Please join us:
One Book, One Community, Many Perspectives
Week 4: Jan 26, 12-12:50 in SH110
“Contemporary Geo-Politics of Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa”
Political Science faculty member, Allison Jansen, will survey the historical roots of current conflicts in the region by examining the goals and relationships of the competing players for peace and war.
Week 6: Feb 9, 12-12:50 in SH110
“Faculty Fishbowl: How we Talk about Difficult Texts”
Handling uncompromising, unsettling, and realistic content in a classroom filled with diverse student populations is difficult because it can alienate, exclude or perhaps even confuse students. In this panel discussion we will consider how potentially offensive and painful texts can be presented in an academic context. In other words, how do we - as members of academic communities - talk about difficult text?
A panel discussion led by English faculty Linda Wilson-Hill and Richard Potsubay
Week 8: Feb 23, 12-12:50 in SH110
"The Diverse Experiences of Women Veterans"
The stories of women veterans are generally overlooked in larger narratives of war. Hear the stories of four women who served in different branches and eras of the military.
A panel discussion with Betty Dybbro, Lacey resident and WWII WAC; Marianne Jacobs, Anthropology faculty and Vietnam War nurse; Erin Fernandez-Mommer, Spanish and Humanities faculty, Army combat medic 1994-2000; Manila Mercurio, GRC Program Coordinator for Veterans' Services, US Navy dental technician 2000-2005, 2014
Events are free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the community
Please bring your lunch and join us!
Tuesday Oct. 27, 12-1 pm, SH 110
Panel discussion facilitated by Marwa Al-Musawi, Assistant Director of ODEI
Tuesday Nov. 17, 12-1 pm, SH 110
The Embattled Text: Unraveling War through Film, Poetry, and Prose
Panel discussion with English faculty Erin Gilbert, Jaeney Hoene and Marcie Sims
The Green River College One Book selection for 2015-2016:
Redeployment by Phil Klay
The topic of war is too vast to address in a single research guide or for that matter, in a single book. This guide, therefore, uses Redeployment as its focus.
For a broader, more inclusive list of readings and films on the topic of war, please check out the tab: "companion reads," which is a collection of book and film titles suggested by GRC students, staff and faculty. If you want to add a title, please email Jody Segal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also take a look at the other relevant research guides listed below.
If you have suggestions of works to include elsewhere in this guide or you wish to request a new research guide on a different war focus, please send us an email. Thank you!
Phil Klay is GRC's fall quarter Artist and Lecture Series Speaker.
Join us! November 12, 7 pm. Auburn campus.