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The Contemporary History Project at Wilkes University

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The Contemporary History Project at Wilkes University Panel Discussion

Featuring panelists:

  • Dr. John Hepp, Professor of History
  • Dr. Akira Shimizu, Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Tom Baldino, Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Andreea Maierean, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Topic: “Confederate statues, political divisions and the future of history"
When: 4 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Where: Henry Student Center, Miller Room

The event is free and open to the public.

The contemporary history projectAgnieszka Tuszynska

Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY

Topic:  “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno's Black Fury"
When: 4 p.m. • Friday, April 21, 2017
Where: Breiseth Hall, Room 106

The event is free and open to the public.

Control over the OilMarta Musso

Cambridge University

Topic:  Control over the oil: 100 years of reasonable delusions
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Place: E.S. Farley Library

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The event is free and open to the public.


Dan Bisbee

University of Pittsburgh

Topic:  Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban conflict in Iraq before and after the ‘Surge’
Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Place: Henry Student Center, Miller Room

The event is free and open to the public.

Speaker Bio: 

Dan Bisbee discusses major trends in urban conflict and provides an analysis of warfare and governance in the cities of Iraq over the past decade. This includes episodes of  U.S.-led counterinsurgency and reconstruction missions, and a review of the conditions that have enabled Islamic State militants to seize, hold, and govern Iraqi cities and territory. Currently, Mr. Bisbee is a doctoral candidate in Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School for Public and International Affairs.  His work builds upon his service on the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team as both a US Army officer and a State Department political officer from 2005-2008.  He holds a BA in American history from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and an MA in World History from Pittsburgh. He hails from Selinsgrove, PA. 

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