St. Norbert Lecture Series to Begin Jan. 17

St. Norbert College faculty and staff will take part in a series of lectures at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek this winter. The Saturday lectures, which begin Jan. 17 and run through Feb. 28, will focus on a variety of social, political and cultural issues. All lectures start at 9 am and are free and open to the public, though freewill donations are encouraged.

Jan. 17: Ozum Yesiltas, visiting professor of political science, on “The ISIS Threat: The Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria”

Jan. 24: Ivy Cargile, assistant professor of political science, on “Competing for the Governor’s Mansion: The 2014 Election Between Burke & Walker”

Jan. 31: Robert Pyne, senior director of community engagement, on “Hopeful Realism: A Vision for Human Rights after 2014”

Feb. 21: John Holder, professor of philosophy, on “Buddhism in Sri Lanka: A Philosophical and Cultural Tour”

Feb. 28: Gratzia Villaroel, associate academic dean of global affairs and associate professor of political science, on “Bolivia’s Economic Miracle Under Evo Morales: Indigenous Identity and 21st Century Caudillismo”

For more information on the lecture series, visit or contact Jennifer DuPont at [email protected].