Fall 2010

The Fall 2010 Global Issues Colloquium kicks off at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in Magruder Hall 2001 with “,” a presentation by Carlos Wexler of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri.

A Brief History of Energy

The session will discuss the nature and origin of energy, as well as the co-evolution of energy with society.

Wexler will explore both the environmental advantages and the problems associated with society’s use of energy. He will also present a brief overview of past energy revolutions and describe the current efforts to replace petroleum with alternative fuels, especially with regard to transportation.

The Colloquium will continue on Oct. 7 in Baldwin Hall 176 with Dr. Benjamin Alire Saenz of the Department of Creative Writing at University of Texas-El Paso presenting “Juarez Doesn’t Stop at the Border.”

Dr. Bill Heffernan, professor emeritus of the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri, will follow on Oct. 28 with “Dueling Visions for Feeding The World.”

Closing out the fall colloquium on Nov. 18 will be “Globalization, Democratization and State Autonomy,” presented by Jaekwon Suh of Truman’s Department of Political Science.

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place at 7 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2001.