Inaugural Chartwell Lecture: 'Winston Churchill as Author'

2012-11-30 by

The inaugural Chartwell Lecture features Ronald Cohen, professor emeritus of law at McGill University and author of a three-volume bibliography of the writings of Churchill.

Most people alive today view Churchill through his political life. They know of his leadership as a wartime prime minister. They may know of his major addresses, such as the “Iron Curtain” speech at Fulton, Mo. in 1946.

What they may not know is that Churchill reported from war zones, wrote 58 books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953.He was handsomely rewarded for his writing.

Ronald Cohen will recount the why, the when, the how and the how much of the colossal Churchillian canon.

Cohen is professor emeritus of law at McGill University and founding President of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa. He wrote the 2,200-page, three-volume Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, which the statesman’s daughter Mary Soames called “a massive monument” to her father’s industry and genius.

This is another in the series of free public lectures organized by those who formerly conducted the Polaris Lectures at UAA. Sponsored by UAA Department of Political Science and College of Arts and Sciences; with assistance from KLEF, Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Right Honourable Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society of Alaska.

This event was podcast on Nov. 29, 2012, the day before Churchill’s birthday.



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Alaska Women in Design: A Panel Discussion

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The Alaska Women in Design introduces Architect Catherine Call, owner of Blue Sky Studio, and Grant Larsen, Anchorage Business Advisor for Alaska Small Business Development Center to discuss business ownership, start-up challenges and keys to success in regard to women in design.

This event was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Nov. 29, 2012.



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Readings from undergraduate creative writing students, Fall 2012

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This podcast presents students reading their own work. The program is introduced by Aisha Barnes of the Department of English.

This event was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Nov. 29, 2012.



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Curtis Murphy: 'From Federalism to Centralism: The Enlightenment of Eastern Europe'

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Curtis Murphy teaches in the History Department at UAA. In this talk he shares a new way to understand political developments and the role of government from 1700-1900 in Eastern Europe by looking at the vibrant tradition of local self government.

Currently he is working on a book that discusses the conflict between the Enlightenment Era centralization policies and the dynamics of urban self government in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Russia.

This event was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Nov. 26, 2012.



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'What you need to know about Wi-Fi security, but were afraid to ask," with UAA's Rex Plunkett

2012-11-30 by

In this podcast, UAA assistant professor Rex Plunkett offers informal tips and advice on cyber security, the Internet and changing technologies. Plunkett teaches in the Computer Networking and Office Technologies Department at UAA.

This event was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Nov. 20, 2012.



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