Join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm at Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., for three Tuesdays in June. Each Tuesday with a Scholar program begins at 1 p.m. and are free. No registration is required. Here are the talks scheduled for June:
June 12—“Science and Government, a First-Hand History”: Join scientist Deborah Swackhamer for an eyewitness report on the increasingly problematic relationship between politics and science. Swackhamer served as co-director of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Centerandis the former chair of the Science Advisory Board and the Board of Scientific Counselors of the (EPA).
June 19—“1968: An Eyewitness Report”:The year 1968 was an unforgettable time for anyone who lived through it, and Peter Rachleff was more involved than many in the politics and protests of that era. Rachleff, History Professor Emeritus at Macalester College, will talk about the events of that year and how they continue to shape our modern world.
June 26—“1968: A Year Like No Other”: Americans remember the year 1968 for unprecedented levels of combat in Vietnam and dissent at home, but that was only part of the story. Join Mary Curtin as she examines the international aspects of what might have been the most tumultuous year in the last half-century. Curtin joined the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as Diplomat-in-Residence in 2013 after a 25-year career as a Department of State foreign service officer.