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Welcome to the Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia speaker series at Montgomery College. Our distinguished speakers offer timely, stimulating topics delivered by today's leading experts in international affairs, social science, the humanities, arts, politics, and economics. These events encourage meaningful conversation, critical thinking, and intercultural understanding around our collective experiences. Through a generous gift from philanthropist and civic leader Mr. Frank Islam, all events are free and open to the community.

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Looking for stimulating lectures that are free and open to the public?

MCTV's Danielle Stescki has interviewed the coordinator of the Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Speaker Series, Tiffany Banks, about the lineup of speakers for the Spring 2018 semester.

MC Today: Spring 2018 Athenaeum Symposia Lineup

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Helon Habila
The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria
Wednesday, Feburary 14th, 11:00 a.m., Germantown, Globe Hall

Craig Shirley

Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980
Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m., Germantown, Globe Hall

John (Jack) Farrell

Richard Nixon: The Life
Monday, April 9th, 11:00 a.m., Germantown, Globe Hall

Ilissa Ocko, PhD
Climate Change: What Is Happening, and What Can We Do About It?
Tuesday, April 24th, 7:00 p.m., Germantown, Globe Hall

For accommodations, please call 240-567-7767 or 240-567-6967

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Special thanks to Montgomery College's very own classically trained pianists, Nancy Nyland, Reference Librarian, and William Chang, Professor of Music, for welcoming Athenaeum audiences with pre-event music.

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