Your Neighborhood Professor Series starts Nov. 2 at Library

 

Your Neighborhood Professor Series starts Nov. 2 at Library

(Ferndale Public Library, 10/19/2011)

Got a hankering for some knowledge? Your neighborhood professor has got you covered! Beginning Nov. 2, the Ferndale Public Library will launch a three-month program featuring local professors speaking on an area of their expertise. The free program is designed to bring the professor to the public in an informal environment.

Wednesday, November 2

7:00 PM

Ferndale Public Library

Better Ways to Choose our Leaders?

Presented by Kevin Deegan-Krause, political science professor at Wayne State University

Why are so many people dissatisfied with democracy? Are there any ways we could do it better? One week before Ferndale holds its 2011 municipal elections Professor Deegan-Krause will lead an interactive presentation that looks at the origins and consequences of our winner-take-all electoral system.

Wednesday, December 7

7:00 PM

Ferndale Public Library

Pearl Harbor and its Lasting Effects

Presented by Brad Roth, professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University

This presentation will focus on the daunting questions about the role of law in bridling the exercise of power, both at home and abroad, in the service of national security. Legal precedents from that conflict continue to haunt U.S. constitutional jurisprudence.

Wednesday, January 4

7:00 PM

Ferndale Public Library

The Virtues and Vices of Conspiracy

Presented by Mark Huston, assistant professor of Philosophy at Schoolcraft College

This presentation will look at some of the recent academic and popular literature on conspiracy theories in order to explore reasoning, explanation, and other topics of philosophical interest.

 

Your Neighborhood Professor Series starts Nov. 2 at Library

Note:  One reference in this article stated the event was Nov. 6, which was from the FPL press release.  The correct date is Nov. 2.

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