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 with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests, and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 11:15am and 1:25pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; on Saturdays at 10:10am in Building 1P, Room 119.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series this semester will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Feb. 3, 2020:

Wednesday, Feb. 5:

-11:15am: “The Democratic Primary and 2020 Presidential Election,” presented by Edward Manganel

The Democratic Party primaries, from February 2020 to early June, will not only select a candidate to challenge President Trump’s bid for a second term, but they will also highlight and encourage a national discussion on the very difficult problems – health care,  for example – facing Americans in the near and distant future. These are problems of considerable relevance to college students, who must engage their attention in the primary process and, of course, register for and vote in the November Election.

Edward Manganel received his BA from Marist College and his MA from University of Colorado. He is former Chair of the Social Studies Department and APUS History teacher at Monsignor Farrell HS, teaching at CSI for 25 years and Core 100 for ten years.

Thursday, Feb. 7:

-8:00am and 10:10am: “Impeachment,” presented by Rosemary McCall

This lecture will review the Donald Trump impeachment process and explain the arguments raised for and against impeachment.

Rosemary McCall is a graduate of Brooklyn College, CUNY. She holds advanced degrees from University of South Carolina and GWU National Law Center.

-4:40pm: “President Donald Trump Impeachment,” presented by Robert Young

This lecture will examine the impeachment process of President Donald Trump from inception to conclusion, highlighting the various constitutional issues raised throughout.

Robert Young earned his BA in History from St. John’s University, an MA in American History from Brooklyn College, and a PhD in Military and Modern European History from The Graduate Center, CUNY. In addition to his work here at CSI, he is a tenured Professor of History at American Military University. Dr. Young is the author of three books and seven articles, and also contributed a chapter to the U.S. Army’s recent historical series on small-unit actions in U.S. military history.

By the Division of Academic Affairs