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St. Norbert College Announces 2015 Door County Lecture Series Lineup

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From St. Norbert College, November 21, 2014
by Erich Wegenke,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College faculty and staff will take part in a series of lectures at the Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek. The Saturday lectures, which begin Jan. 17 and run through Feb. 28, will focus on a variety of social, political and cultural issues. All lectures start at 9 a.m. and are free and open to the public, though freewill donations are encouraged.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 17: Ozum Yesiltas, visiting professor of political science, on "The ISIS Threat: The Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria"

Saturday, Jan. 24: Ivy Cargile, assistant professor of political science, on "Competing for the Governor's Mansion: The 2014 Election Between Burke & Walker"

Saturday, Jan. 31: Robert Pyne, senior director of community engagement, on "Hopeful Realism: A Vision for Human Rights after 2014"

Saturday, Feb. 21: John Holder, professor of philosophy, on "Buddhism in Sri Lanka: A Philosophical and Cultural Tour"

Saturday, Feb. 28: Gratzia Villaroel, associate academic dean of global affairs and associate professor of political science, on "Bolivia's Economic Miracle Under Evo Morales: Indigenous Identity and 21st Century Caudillismo"

For more information on the lecture series, visit or contact Jennifer DuPont at

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