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Speakers, Durham-Chapel Hill Torch Club 2018-2019

Sept. 19     Paul Wang            Chinese Disruptive Generation  ----1949
    Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke (

Oct. 17     Jessica Bandel           North Carolina and the Great War
    Digital Editor, Governorsí Papers and Special Projects (

Nov. 14     Reginald Hildebrand        Elizabeth Keckly, African Methodism and the Meaning of Freedom
Professor Emeritus of History and African-American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill (

Dec. 12     Rob VanDewoestine        The Art Deco Period   (
    Former Vice President, Corning Glass

Jan. 16        Heather Whitson         Resilience and Late Life Stressors      (

Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor in Ophthalmology; Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke

Feb. 20     Malinda Maynor Lowery     The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (

UNC Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for the Study of the American South at UNC   

Mar. 20     Todd Morrell              How ER Medicine Has Changed OR  Medical Ethics
    Doctor of Emergency Medicine, Christus Jasper Hospital, Jasper, TX  (contact through David Morrell)

April 17     Tom Kunz             Opera in North Carolina
Of Counsel with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Board Chair, NC Opera (

May 15     Brian Hare             Survival of the Friendliest
    Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Director of Duke Canine Cognition Center (Contact through wife, Vanessa Woods, at