Seward Lecture: David Azzerad on "Equalizing Opportunity: How Far Should We Go?

2014-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

In this Seward Lecture, David Azzerad, director of the Simon Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., addresses the question, “Equalizing Opportunity: How Far Should We Go?”

David Azerrad devotes his time and research to America’s founding principles, exploring the American political tradition with policymakers, political leaders and the public at large, and connecting our founding principles to the thorny questions of the day. Before joining Heritage in 2010, he spent two years at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni promoting civic literacy. In 2007, he was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute in California. His writings have appeared in The Times of London (writing as a correspondent in Malaysia), New York Daily News, The Washington Times, National Review Online and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. A native of Canada, Azerrad received his first degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.A. in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa.

The William H. Seward Lecture Series, founded in 2013 by Professor Guy Burnett of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia while he was teaching in the UAA Department of Political Science, takes its name from the American statesman who served successively as Governor of and U.S. Senator from New York before becoming Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In 1867, he was instrumental in arranging the American purchase of Alaska from Russia. The Seward Lecture program, organized by the UAA Department of Political Science, focuses on political issues and policies of interest to Alaskans and Americans. Its lectures are free and open to the public. They thrive because of the interest and support of their audience.

This event was recorded in Library 307 on Monday Oct. 20, 2014.

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Black Student Union panel on Ferguson, Mo. 10-21-2014

2014-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

The Black Student Union at UAA hosted a panel discussion on the ongoing civil unrest in Ferguson Missouri after the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown. BSU president Andrew Freed introduced panelists Dwayne Jones, retired APD officer, Stephanie Thorn, former assistant attorney general for Missouri now residing in Anchorage, history professor Ian Hartman and English professor Jervette Ward.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 21. 2014.

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