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President’s Lecture Series

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Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University, has created this lecture series as part of the Lifelong Learning Program. The lectures are free to the public with advanced registration as seating is limited.

Fall 2020 LECTURES

Lectures will be virtual via YouTube. Email Karen Rice, krice@shepherd.edu to reserve a seat.

China’s National Security Law For Hong Kong

Jason Buhi, Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University

October 12

Once heralded as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Hong Kong is now better known as the “City of Protest.” In 1997, the United Kingdom handed the city over to the People’s Republic of China under the terms of a treaty that promises Hong Kong a “high degree of autonomy” for 50 years. Nevertheless, Beijing declared its “comprehensive jurisdiction” over the city in 2014, sparking waves of resistance. Most recently, Beijing enacted a national security law for Hong Kong, threatening local civil liberties and prompting an international backlash. These and other developments will be discussed.

Is History Relevant?

Dennis Frye

Postponed

“Fake news” trumps history. Reality is not, and actuality cannot. What permits the pervasiveness of “alternative facts”? The diminution of history has reached its zenith. What is the result?  Dennis Frye is renowned for provocation and challenging convention. His perspectives on “Is History Relevant?” are guaranteed to spark lively discussion.

For more information or to register, contact Karen Rice, director of Lifelong Learning, at krice@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5135.

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