Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century

Posted: April 14, 2023 at 2:41 pm

This talk addresses the issues associated with the use of nuclear energy, including nuclear power generation for electrical energy and nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are among the most dangerous military threats facing humanity. Nuclear waste is considered one of the most fearsome long-term risks to life on Earth. The talk also addresses the many ethical […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Harold Geller


Posted: October 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm

My Leadership experience encapsulated through my presentation is designed to provide a thorough understanding of leadership applications across a multitude of sectors (Business, Government, Non-government, Military and Non-profit). Through the use of personal case studies, I will break down the various aspects of leadership under numerous contexts and situations. I will apply the Strengths Based […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, Screen

Rob Holder

The Restoration of Character: A Primer for Leaders

Posted: November 30, 2020 at 8:44 pm, Last Updated: July 1, 2021 at 2:57 pm

Politicians, police, and clergypersons are but a few of the professions wrought with scandal and corruption today. Everywhere we look, institutions and leaders are plunging into the abyss. Why? What we’re witnessing is the residue of moral and ethical decay and cowardice. It’s easy to think that things are too far gone to right the […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board, and Markers

John Villanueva

AI (Artificial Intelligence) after ChatGPT (Unavailable April – August, 2024)

Posted: April 22, 2020 at 3:02 pm, Last Updated: February 6, 2024 at 4:37 pm

AI technologies are fundamentally transforming our daily lives. They promise to transform the workplace, shift labor markets, redefine economies. How did we get here, and where are we going? This talk will first provide an overview of AI, its history, and its accomplishment. Then, it will focus on specific AI technologies that are changing our […]

A/V requirements: None

Amarda Shehu (Unavailable April – August, 2024)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Nightmare Scenarios: Summoning the Demons?

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 5:24 pm

Some may think of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in terms of Boston Dynamics’ Robot dog, Spot or of software that can defeat the very best human player in Go or Jeopardy. This course is about a much more sinister and serious aspect of AI, the various “nightmare scenarios” that are appearing regularly in the technical literature […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen, Laptop

Steve Ruth

Lyme Disease: Weaponized for Warfare? Truth or Science Fiction

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm

Dr. Boileau, who serves on the National Capital Lyme Disease Board of Directors talks about the issue of biochemical warfare and was Lyme disease weaponized for this purpose.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Foreign Intelligence

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 3:53 pm

How does the U.S. conduct foreign intelligence.

A/V requirements: None

Robert L. Deitz

Robert L. Deitz

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Lawyer in private practice; general counsel NSA; senior counselor to the direct CIA; professor of public policy.

Scientific Racism: Is this an Oxymoron?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Despite efforts by anthropologists and biologists to temper the application of race labeling, it continues to thrive. What’s wrong and what’s right with the concept of race? Why does our society crave race categories? How do people confuse the recent use of DNA-based labeling systems with the scientific reality of race?

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Mary McCutcheon

Ancient Greek Philosophy (Virtual Engagements Only Spring Semester 2024)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm, Last Updated: January 22, 2024 at 3:21 pm

A general introduction to Greek philosophy, discussing major figures and their ideas, questions, concerns, and writings. Specific philosophers and issues could be presented, including Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagoras. Areas of discussion include foundations of science, ethics, political theory, cosmology, justice.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen (or equivalent other ways of projecting PowerPoint slides and other images) for in-person meetings; Zoom or equivalent platform for virtual meetings.

Rose Cherubin (Virtual Engagements Only Spring Semester 2024)