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CLASS Presents 2015-16 Great Minds Lecture Series

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CreativeMind_blueThe Georgia Southern University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) presents the 2015-16 Great Minds Lecture Series.

The Great Minds Lecture Series consist of six lectures from CLASS’ distinguished faculty on topics of interest to the Statesboro community. All lectures start at 5:30 p.m. in Russell Union room 2048.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Matthew Flynn, Ph.D., opens the lecture series with a Nov. 12 lecture titled “The Dilemma of High-Priced Medicines.”

Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D., will present the first lecture of the new year. She will present a lecture entitled “Socially Responsible Businesses: Introducing the Benefit Corporation, an Innovation or a Marketing Tool?”

Jacek Lubecki, Ph.D., will wrap up the lecture series on April 27 with a presentation entitled “ISIS and al-Qaeda as Global Rebels. A Broader Historical Perspective.”

2015-16 Great Minds Lecture Series

Nov. 12 – Matthew Flynn, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Department of Political Science and International Studies
The Dilemma of High-Priced Medicines

Jan. 20 – Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D., Institute for Public & Nonprofit Studies
Socially Responsible Businesses: Introducing the Benefit Corporation, an Innovation or a Marketing Tool?

Feb. 9 – Chad Posick, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Exposed and Vulnerable: The Consequences of Violence and What Schools, Families, and Communities Can do to Keep Children Healthy

March 8 – Jason Hoelscher, M.F.A., Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
Art, Information, and Complexity

March 22 – Juanjuan Peng, Ph.D., Department of History
Selling a Healthy Lifestyle in Late Qing China: Commercial Advertisements for Hygienic Products in the Dagong bao, 1902-1911

April 27 – Jacek Lubecki, Ph.D., Department of Political Science and International Studies
ISIS and al-Qaeda as Global Rebels: A Broader Historical Perspective

All Great Minds Lectures start at 5:30 p.m. in Russell Union room 2048

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. For more information, visit class.georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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