Spring history lectures

Early-Vreeland Lecture: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, VH1000. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss how capitalism can be overcome through increased democracy using the recent global economic crisis as an example. Wolff’s approach will help explain recent problems with globalization, including the current populist backlash that is sweeping the world.

Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, SUB 3200.  Saul Cornell, speaking on “Race and The Second Amendment.”  Prof. Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University, author of A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers of the Origins of Gun Control in America, will explore the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment by examining the constitutional arguments over the right to bear arms in relation to slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Reconstruction Era.