Bailey McIntrye, and Max Barrile, present their research on Russia and Eastern Europe.
March 15, 2016 in the Presidents’ Lounge. Dr. Sharon Ann Musher, of Stockon University, spoke on her book “Democratic Art”. Throughout the Great Recession American artists and public art endowments have had to fight for government support to keep themselves afloat. It wasn’t always this way. At its height in 1935, the New Deal devoted […]
March 3, 2016 in the Presidents’ Lounge. The Annual Francis X Gerrity Lecture. Renowned policy analyst, historian, and journalist Gary Bass shows how Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s involvement in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in its wake a host of […]
February 22, 2016. Our tour of the United Nations began at noon and was followed by a special briefing on the topic of Global Migration. We had lunch in the cafeteria at the United Nations. After our briefing, we returned to Philadelphia.
January 20, 2016 in the Presidents’ Lounge. A round table discussion with Professors Randall Miller, Katherine Sibley and Brian Yates, presented alternative narratives of his life and philosophy, emphasizing his internationalism and his critiques of American domestic and foreign policies.
April 16, 2015, Presidents’ Lounge. Elly R. Tuitt, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, Bryn Mawr College, presents philosophers, theologians, clerical writers, and practitioners – of all sorts debated and defined the scope of human inquiry, the nature of Nature, and whether it was possible, let alone permissible, to go beyond the divinely ordained limits of […]
November 10, 2015, located in the North Lounge. Lecture by Dr. Joshua Botts, Historian’s office, U.S. Department of State. In February 1945, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at Yalta and confronted and expansive agenda that straddled the demands of finishing a war and building a peace. The deals struck and compromises reached over representation and […]
November 3, 2015 in the Presidents’ Lounge. Lecture and presentation by Dr. Sunmin Yoon. In 2005 UNESCO proclaimed the Mongolian Long Song as a UNISCO Masterpiece, and later, in 2008, listed it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Now, as a result, more Mongolians are taking pride in this tradition as a representative aspect […]
November 17, 2015, in the Presidents’ Lounge. A panel discussion, Drs. Christopher Close, Alison Williams Lewin and William Madges, discussion to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Fourth Lateran Council, the 600th anniversary of the Council of Constance, with reflections on Vatican II and its connections to contemporary conciliar ideas in the Church.
October 15, 2015 in Barbelin 265 Lecture Hall. Expert panel discussion with Dr. Amber Abbas, Dr. Lisa Baglione, and Dr. Rich Gioioso about the history of politics and cooperation.
October 6, 2015, Presidents’ Lounge. Dr. Amy Sowder Koch, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Towson University, discussing rethinking the gendered roles of ancient Greek vases.
April 22, 2015, in the North Lounge. The Annual David H. Burton Lecture. Presented by Dr. Erik G. Huneke
April 21, 2015 in the North Lounge. Come to learn about the country of Mongolia. Try Mongolian food! Hear Mongolian music! Presentation about Mongolia by Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar of the Foreign Service Institute at the US State Department.
March 26, 2015, in the Presidents’ Lounge. Delivered James Brewer Stewart, the James Wallace Professor of History, Emeritus, at Macalester College and the founder of Historians Against Slavery. Many people describe today’s opposition to slavery and human trafficking as a “new abolitionist movement.” So the question to be addressed is: “What can we learn from the […]
February 18, 2015 in the McShain Conference Room. A faculty Panel of experts, Drs. Laura Crispin, Melissa Logue, Randall Miller, Katie Oxx and Monica Smith assess the impact and meaning of the act of 1965.