The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions in groups of about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests (no permission needed) and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the weekday lectures. (There is no space available in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall, where Saturday sections meet for their group lectures.) Permission is not required for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The weekday lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 12:20pm and 2:30pm; on Thursdays at 9:05am, 11:15am, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:30am in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall.

Lecture Schedule for the week of February 17, 2014:

Wednesday, Feb. 19:

1:25pm Lecture:  “The Iroquois Confederacy and the Constitution,” presented by George Emilio Sanchez – A provocative look at the role of the Iroquois Confederacy and their possible influence on the foundations of the Constitution of the United States.
George Emilio Sanchez earned an MFA from Bard College; is a writer, performer, and director; and is the Chairperson of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts. He began teaching Core 100 in 2009.

3:35pm Lecture:  “Origins of the American Revolution,” presented by Joseph Frusci – A discussion of the ideas of natural rights, democracy, and republicanism, as well as the role they played in the American Revolution. Joseph Frusci, has an MA in History has served as a Prior Service Army National Guardsman, and has been teaching with the Core program for two years. He is the author of “2008 Bailout” the newest Reacting to the Past game, which engages students in the complexities of the economic crisis of 2008. (This lecture was rescheduled from Feb. 5 due to inclement weather.)

Thursday, Feb. 20:  Classes follow a Monday schedule/no lectures.