Washington Metropolitan Regional Issues

Won’t you be my neighbor? How Artificial Intelligences are Changing Human Communities

Posted: October 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The recent pandemic has shed new light on what it means to live, work, and play as part of a community. New tools and communication technologies have helped to reduce social isolation and connect us like never before, and yet these same technologies have also highlighted challenges with respect to trust, disinformation, and fairness. What […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Dave Lattanzi

Lyme Disease

Posted: July 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm

Dr. Boileau who serves on the National Capital Lyme Disease Board of Directors can talk about the presence, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

History, Lessons and Legacies of the Vietnam War

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:04 pm

This talk considers how the Vietnam War remains influential in contemporary American life.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Meredith Lair (Remote only through December 2021)

War Memorials on the National Mall

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Post-pandemic, I can do this as a walking tour on the National Mall. As a talk, I provide historical background about the development of various war memorials on the National Mall, as well as interpretation of their design and meaning in American culture.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Meredith Lair (Remote only through December 2021)

Meredith Lair (Remote only through December 2021)

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm, Last Updated: October 8, 2021 at 8:01 pm

Professor Lair’s work examines warfare and its relationship to American society and culture, with particular emphasis on how knowledge and memories of the past are constructed and disseminated over time. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War, which examines the non-combat experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam. […]

Your Neighbor Next Door: How Intercultural Communication Helps One Understand Differences

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm

In most neighborhoods of Northern Virginia one finds residents of several cultures. This presentation presents several themes from intercultural communication to help people improved their understanding of how messages vary among cultures because of the ways we send and receive messages.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Urban and Metropolitan Affairs

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 6:40 pm

Urban and metropolitan development, land use, urban sprawl.

A/V requirements: None

Jonathan Gifford

Transportation and Air Quality

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm, Last Updated: July 12, 2021 at 7:26 pm

The role of transportation on regional air quality, mitigation and policy implications.

A/V requirements: None

Mohan Venigalla

The Disaster/Emergency Preparedness of Professional Nurses

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

As the U.S. is challenged to increase local capacity to improve disaster/emergency preparedness, professional nurses (the back bone of the U.S. health system) and the front line of first receivers are critical.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

P.J. Maddox