First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

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All First Wednesdays events are free and open to the public!

Wed 06

Arguing about Civility

March 6
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Middlebury political scientist Sarah Stroup focuses on two questions for both local and national discourse: What topics are suitable for public discussion? And how can we facilitate productive disagreements? She explores how to deliberate hot topics in ways that are respectful and ultimately helpful. Read More »
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Wed 10

Amelia

April 10
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
The mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937 often overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra examines the remarkable life of the aviation legend.  Read More »
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Wed 01

Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Partnership

May 1
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance. Read More »
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