Past + Present

Past Events:


"The War on Terror at 20 Years: Lessons Learned" Faculty Speakers: Dr. Alissa Walter, Dr. Sara Shaban, and Dr. Mohammad Qadam Shah (To watch this recorded event, click here.)


  • "Can the American Church Survive?" Faculty Panel: Dr. Mike Hamilton, Dr. Joshua Tom, and Rev. Lisa Ishihara (To watch this recorded event, click here.)
  • "Can Democracy Survive?" - Fall Quarter Faculty Panel: Dr. Becky Hughes, Dr. Owen Ewald, Dr. Peg Achterman, Dr. Caleb Henry (To watch this recorded event, click here.) 
  • "Can Our Cities Survive?" - Winter Quarter Faculty Panel: Dr. Zhiguo Ye, Dr. Karen Snedker, Dr. Lane Seeley (To watch this recorded event, here.)


  • "Hong Kong Protests Explained": Faculty Panel with Dr. Zhiguo Ye, Dr. Brad Murg, and Dr. Xu Bian
  • "Women (and Men) in Family Formation in South Korea": Guest Speaker Dr. Hyeyoung Woo
  • "Gun Violence and the 2nd Amendment, Past and Present: Faculty Panel with Dr. Bill Woodward, Dr. Caleb Henry, and Dr. Karen Snedker
  • "Why Classical Music Isn't Boring: The Effects of Historical Context on Our Listening" - Dr. Christopher Hanson
  • "Cultural Genocide in China: How Uyghur Families are Dealing with Mass Incarceration" - Guest Speaker Dr. Bill Clark
  • "Forced Migration and Confinement: From Japanese Internment to the US border today" - Dr. Bill Woodward
  • "Does the U.S. Torture?" Dr. Alissa Walter 


  • "The Islamic State (ISIS)" - Dr. Alissa Walter
  • "Brexit" - Dr. Becky Hughes
  • "Science in the News" - Dr. Rod Stiling
  • "China and the Trade War" - Dr. Zhiguo Ye