Chartwell Lecture: 'Turkey, ISIS, and the Implications for the United States'

2016-03-03 by News, Sports, and Art

In the first Chartwell Lecture of 2016, Professor Sinan Ciddi, director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, speaks on: “Turkey, ISIS, and the Implications for the United States.” Please join us for a fascinating look at political changes in Turkey, one of America’s NATO allies, and how the future of the Middle East will be affected by Turkish and American foreign policies toward ISIS. Organized by the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Chartwell Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about this and upcoming lectures in the Chartwell and the William H. Seward Lecture Series, please visit the UAA Department of Political Science webpage.

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Chartwell Lecture, Jonathan Adelman: 'China in Crisis - Will It Become a Super Power in the Next Two Decades?'

2015-01-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Jonathan Adelman, Ph.D., professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, addresses the question: “China in Crisis: Will it Become a Superpower in the Next Two Decades?”  

Adelman is both a distinguished scholar and talented public lecturer, with remarkable range and depth. His areas of regional expertise span China, Russia, the Middle East and Israel.

Over the course of his career, he has accumulated a deep record of academic publications, and has lectured at leading universities in Europe and America, including Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley, Cambridge and Central European University in Budapest.

He has also contributed to international diplomacy on behalf of the United States government and business firms, and has been a featured speaker on many international speaking tours. His contributions to public awareness of international affairs include op-eds and guest appearances for leading news outlets, including CNN, the Huffington Post, and Fox News, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News and NBC News.

We are especially grateful for the support of Mr. David Gottstein, who has made this lecture possible.  

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Jonathan Adelman
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Justin D. Lyons

2014-12-05 by News, Sports, and Art

Justin D. Lyons, associate professor of history and political science at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, delivered the next talk in the Chartwell Lecture Series. In a lecture titled “Deserve Victory: The Statesmanship of Winston S. Churchill,” Lyons considers the classical idea of statesmanship and ask whether Churchill deserves to be called a statesman.

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Chartwell Lecture: Kevin Patterson, Anchorage Opera

2014-07-25 by

Kevin Patterson, executive director of Anchorage Opera, will deliver the upcoming Chartwell Lecture, “Have Courage: Sustaining the Arts in a Time of Cultural and Economic Uncertainty.”

For more than two decades, Patterson has thrived as producer, director and educator in hundreds of creative projects, spanning live performance, video and digital media. A passionate evangelist for the power of the creative process to stimulate dialogue and action, Patterson sees the arts as the creative soul of strong communities. Since 2012, he has served as executive director of the Anchorage Opera Company. He was previously associated with Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Chicago. Patterson graduated from Indiana University, where he earned a B.A. in music; he also holds an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University. A frequent guest lecturer at universities around the country, he consults with local governments on the economic effects and strategic implications of the arts.

The Chartwell Lecture Series, which takes its name from Winston S. Churchill’s country house in Kent, offers stimulating programs on a wide range of subjects in the humanities and liberal arts to citizens of Alaska. Organized by the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the lectures are free and open to the public. They thrive because of the interest and support of their audience.

For more information about this and upcoming lectures, please visit the UAA Department of Political Science webpage.

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Story on Kevin Patterson, Anchorage Opera
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Chartwell Lecture- 'Winston Churchill the Artist' with Paul Courtenay

2014-01-08 by News, Sports, and Art

Recorded Dec. 3, 2013
Paul Courtenay describes how Winston Churchill came to painting somewhat late in life as a result of his political situation; how his artistic work dovetailed with his political and family activities; and how he approached painting as a gifted amateur.
About the lecturer:
After attending Malvern College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Paul Courtenay was commissioned in The Royal Sussex Regiment (which merged with three others to become The Queen’s Regiment a third of the way into his 35-year career). In this capacity, he served in Germany, the Far East, Gibraltar, Libya, Malta, Aden, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. He also spent three years as a pilot in the Army Air Corps, flying in East Africa, Kuwait and Cyprus. He attended the British Army Staff College at Camberley and the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Va. His final army years were spent as a lieutenant colonel in a series of key staff posts in the U.K. Ministry of Defence.

After leaving the army, he worked in television for two years and then at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the City of London. His principal interest for many years has been heraldry and he teaches a course in this subject each year. He has been very much involved with the world of Sir Winston Churchill since 1998, first as honorary secretary of the International Churchill Society (UK), then as chairman when it changed its name to The Churchill Centre–UK and now as a member of the centre’s advisory board, as well as a senior editor of Finest Hour.

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