2020 Summer Seminar Series boasts eclectic line-up, occurs every Thursday starting June 4

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting the 2020 Summer Seminar Series in a virtual format. All of the sessions are free and open to the public. The series boasts an eclectic line-up of topics from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday starting June 4 and ending on Aug. 13.

The sessions will highlight the talent and diversity of the NAU faculty, visiting scholars and expert community members. Topics cover varying degrees of international affairs, politics, foreign policy and responses to COVID-19. Each session will leave time for questions and answers following the presentation. Additional information and the Zoom link can be found on the SBS website.

The full series schedule is below.

June 4: How come nobody told me we are in a (cyber) war?

  • Lawrence Husick, co-chairman, Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism

June 11: New World, New Threats: Russia’s Quest for Power

  • Gretchen Gee, principal lecturer, NAU Department of Politics and International Affairs

June 18: The Search for Water on Mars

  • Nadine Barlow, Chair, NAU Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science

June 25: Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Ramifications for U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Faten Ghosn, associate professor, University of Arizona’s School of Government and Public Policy

July 2: The Response to COVID-19 in Singapore

  • Derek Heng, chair, NAU Department of History

July 9: Taking My German Father to a Former Nazi Labor Camp

  • Björn Krondorfer, Martin-Springer Institute Endowed Chair, NAU Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

July 16: Pandemic Response in a Federalist System: Analyzing the United States Response to COVID-19

  • Christine Crudo Blackburn, deputy director, Texas A&M University’s Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program

July 23: Economic Impacts of COVID-19

  • Rick Szal, lecturer, NAU W.A. Franke College of Business

July 30: Updates on U.S. Supreme Court Cases

  • Greg Sakall, professor of practice, UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law

Aug. 6: Local Response to COVID-19

  • Mayor Coral Evans, City of Flagstaff

Aug. 13: Civility in American Politics

  • Glen Smith, professor, University of North Georgia’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs