Ruth Pauley Lecture Series 2013-2014 Schedule

From the hallowed ground of New York’s Twin Towers to the search for Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series celebrates its 27th season with five exciting presentations. All lectures will be in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required.

Morris Dees
September 16, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
"With Justice For All"

Morris Dees is the co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Known for his innovative lawsuits that crippled some of America’s most notorious white supremacist hate groups, he was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in 2006.

Coretta Scott King calls attorney Morris Dees "One of the most dedicated and effective civil rights lawyers in U.S. History." President Jimmy Carter praised Dees for having "dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice and compassion for the powerless."
Dorie Clark
October 14, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
"Reinventing YOU!"

Ms. Clark is a marketing and strategy consultant and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.

Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more.

She is a frequent guest on MSNBC and appears in worldwide media including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC.
Madhya Husta
November 20, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
"The Fight Fought at Home: The Story of Gold Star Families"

Madhya “Maddie” Husta grew up in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. In Honduras and in Colombia, Husta supported the U.S. Navy Mission efforts to build warfighting, social services and family support capabilities. Before moving to Miami Husta served at the Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

As Survivor Outreach Service Coordinator, her responsibilities span a geographical footprint from south-central Florida to the southern tip of Chile. Throughout the course of her duties, she routinely interacts with senior military officers, executive service civilians and has briefed Ministers of Defense, Service Secretaries and Cabinet level diplomats. She has briefed her programs to the VA, American Legion, Navy League, Congressional Delegations and other national and international organizations.
Gregg Hecimovich
February 5, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
"Introducing the Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative"

Gregg Hecimovich is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

In 2001, the renowned Harvard professor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., purchased a manuscript at auction titled "The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts: a Fugitive Slave Recently Escaped from North Carolina." Dr. Gates authenticated it, and then published it in 2002 to great fanfare. The work became an instant New York Times Bestseller.

While Dr. Gates identified the slave author's probable master as John Hill Wheeler, he did not locate the mixed-race, fugitive slave named Hannah Crafts. After a decade of archival work and research among private papers, Dr. Hecimovich has uncovered the identity of the fugitive author. His talk is based on his forthcoming book, The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts, detailing his quest, not only to identify the author, but also to reclaim the “true” stories upon which the author’s autobiographical novel is based.

Actress Wilma Laney will bring to life portions of Hannah Craft’s tale.
Paul Wolfowitz
March 19, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
"Security Issues Facing America Today"

The College of International Security Affairs (CISA) is one of National Defense University's five colleges. CISA's mission is to educate and prepare civilian and military national security professionals and future leaders from the United States and partner nations for the strategic challenges of the contemporary security environment.

CISA is the Department of Defense flagship for education and the building of partnership capacity in combating terrorism and irregular warfare at the strategic level. CISA prepares students for high-level policy and command and staff responsibilities through a graduate, interagency, and joint professional military education program.

The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series is sponsored by Sandhills Community College, the Moore County Schools, the Moore County League of Women Voters, and the Sandhills Branch of the American Association of University Women. For additional information, call 910-245-3132 or reach us on Facebook.


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