Visiting Scholar Program

Following are scholars who will visit or have visited Valparaiso University through the Visiting Scholar Program of The Phi Beta Kappa Society and the efforts of Eta of Indiana Chapter:

    Previous Visits

  • September 28, 2012: , University of Chicago

    Prof Ka Yee C. Lee

    Professor of Chemistry,  the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the James Franck Institute, University of Chicago. She also serves as director of the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

    Dr. Sheehan is a renowned European historian, and is a former President of the American Historical Association.

     

  • September 11, 2008: , University of Washington "Testing Einstein's Happiest Idea By Watching Things Fall Sideways".

    Dr. Eric Adelberger

    Dickason Professor University of Washington senior fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and the Paul Davies Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

    Dr. Sheehan is a renowned European historian, and is a former President of the American Historical Association.

     

  • October 25-26, 2007:

    Dr. James Sheehan

    Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University; senior fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and the Paul Davies Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

    Dr. Sheehan is a renowned European historian, and is a former President of the American Historical Association.

     

    • Public Lecture:
      "Why the European Union Will Not Become a Superpower"
      Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 6:30 pm
      the Great Hall of the Union
      This event is CORE approved.
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    • Faculty panel discussion
      with
      • Dr. James Sheehan
      • Professor Jon Kilpinen, Geography
      • Professor Kevin Ostoyich, History
      • Professor Matthew Lundin, Christ College
      "States, Nations, and the Problem of the Nationstate"
      Friday, October 26, 2007 at 3:00 PM
      Kade-Duesenberg Berman Cultural Center
      This event is CORE approved.

     

    This event is sponsored by Eta of Indiana Chapter Phi Beta Kappa at Valparaiso University.
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  • February 8 - 9, 2007:

    Thomas G. Rawski


    professor of economics and history and Research Professor in the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh

    Professor Rawski has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Tokyo, Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, the Hoover Institution, and the Australian National University. Past president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, he has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the ACLS, the Wilson Center, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

    His research focuses on the development and modern history of China's economy; including studies of China's reform mechanism and achievements, as well as specific analyses of productivity, investment, industry, trade, labor markets, and economic measurement. He is co-organizer of a large collaborative project aimed at evaluating China's recent growth spurt from the perspective of global economic history. His publications include Economic Growth and Employment in China; Chinese History in Economic Perspective; Economic Growth in Prewar China; China's Transition to Industrialization; and Economics and the Historian.

     

    • Public Lecture:
      "China's Economic Explosion: Echoes at Home and Abroad"
      Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 6:30 PM
      Christ College Refectory

       

    • Reception:
      Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:30 PM (following the Public Lecture)
      Christ College Refectory

       

    • Public Faculty Panel Discussion:
      with
      • Thomas Rawski, Visiting Scholar
      • Jaishankar Raman, Economics
      • Paul Brietzke, Law School
      • Zhimin Lin, Political Science
      "China: Global Trade and Trade-Offs"
      Friday, February 9, 2007 at 3:00 PM
      Christopher Center Community Room
      This event is CORE approved.

       

    • Reception:
      Friday, February 9, 2007 at 4:15 PM (following the panel discussion)
      Christopher Center Community Room

    This event is sponsored by Eta of Indiana Chapter Phi Beta Kappa at Valparaiso University; Christ College; and Chinese and Japanese Studies.

  • September 23 - 24, 2004:

    Thomas Childers

    Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania

    Professor Childers specializes in German history, especially the World War II era. He has won several teaching awards.

     

    • Public Lecture:
      "The Crisis of Democracy and the Rise of Hitler: Elections, Campaigning, and Mass Politics"
      Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 at 6:30 PM
      Christopher Center, Community Room

       

    • Panel Discussion:
      "The 'Greatest Generation' Comes Home: the Untold Story of America's Returning Veterans, 1945-1950"
      (with historians Berg and Startt and Germanist Malchow from the Valparaiso University faculty)
      Friday, Sept. 24 at 4:00 PM
      Kade-Duesenberg German Cultural Center

       

    • Class Meetings:
      "Explaining the Holocaust"
      • Contemporary Europe: Century of Violence (historian Rubchak)
      • German Senior Seminar (Germanist Malchow)

       

    • Luncheon meetings with students (history, political science, and German majors)

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