Lecture Night: From Traditions to Tariffs: Exploring Cultures, Arts, and Politics

Join us in the bookstore to hear mini lectures by Wake Forest University professors. Each mini lecture also serves as a preview for a course that will be offered through WFU's Lifelong Learning Program in Spring 2020. All are welcome.

Bernadine Barnes
Florence: The City, its People and its Art: This course will focus on the city of Florence before, during and beyond the Renaissance. How did Florence become such a center of art and culture?

Phillip Batten
Sex, Power, and Intimate Relationships: Our culture seems to simultaneously obsess about sex and trivialize it. In this course we will examine psychological theories that attempt to explain human sexual behavior.

Andrew Gurstelle
African Art Worldwide: Introduction to the visual arts of Africa with an emphasis on how these works relate to global exchanges, movements, and diaspora. Every class features authentic artworks from the WFU Museum of Anthropology collections for close-up inspection.

Kate Storhoff
Carolina In my Mind: What does North Carolina sound like? This course explores the music of North Carolina, primarily focusing on the blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, country, and other popular music of the twentieth century.

John Dalton
Tariffs, Tradewars, & the Global Economy: This course provides an overview of the economics of international trade. The content of the course will cover four main areas: 1) the patterns of international trade in the data, 2) the theory of international trade, 3) the design and use of different trade policies, and 4) the effects of trade policies on the economy.

Cynthia Kasee
Native North Carolina History: What we now call “home” (North Carolina), was once the homeland of several Indigenous nations. The disparate, yet intersecting histories of these nations are fascinating insights into America’s history of Indigenous relations, as well as the last several decades’ efforts by Native nations to take their history (and future) into their own hands.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
634 W. Fourth St. #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101