2014 Summer Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the 2014 NAU Summer Seminar Series! This series features an eclectic set of topics that highlights the diversity and talent of our faculty and accomplished community members in northern Arizona. 

Please join us for these thought-provoking presentations followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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July 31

From Kiev with Love: US & Russian Hegemony Explained


Presented by
: Paul Lenze, PhD, Department of Politics & International Affairs, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.

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August 7

The Impact of the Working Poor



Presented by
: Ronald Gunderson, Professor of Economics, The W. A. Franke College of Business
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.

Tina Mion

August 14

Why are you Here?




Presented by
: Tina Mion, Artist
LocationMary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona, AZ
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
*Seat reservation required: You can do this by calling the Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 928-282-1177 or you may do so online.

Parking Information and Directions
*Parking Information: Plenty of free parking in front of the theatre and overflow next door at the Coffee Pot Restaurant.

Google Maps Directions - Type your starting location in space "A"

Address is 2030 W. 89A in West Sedona Between BMO Harris Bank and the Coffee Pot Restaurant. it is right by the Coffee Pot Restaurant and Coffee Pot Drive.





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July 24

What is the Good Life? Philosophical and Psychological Underpinnings of Happiness

Presented by: Heidi Wayment, Professor and Chair Department of Psychological Sciences, and Director of SBS Compassion Project and
Julie Piering, Richard Wood Professor for the Teaching of Philosophy, NAU
Location: La Posada in Winslow, AZ
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Parking Information and Directions

*Parking Information: Free parking and plenty of it around La Posada

Google Maps Directions - Type your starting location in space "A"

From the south:
Take SR87, the old “Beeline Highway,” which connects Winslow straight to Phoenix. Plan on about a 3-hour drive. As you enter town, you’ll pass under a railroad bridge and emerge downtown on Route 66. Turn right on 2nd Street and then take an immediate right into our driveway.

From the east:
Take Exit 255 on I-40 and go south (left) a short distance to 3rd Street. Turn right (west) on 3rd and go 1 mile to downtown. Turn left (south) at the light on Williamson (SR87), and then go left (east) onto 2nd Street, the next intersection. La Posada is on your right.

From the west:
Take Exit 252 on I-40 and go right at the off-ramp. At the stop sign, turn left onto 2nd Street. You’ll go about 1 mile before you reach downtown. Go through the light at Williamson (SR87) and then immediately right into our driveway. You can also take Exit 253, again going south through a residential area about a half-mile until you come to 2nd Street. Turn left (east) and continue through the light at Williamson, then take a right into our driveway.

From the north (Hopi Land):
You’ll enter Winslow on SR87. Once you cross I-40, SR87 will end at 3rd Street. Turn right (west) on 3rd and go 1 mile to downtown. Turn left (south) at the light on Williamson (SR87), and then go left (east) onto 2nd Street, the next intersection. La Posada is on your right, so just turn into any of our driveways.

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July 16

The Problem of Trust




Presented by
: Craig Van Slyke, Dean of the Franke College of Business, NAU
Location: Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona, AZ
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
*Seat reservation required: You can do this by calling the Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 928-282-1177 or you may do so online.

Parking Information and Directions

*Parking Information: Plenty of free parking in front of the theatre and overflow next door at the Coffee Pot Restaurant.


Google Maps Directions - Type your starting location in space "A"

Address is 2030 W. 89A in West Sedona Between BMO Harris Bank and the Coffee Pot Restaurant. it is right by the Coffee Pot Restaurant and Coffee Pot Drive.

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July 10

Free Speech! Why Free Speech?



Presented by
: Andrea Houchard, Director, Philosophy in the Public Interest
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.

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June 26

Looking Beyond the Walls: Encountering the Humanitarian Crisis of Border Politics


Presented by
: Robert Neustadt, Professor of Spanish, Director of Latin American Studies
Location: Museum of Northern Arizona
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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June 19

A Caring Economy: The Path to Real Prosperity



Presented by
: Barbara Litrell, President, B. Litrell Communications Corp.
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.

Mohamed M. Abdel Aziz Mohamed

June 12

Is there a Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?



Presented by
: Mohamed M. Abdel Aziz Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Social Work
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.

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June 5

The Impact of Egypt's Military Coup on Peace and Stability in the Middle East


Presented by
: Mohamed M. Abdel Aziz Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Social Work
Location: Gardner Auditorium
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

*Parking Information: Free parking is available in any NAU permit lot after 4:30 during the summer. We recommend lot P42 which is directly in front of the W.A. Franke College of Business (Gardner Auditorium is inside), but this lot is small. Additional near-by parking can be found in lot P61 or P47. To see a campus map CLICK HERE.