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Discussion on “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris attacks”

Panel discussion: “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris attacks” November 24th, 4:30pm Phoenix Room C


Pres. Obama at G20 summit following attacks

Cristina Ortiz, UW-Green Bay Professor of Humanities and Global Studies, Chair of Modern Languages, “Paris: the city and the symbol”

Katia Levintova, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of Global Studies “Mourning all victims”

David Coury, UW-Green Bay Professor of Humanities and Global Studies, Director of Center for Middle Eastern Studies “Terrorism in a Global Age”

Dave Helpap, UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration “US Federal and State Reaction to the Aftermath of the ISIS Attacks”

Roundtable discussion of Syrian refugee crisis this Thursday

This Thursday the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships is co-sponsoring with St Norbert College’s Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding, a roundtable discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe. The event takes place at 7:00pm in the Fort Howard Hall at St Norbert. Please share the information and attached flyer with interested students.Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 8.59.15 AM

Join us for an “After Thoughts” presentation on “The Flax Project,” Nov. 3rd

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Medieval History, Heidi Sherman, and Associate Professor of Fiber Arts, Alison Gates, will present “The Flax Project” Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Historian Sherman and textile artist Gates will share their experiences working across academic disciplines and across the ages as they perfect the art and practice of growing a fiber crop and processing the harvest on a college campus. Sherman and Gates, along with an outstanding undergraduate researcher, grew and processed their first successful crop in 2011. Since then, they have planted successful crops each year with a team of new students from History, Art and several other majors. The Flax Project is funded through grants from the UWGB Research Council, the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Provost.

After Thoughts begins with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by the Sherman and Gates’ presentation beginning at 5:45 p.m. Seating for After Thoughts is limited, so advanced registration is recommended. The cost of each program is $15. To reserve your spot, send a check (payable to UW-Green Bay Foundation) to: UW-Green Bay Foundation, CL 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311; or register online at Walk-up registration also is an option.

Global Studies Roundtable Discussion, 10/29 in MAC 103

Dr. Tim Mau

The next Global Studies conversation will be about most recent Canadian elections and their implications for the domestic and foreign policies of our next-door neighbor. It will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2-3pm in Room 103 of the University Union. Discussion will be led by Dr. Tim Mau, Professor of Canadian politics and public administration (University of Guelph, Canada). As you know, these discussions allow us, as campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.

Published poet Coutley, a UW-Green Bay alumna, returns for reading

Award-winning poet and educator Lisa Fay Coutley returns to her undergraduate alma mater, UW-Green Bay, for a reading and question-and-answer session on Monday, Oct. 26.

The program, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre on the lower level of the University Union, located on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Coutley is an assistant professor of creative writing and poetry at Snow College in Utah. In January 2016, she will relocate to Eugene, Ore., for a half-year assignment as a visiting professor with the poetry and creative writing program at the University of Oregon.

Coutley will read from works including her debut poetry collection, Errata, published earlier this year by Southern Illinois University Press.

Announcing the Fall 2015 Great Books Series!

The fall session of the Great Books Discussion Group is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay.  The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Board Room.  Staff from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Department of Humanistic Studies leads the discussions.


Date Title & Author Presenter:
September 8 Flatland
Edwin A. Abbott 
Rebecca Nesvet
October 13 Notes from the Underground
F. Dostoevsky
Kevin Kain
November 10 My Name is Red
Orhan Pamuk
David Coury
December 8 La pedagogia del oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
Paulo Freire
Hernan Fernandez-Meardi


The library offers many of these titles in a variety of formats. Copies can be reserved or downloaded from the library’s online catalog – visit  and click on the library card. These discussions are free and open to anyone interested in participating.  Parking is free downtown after 6:00 p.m.

Great Books Discussions schedule Fall 2014!

Please come to the Brown County Central Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Great Book Discussions are held in the Board Room (2nd Floor).

September 9

Apocryphal New Testament


Professor Brian Sutton

October 14

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Professor Kevin Kain

November 11

Letters to a Young Poet and Selected Poems

Rainer Maria Rilke

Professor David Coury

December 9


Toni Morrison

Professor Rebecca Meacham

Come on out to the Philosopher’s Cafe

Green Bay Area Philosophers’ Café – A meeting of minds

What is the Philosophers’ Café?
Faculty from UWGB and St. Norbert College are collaborating to initiate a series of Philosophers’ Cafés in the Green Bay area. Philosophers’ Cafés are public forums held at local coffee shops and pubs in which community members engage in open, friendly, and respectful dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. We will discuss topics ranging from traditional philosophical problems to pressing contemporary issues. Topics will be introduced and discussions moderated by faculty from either St. Norbert College or UWGB.

Who should attend?
All are welcome and a diversity of views and approaches are encouraged. No formal training in Philosophy (or anything else) is required – just an interest in good questions and good conversation.

Check out this year’s schedule at:

Great Books Discussions: Schedule for Fall 2013

Please come to the Brown County Central Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Great Book Discussions are held in the Board Room (2nd Floor).

September 10

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert


Luisa Etxenike

October 8

The Dream of the Red Chamber/Story of the Stone

Ts’ao Hsueh-ch’in

Professor David Coury

November 12


Nella Larsen

Professor J. Vincent Lowery

December 10

The Blue Hour

Alonso Cueto

Professor Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

“Humanities and the Professions” Forum!

The Humanities and the Professions

 Thursday, March 31, 2011

4:30-5:30 PM, MAC 120

Wondering what career you might enter after graduation? Are you interested in talking with professionals who were once humanities students too? Or are you hoping to explore some internship possibilities for the summer or next semester? Join us next Thursday for this short, informative gathering! Speakers include librarians, museum curators, current interns, and staff from Career Services among others!

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