Using History To Understand Present

Department of History is hosting lecture series throughout March

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Using History To Understand Present

The Trump's America Lecture Series will continue through March of 2017

Sara Ridgway

The Kean University Department of History's lecture series "Using History to Understand Trump's America" is currently underway. 

The first lecture took place Friday, February 24, 2017 and the focus was "Immigration and Religion in Trump's America."

The next lecture was on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theatre. The focus of this lecture is "Asia in Trump's World." Speakers are Dr. Sue Gronewold and Dr. Xurong Kong. 

There are two more lectures held in the series at the end of March. "Thinking with History in the Trump Era" will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. It will be held in the MSC Little Theatre with speakers Dr. Dennis Klein, Dr. Jonathan Mercantini and Dr. Brian Regal. 

Following this will be the lecture of "George Orwell's 1984: A Banned Book Reading" in room 111 of Townsend Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:15 p.m.

At all lectures, light refreshments will be served for guests.

Kong of the Department of History said that students do not need to pre-register for the events and can simply show up to the location of the desired lecture.

"[Students] will realize how history can help us to understand [the] present," Kong said. 

More information about the lecture series can be found by contacting the Kean University Department of History. Call (908) 737-0250, email or visit the Kean University website

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Sara Ridgway is double majoring in a marketing and communication with a concentration in media and film. She works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte. Now entering her junior year at Kean University, Ridgway is currently honing her skills as she prepares for a career as a reporter upon graduation. In addition to being a well-rounded student, Ridgway has a variety of interests outside of the classroom. Ridgway plays for the Kean University women's volleyball team and also enjoys snowboarding, photography and other outdoor activities. She also has aspirations of travelling the world and working as a reporter abroad.