The 1970s: Activism: Voices for Change

History Symposium

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.  

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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


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