“A History of the Future” Lunch and Learn with Professor Emeritus Dr. Bob Whalen
A History of the Future. Since today is tomorrow’s yesterday, we are already part of the history that will shape the future. So, what will, might, should tomorrow be like? What do we do, could we do, should we do today to shape tomorrow? What trends are at work today that will produce tomorrow – should we accelerate them? Transform them? We’re already making the future – but what sort of future do we want?
Teaching does not end with retirement and learning does not end with graduation. The Greenspon Center is thrilled offer the lifelong learning course featuring Dr. Robert Whalen. The course will be offered on the first Mondays of each month from October through February,12:00 to 1:30 pm in-person in the Belk Chapel. The January session will be January 9 in place of January 2.
Over the decades, Dr. Whalen taught European and American history. European history courses included surveys of British, Irish, German and Russian history, and specialized courses on the French Revolution and Nazi Germany. American history courses included surveys of religious history and the history of journalism.
Dr. Whalen has published five books: Bitter Wounds: German Victims of the Great War; Assassinating Hitler: Ethics and Resistance in Nazi Germany; Like Fire in Broomstraw: Southern Journalism and the Textile Strikes of 1929-31; Sacred Spring: God and Modernism in Fin de Siecle Vienna. His newest book is Murder, Inc. and the Moral Life: Gangsters and Gangbusters in La Guardia’s New York, published in fall 2016. Dr. Whalen received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Cornell University and his B.S. from Georgetown University.
The fee for this in-person 5 lecture/discussion series is $100. Proceeds support life long learning through the Greenspon Center. This program is free for students, staff and faculty. Financial assistance is available. The sessions will be streamed so that alumni from across the community can participate.
Monday, February 6 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1840 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274