Prof. Sergio de la Mora, UCD at OLC

Each semester, Oldenborg invites noted scholars, writers, activists, and professionals to speak on topics of cultural and international interest during the lunch hour. To suggest a speaker, call or email Assistant Director, Interim Julie Dale at (909) 607-1159.

5C students swipe for lunch and 7C faculty and staff may sign-in for Oldenborg Dining Hall access. Community members may attend at Oldenborg's discretion and incur a charge.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, May 1
Oldenborg Language Residents: A Peek into Conversation Classes
Jing Xu, Marina Simonnet, Ines Fister, Ayaka Matsuo,  Mykyta Tyshchenko, Jose Gomez, Hugo Briones

Friday, April 27
Cyprus:A 13,000 Year History
Sheila Pinkel, Emerita professor of Art and Art History, Pomona College

Friday, April 20
The Politics of Concern: Global Maoism and Asian Studies in the Long Sixties
Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor, Department of History and East Asian Studies, University of Arizona
Co-sponsored by the History Department

Tuesday, April 17
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1971
Iris Morales, Community activist/ attorney/ educator/ filmmaker
Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Latin American Studies Program

Tuesday, April 10
Africa's Legacy in Latin America
Jesús “Chucho” García, Diplomat/ researcher/ human rights activist
Co-sponsored by the History Department, the Latin American Studies Program

Thursday, March 29
High, Pop, or Trash? Pop-culture, Consumerism, and Globalization in Polish Culture
Mateusz Świetlicki, Associate Professor at the University of Wroclaw, Poland and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-sponsored by the German and Russian Department

Monday, March 26
Being a Socially Conscious Student Abroad
Professor Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College
Semassa Boko, PO' 18
Minah Choi, PO' 18
Isabel Simon, PO' 18

Friday, March 9
Found Life: Writing Today's Russia through Scraps of Conversation and Sarcastic Bunnies
Linor Goralik, Writer/ freelance journalist
Co-sponsored by the German and Russian Department

Thursday, March 8
Fire-guns and Bear Gods: Rumors and Ethnic Violence after Disaster
Alex Bates, Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, Dickinson College
Co-sponsored by the Asian Language and Literatures Department

Friday, March 2
Monster to Destroy
Ben Tumin, PO'12, Independent filmmaker and comedian
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of California at Scripps College, the Department of German and Russian, the International Relations Program, the Department of Media Studies

Friday, February 23
Nukes in the Post-Cold War Era: A View of the World from Inside the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
Blake Wood, Principal Associate Directorate for Global Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Co-sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College

Thursday, February 22
The Component Skills of Reading Among Learners of Chinese as a Second Language
Jing Zhou, PhD Candidate, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Friday, February 16
2017 Oldenborg Grant Recipients Presentation
Daniel Chen Jin, PO'18
Bob Qingjie Zeng, PO' 18

Thursday, February 15
2017 Iberian and Oldenborg Grant Recipients Presentation
Paige Pepitone, PO'19
Laurel Hilliker, PO' 18

Thursday, February 8
Puerto Rico: Decolonization, Hurricanes and Solidarity
Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican nationalist and independence activist
Co-sponsored by the History Department at Pomona, the Intercollegiate Department of Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, the Latin American Studies Program

Tuesday, January 30
The Impressive Growth of the Czech Economy 
Helena Fialová, Associate Professor of Economics, Czech Technical University, Metropolitan University, and University of New York, Prague
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center of California at Scripps College 

Thursday, January 25
The Expression of Noh Theatre
Michikazu Taneda, Professional Noh Actor and Director of the Nohgaku Performers’ Association, Kongoh School of Noh, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Theatre and Dance Department for the Claremont Colleges and The Japan Foundation Los Angeles