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Dr. William Brandon 
Great Decisions Topic: Persian Gulf Security

Dr Hugh Dussek, Central Piedmont Community College
The Scots-Irish and the Founding of Mecklenburg

Jack Christine, Chief Operating Officer of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Managing Airport Expansion During a Pandemic

Dr Hye-Sung Kim, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Winthrop University
Great Decisions Topic: Korean Peninsula with Dr. Hye-Sung Kim

Dr. David T. Young, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte
U.S. Infrastructure: the Future is Now

Dave Gessner, Chair of Creative Writing, UNC
Leave It as It Is: A Journey through Teddy Roosevelt’s American Wilderness

Dr. Mark Kelso PhD, 
Great Decisions Topic: BREXIT and the European Union

Dr. Jill Yavorsky, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organizational Science UNC Charlotte
Gender Equality in Work and Family: Current Trends and Solutions

Dr. Katie Passaretti, Atrium
Covid-19 Lessons Learned in the Past Year

Sharon L. Graber, Chancellor, UNC Charlotte
Why Great Cities Need Great Public Research Universities

C Mellisa “Missy” Owen, Partner: Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen
Searching for Justice in a Pandemic

Dr Todd Herman, President, Mint Museum
Minted Master: a look at the Old Master collection at the Mint Museum

Alexa Royden, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Political Science & Sociology Department,Queens University
Great Decisions Topic: China and Africa

Dr Robert Zubrin, Mars Society
The Case for Space

Jane Zimmerman, John and Ruth McGee Director Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson College
The Role of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic

Liz Clasen-Kelly, CEO Roof Above
The Roots and Reality of Homelessness


Dr. Derek Raghavan, MD, Levine Cancer Institute



Frye Gaillard, Author

The Turbulent ’60s: Lessons and Warnings for Our Time

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