F901 Spring 2019 Mason Faculty Club Series, Part 1
Mondays, 9:30–11:00, Mar. 25–Apr. 8
Come join us at the Mason Faculty Club (Pilot House on the main campus) and enjoy breakfast and a stimulating presentation just for OLLI members. The fee includes a three-hour parking pass for the Rappahannock parking deck in the designated visitor parking area, and a continental breakfast consisting of fruit, yogurt, granola, bagels and pastries, coffee, tea, and juice. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Mar. 25: The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. Peter Eisner has won national and international awards for his writing and investigative reporting as a foreign correspondent, editor and reporter at the Washington Post, Newsday, and the Associated Press with Michael D’Antonio he wrote the 2018 book, The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence. His 2004 book, The Freedom Line, which won the Christopher Award, is the story of young resistance workers who rescued Allied fighter pilots during World War II. Eisner was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 as a producer at PBS World Focus. He is based in Washington, DC.
- Apr. 1: Reimagining American Policing: The Role of Research. Cynthia Lum is director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Dr. Lum is a former Baltimore City police officer and detective who earned a PhD in criminology from the University of Maryland, an MS in criminology from the London School of Economics, and a BA in political science and economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Lum will discuss how policing has changed and has also stayed the same since her time as a sworn officer, focusing on the important role that research has and will play in reimagining American policing.
- Apr. 8: A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose. In 1862, at age 47, abolitionist and teacher Julia Wilbur traveled, alone, from Rochester, NY, to Alexandria, VA. She spent the next three years in Alexandria helping people who had escaped slavery, then worked in Washington, DC until her death in 1895. This biography tells the story of a woman who remade her life (in the 19th century, no less), as well as about northern Virginia and Washington, DC during this critical time in our nation's history. Paula Tarnapol Whitacre is a writer and editor who lives in Alexandria. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she is a former foreign service officer and staff writer for the Washington Post. She is on the boards of Friends of Alexandria Archaeology and the Civil War Roundtable of Washington.