March 25, 2019
Faculty lectures include a historical analysis of the Brexit movement and a story about Playboy magazine’s role in the Vietnam War.
by Jacqueline Flynn
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Topics: AddRan College of Liberal Arts
by Jacqueline Flynn
On Thursday, March 28, the Fort Worth community will have the opportunity to soak up lectures from select TCU faculty members as part of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts’ fifth Back to Class event.
Manochehr Dorraj, professor of political science, said that one of the goals of the event is to “strengthen the links between AddRan and TCU and the larger community of DFW.”
Dorraj will speak about the future of global power structures
Kara Vuic, the Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict and Society in 20th-Century America, will discuss the content of her book, The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines (Harvard University Press, 2019). Part of her lecture will detail the scantily clad models who were sent to Vietnam during the war to hand-deliver Playboy magazines to the American soldiers, who could then purchase a lifetime subscription to the publication.
Kara Dixon Vuic is the Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict and Society in 20th-Century America.
“I am honored to be able to think about the relationships among war, conflict and society with TCU supporters,” Vuic said.
Benjamin Hiramatsu Ireland, assistant professor of French, will discuss how nuclear testing is leading to youth activism in the climate change-tested Pacific Islands. Patricia Duncan, assistant professor of religion,will take a fresh look at the Gospel of Mark. William Meier, associate professor and chair of history, is offering a comprehensive and timely analysis of Brexit.
Back to Class doubles as an opportunity for extended education and as a fundraiser for student-centered programs in AddRan College. Guests will be able to choose to attend any two of the five lectures.
Registration for the event is available here.
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