Dr. Nini Bautista will present “Vignettes of a Woman Who Didn’t Want To Be A Nuclear Safeguard Inspector” or “How One Survived The Gender Bias In The Nuclear World.”
Dr. Nini Bautista, the first nuclear inspector in China, worked as a research scientist with the Philippine Atomic Energy Commission from 1964 to 1985 and with the UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, from 1985 to 1998. She holds degrees from a number of institutes of higher learning, including the University of the Philippines, Manila, and the Universidad de Madrid, Spain, where she earned a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry. Dr. Batista lives in Charlotte, where she has been recognized with countless awards and certificates of service.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, March 13, 2015
David Cable, executive director of Trees Charlotte, will discuss “Charlotte’s Trees.”
Trees Charlotte is a public/private collaborative dedicated to planting 15,000 trees annually, primarily through volunteer efforts. The organization stresses the importance of Charlotte’s tree canopy and recommends ways to plant and preserve trees.
Prior to joining Trees Charlotte, Mr. Cable served seven years as the leader of the Catawba Land Conservancy, a land conservation non-profit group and one of the first land trusts to be nationally accredited. In 2007, Mr. Cable began the Carolina Thread Trail project, a connected network of trails and conservation areas across 15 counties in two states.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, March 20, 2015
Dr. Beth Whitaker, will discuss “U.S. Policy Toward Africa.” A Great Decisions speaker.
Dr. Beth Whitaker, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will discuss “U.S. Policy Toward Africa,” the third talk in the Great Decisions Series. Dr. Whitaker’s, research focuses on African international relations with an emphasis on migration and security issues. As a Fulbright Scholar in Kenya in 2005-06, she conducted research on U.S.- Kenyan relations in the context of the war on terror. Her articles have appeared in International Migration Review, International Affairs, the Journal of Asian and African Studies and other publications. Dr. Whitaker received her Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, March 27, 2015
Dr. Daniel White will discuss “India’s Changing Course.” A Great Decisions speaker.
Dr. Daniel White, an associate professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present the fourth talk in the Great Decisions series. He will discuss “India’s Changing Course.” Dr. White began teaching at UNC Charlotte in 1971. He specializes in courses in Hinduism and in religions of India and South Asia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, April 3, 2015
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.