Scarlett Fever: Gone with the Wind
Friday, October 18, 2013
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA award of Merit. Most recently, for his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on numerous PBS television stations. The author of ten books published in the U.S. England, and Japan, Dr. Engel has also written four plays that have been produced in recent years. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines, and he has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital which Dickens helped found in London in 1852.ere he won the university’s outstanding teacher award. For his scholarship and teaching, Dr. Engel received North Carolina’s Adult Education Award, North Carolina State’s Alumni Professorship, and the Victorian Society’s Award.
Challenges and Changes in Healthcare, Medicine, & Medical Research
Friday, November 15, 2013
Veteran journalist, author, and commentator Ceci Connolly is managing director of PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI), a research organization dedicated to objective analysis on the issues, policies, and trends in health care. She is a board member for the non-profit Whitman Walker Health and is the first non-physician to receive the Mayo Clinic’s prestigious Plummer Society Award for promoting a deeper understanding of science and medicine. She is also the co-author of Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All. As national healthcare correspondent for the Washington Post, she chronicled enactment of the Affordable Care Act and produced articles on bioterrorism, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, skyrocketing medical bills, physician-assisted suicide, stem cells, and the Terri Schiavo case. A frequent guest on television and radio, she has appeared on PBS’ Washington Week, The Early Show on CBS, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show and news programs on MSNBC and the Fox News Channel. In addition she has lectured at the National Press Club, the Chautauqua Institution, the Cleveland Clinic, and numerous universities and health care conferences. A graduate of Boston College, Ms. Connolly was the recipient of a fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
National and International Affairs: The View from Washington
Friday, January 17, 2014
Stephen F. Hayes is a a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and a Fox News contributor. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Reason, National Review and many other publications for whom he has written extensively about national politics, international affairs, and the country’s current political leadership. Mr. Hayes is a regular member of Bret Baier’s “Fox News All Stars” and a frequent panelist on Fox New Sunday and he has also been a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Hardball with Chris Matthews, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Before joining Fox, Mr. Hayes was part of CNN’s Best Political Team on Television, which won a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 elections. A graduate of DePauw University, he studied public policy at Georgetown University and received his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Learning to Live with Terrorism: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Atlantic
Friday, February 14, 2014
Ami Pedahzur is a distinguished scholar with a fresh perspective on terrorism based on research at both Israeli and U.S. universities. A native of Israel, he received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Haifa where he was also taught, served as a senior fellow at the university’s National Security Studies Center, and was a member of its terrorism research team. Before coming to the University of Texas as a Donald D. Harrington fellow in 2004, he taught at the University of Nevada. Dr. Pedahzur currently serves as Professor of Government and Middle Eastern Studies, as head of the Israeli Collaborative Studies at the university’s Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, as a distinguished fellow of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and as associate editor of the journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism as well as an editorial board member of the journals Armed Forces & Society, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Civil Wars. The author of seven books and a myriad of articles, his most recent titles include The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right, The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism, and Suicide Terrorism. A frequent nation-wide lecturer on terrorism, he is the recipient of numerous awards including UT’s President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.