The High Noon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Marketing & Public Relations Department at Furman University.
March 6, 2013 - ObamaCare - How will it affect you?
It all depends on who you are. Different people will be affected in different ways. Dr. Caterisano will take a broad look at the rules and regulations of the Affordable Care Act and talk about how it will impact various sub-populations of Americans.
February 27, 2013 - John B. Watson: The Misbehaving Behaviorist
John Broadus Watson, known as the “Father of Behavioral Psychology,” was born in Travelers Rest in 1878 and earned a master’s degree from Furman in 1899. Watson’s notoriety emerged not just for his influential views on psychology and social science research, but for his tempestuous personal life. Learn about his work, his legacy and his antics from Dr. Brewer, Furman’s award-winning psychology professor.
February 20, 2013 - The Arab Spring: Prospects for Democratization
Since 2010 several Arab nations have successfully overthrown long-lasting dictatorships in the hope that such revolutions would lead to democratic forms of governance. Yet many complications indicate that the process might be more agonizing than the initial enthusiasm suggested. Dr. Yildirim will examine the current state of the democratic transitions in these Arab countries and look at how the new constitutions cater to the supporters of democracy. He will also discuss how Islamists fit into the larger picture.
February 6, 2013 - Peterson v. Greenville: Desegregating Lunch Counters in the Era of Civil Rights
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case "Peterson v. Greenville," which deemed Greenville's segregation ordinances unconstitutional and effectively desegregated lunch counters throughout the country. Dr. Tollison talks about the landmark case and the leading role Greenville played during the Civil Rights Movement.
January 23, 2013 - The Electric Oratory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To say that Martin Luther King's oratory is electric means that it exerted a force on the environment around it. This force led to transformations in the will of citizens needing, praying and calling for social change. Dr. Cynthia King (no relation) discusses the characteristics of King's oratory that electrified a movement and changed the consciousness of a nation.
November 14, 2012 - Is the United States in Decline?
Scholars and commentators around the world have been sorrowfully (or gleefully) proclaiming the end of the American era in global politics. Are they correct? Is America in steep decline? If so, what will a world without a strong United States look like in 50 years? If not, how long will America be able to manage an increasingly complex global community?