Dr. Richard J. Chacon, an associate professor of anthropology at Winthrop University, will present “The Inkas, Empire of the Sun.”
Dr. Chacon has conducted anthropological investigations throughout Latin America. His research interests include Human Behavioral Ecology, Natural Resource Conservation, Ethno-History, Ancient Warfare. Ritual Violence, Archeology and many more topics. Dr. Chacon currently serves as editor of Springer’s Anthropology and Ethics Series. His many publications are too numerous to mention in this limited space. Dr. Chacon earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, April 10, 2015
Dr. Brian Jones, our fourth speaker in the Great Decisions Series, is an assistant professor of history at Johnson. C. Smith University. Dr. Jones’ topic will be “Russia.”
He holds degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned a doctorate in history from Kansas State University, where he completed a dissertation on President Eisenhower’s use of the nuclear weapon for national security. His areas of interest include the American presidency, the Cold War and the political and cultural impact of the atomic weapon. At JCSU, Dr. Jones has taught courses in the Cold War, North Carolina history and U.S. diplomatic history since 2007.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, April 17, 2015
Dr. Loren Fauchier, Global Education Director at Providence Day School, will return this year to discuss “A Changing Tibet.”
The lecture is based on the time that he spent in that country and it promises to be as interesting as all of his previous Senior Scholar programs. Dr. Fauchier completed his undergraduate degree in Government at California State University, Sacramento, his Master of Arts in Political Science at University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at the University of Washington. He also completed the graduate degree program at Johns Hopkins University—Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Dr. Fauchier taught at Queens University for 17 years before he assumed his present position at Providence Day School.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, April 24, 2015
NO REGULAR MEETING TODAY
(Field trip to James K. Polk State Historic Site planned. Limited to 25 people who register in advance. See below for more information.)
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, May 1, 2015
Jim Meena, Opera Carolina’s General Director & Principal Conductor since 2000, will return to present an update.
He consistently earns critical acclaim for his artistic vision and dynamic presence on the podium. The maestro has appeared as guest conductor with major orchestras and opera companies in the United States, Italy, Taipei, Korea, Canada and Mexico.
Upcoming Field Trips
Senior Scholars Field Trip for Friday, April 24, 2015