Ruth Pauley Lecture Series announces 2022-23 speakers

Established in 1987 to deepen society’s understanding of key issues and encourage public participation in their resolution, The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series has long provided residents of the Sandhills and surrounding areas with the opportunity to benefit – at no charge – from a roster of renowned thinkers, statesmen, artists, and other extraordinary speakers.

For the upcoming 2022-2023 season, the series is pleased to present:

HUNGERING FOR CHANGE: FOOD JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dr. Marcia Chatelain: Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, National Endowment for the Humanities faculty fellow, and Andrew Carnegie Foundation fellow. Dr. Chatelain is a frequent lecturer on race, culture, and women’s issues, and noted author of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History award-winning book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL: SOLDIER AND STATESMAN OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Dr. Mark Stoler: Professor emeritus of history at the University of Vermont, one of the country’s foremost Marshall Scholars, award-winning author and co-editor of numerous books on military history, including his acclaimed biography, George C. Marshall: American Statesman of the American Century. Dr. Stoler has been a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval War College, the University of Haifa in Israel, the U.S. Military History Institute, Williams College, and Washington and Lee University.

HISTORY IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

John Hood: Author, syndicated columnist on politics and public policy for multiple North Carolina newspapers, and frequent radio and television commentator. Mr. Hood helped establish the John Locke Foundation, a North Carolina conservative think tank in 1990, served as its president for two decades and then chaired its board of directors. He teaches at Duke University’s School for Public Policy and serves on the faculty and as board chairman of the N.C. Institute of Political Leadership.

THE GUT BRAIN CONNECTION: NEW APPROACHES TO MENTAL HEALTH

Thursday, February 9, 2022

Dr. Karen D. Sullivan: Founder of the Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain and Memory Clinic and the I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN education program, former Assistant Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In 2019, Dr. Sullivan released her Interactive Stroke Recovery Guide and her I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN Facebook Live Lectures reaching countless numbers world-wide with her message of evidence-based brain health.

WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE A SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Prof. James E. Coleman: Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Responsibility, Director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, and the John Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law, at Duke University Law School. Earlier in private practice with a major D.C. based international law firm, Professor Coleman specialized in federal court and administrative litigation while also representing defendants in capital crime collateral proceedings and maintained an active role with the American Bar Association where he served as Chair of its Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project.

GLOBAL INITIATIVE LEAD: FOOD LOSS AND WASTE

Thursday, April 20, 2022

Pete Pearson: Director of Food Waste for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pearson’s work focuses on food recovery and waste prevention and developing an understanding of the intersection of agriculture and wildlife conservation. He has led national and local sustainability programs in 37 states, is a co-founder of the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and a partner with Transcend Productions, specializing in documentary story telling.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 7:00 pm in the recently renovated Owens Auditorium at the Bradford Performing Arts Center on the Sandhills Community College campus on Airport Road. All lectures are free and open to the public, typically last a comfortable 90 minutes with the opportunity for audience members to pose questions, and frequently are followed by an informal gathering with the speaker in the rotunda.

For more information, visit www.ruthpauley.org and follow the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series on Facebook.

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