Ruth Pauley Lecture Series 2015-2016 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.

Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan
September 10, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College

America’s Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Until 2014 Jake Sullivan served as a national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and senior advisor to the U.S. government for the Iran nuclear negotiations. He previously served as Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State and as deputy chief of staff to the Secretary of State. He was also senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota.

Mexican Consul Javier Diaz de Leon
Mexican Consul Javier Diaz de Leon
October 20, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College

What North Carolinians Need to Know about Mexican Immigration

Javier Díaz de León is the Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh. He is the former Head of the Office for Migration and Hispanic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States, and Executive Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Señor Diaz de Leon is responsible for assisting and protecting Mexicans living in our state and for facilitating trade and friendship between our two countries.

Alex Prud’homme
Alex Prud’homme
November 12, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College

The Ripple Effect: Why Fresh Water will be the Defining Resource of This Century

Alex Prud’homme has written on a wide range of subjects for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Time, among other publications. He has authored five books, most notably as co-writer of Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France, which was a #1 NYT best-seller and inspired half the film Julie & Julia.

He has appeared widely on radio and TV, including on Good Morning America, The Daily Show, Imus in the Morning, The PBS NewsHour, and with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.

Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine
Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine
April 7, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College

Building Community Resiliency Into Disaster Planning

Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine is the Director of the Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events in the Office of Special Projects in the Division of Policy and Global Affairs. She also serves as the Associate Executive Director of the Division of Earth and Life Studies where she directs the Resilient America Roundtable.

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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