9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday
10 am - 4 pm Phone(775) 333-9300
Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
This history symposium offers an in-depth examination of the 1970s decade with educational and entertaining programs by national and local scholars, historians and authors.
2017 History Symposium Partial Presenter List:
· David Farber, Ph.D., Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of History, University of Kansas, and author. Topic: the Iran hostage crisis and America's first encounter with radical Islam
· Thomas Borstelmann, Ph.D., Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author. Topic: the exploration of how the 1970s forged the contours of contemporary America
· Gary R. Edgerton, Ph.D., Dean of College of Communication, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, and author. Topic: television in the 1970s and its influential social force on us then and now
· James Lileks, columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, syndicated political humor columnist, blogger and author. Topic: a humorous look at 1970s culture including "hideous" interior design, fashion, etc.
· Elizabeth Raymond, Ph.D., History Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, and author. Topic: the women movement in the 1970s, dismantling inequity in laws, opening participation on a public political level, etc.
· Alicia Barber, Ph.D., author, historian and consultant. Topic: the transformation of Nevada/Reno in the 1970s
· Xiaoyu Pu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno, and author Topic: Nixon's visit to China and Chinese foreign policy
· William N. Cathey, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Instruction and Undergraduate Programs, Professor of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno (retired). Topic: automobiles and automotive industry in the 1970s