Best of GW Faculty Lectures

Immerse yourself into the GW classroom experience with our Best of GW lectures. Join our world-renowned faculty for our most engaging, student-favorite lectures on Saturday, October 1. We've got a fantastic lineup planned – check out the options below:


Korean Fashion: From Royal Court to Runway 

Location: The George Washington Museum and The Textile Museum

Time: 11:00am

Everything you Learned in Law School is Wrong: The Law and the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring: Professor Forrest Maltzman (Political Science Department)

Location: University Student Center, Amphitheater

Time: 11:00am

Energy Innovation & Sustainability

Featuring: Professor Ekundayo Shittu (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department)

Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1220 (Lehman Auditorium)

Time: 11:00am

Introduction to Archaeology

Featuring: Professor Eric Cline (Classics, History, and Anthropology Departments)

Location: University Student Center, Room 307

Time: 11:00am

Introduction to Creative Writing

Featuring: Professor Lisa Page, English Dept

Location: University Student Center, Room 308

Time: 11:00am

Homeland Security Programs Capstone

Location: University Student Center, Room 309

Time: 11:00am

History of the Filibuster

Location: University Student Center, Room 302

Time: 11:00am

The Russian Oil Crisis in Perspective

Featuring: Professor Robert Weiner (International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs Departments)

Location: Duquès Hall, Room 151 (Kendall Auditorium)

Time: 11:00am

Bridging the Gap: The Combined Power of Art and Public Health 

Featuring:

  • Annette Polan, Artist, Professor Emeritus at the GW Corcoran College of Art and Design
  • Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Moderator: Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health

Description: Throughout history, the arts have been used to accomplish the very things public health is currently challenged to do: support wellbeing, create social connection, spark and sustain movements, communicate across differences, and transform systems and cultures. Join Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health Lynn Goldman, Dr. Amanda Castel and Professor Emeritus and artist, Annette Polan, as they explore the power of the combined strength of art and public health.

Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, Classroom 700A (Case Study Room), 7th Floor

Time: 11:00am

Why We Need to Teach Gender in International Affairs

Featuring: Professor Shirley Graham, Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs 

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213

Time: 11:00am

Gender Equality in Affective Motion: Marriage, Sexual Rights, and a History of Adultery Law in Korea

Featuring: Professor Jisoo Kim, East Asia National Resource Center, Institute for Korean Studies

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213

Time: 11:30am

The Hydrodynamic of Sea Lion Swimming

Featuring: Professor Megan Leftwich (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department)

Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1220 (Lehman Auditorium)

Time: 11:30am

Epidemiology and You: How Epidemiology Can Help Us Understand What Keeps Us Healthy and What Makes Us Sick 

Featuring: Scott Quinlan, PhD, MS,  Associate Teaching Professor of Epidemiology, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, Classroom 700A (Case Study Room), 7th Floor

Time: 12:00pm

Transnational Threats

Featuring: Professor Rollie Lal, Global Affairs and Religion Network

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213

Time: 12:00pm

The State of Student Loans in the U.S. 

Featuring: Dean Michael Feuer (Graduate School of Education & Human Development), Anne Dean and Sarah Hay (Development & Alumni Relations)

Location: University Student Center, Room 310

Time: 12:00pm

Trustworthy AI – A Case Study in Building Smart Image Search Tools to Fight Sex-trafficking

Featuring: Professor Robert Pless (Computer Science Department)

Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Room B1220 (Lehman Auditorium)

Time: 12:00pm

Catastrophic Success: Why Foreign-Imposed Regime Change Goes Wrong

Featuring: Professor Alex Downes (Political Science and International Affairs Departments)

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213

Time: 12:30pm


For directions to lecture locations or any other questions, please visit us at the Welcome Center Help Desk at the University Student Center during our operating hours:

  • Friday, September 30 from 12pm to 9pm.
  • Saturday, October 1 from 8am to 4pm.
  • The Welcome Center will not be open on Sunday, October 2.