Provost Speaks at Global Affairs Brown Bag Lunch

Posted: February 27, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

Peter Stearns
Peter Stearns
Photo by Evan Cantwell

Peter Stearns, provost and faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, presents the seventh Topics in Global Affairs brown bag lecture on Wednesday, March 3. Stearns will speak on “A History of World Opinion” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room H. RSVP today to Marcy Glover at

Stearns is the past vice president of the American Historical Association (AHA) and was in charge of the teaching division. He currently serves as chair of the AHA’s Advanced Placement World History committee. Stearns founded and continues to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social History, and he is the author or editor of more than 75 books. Stearns has also published widely on world history and on related teaching issues, including several texts and readers, and thematic books on industrialization, on gender, and on consumerism. His most recent book, published last fall, is Western Civilization in World History. Stearns received his PhD from Harvard University.

Next month’s brown bag will feature Paul Smith, Cultural Studies, presenting “Imperialism Redux?” on April 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Global Affairs Program sponsors the monthly brown bag lectures as an opportunity for faculty to present their research on any global, international, or regional topic. The university community is invited to attend. For more information about the Global Affairs Program, visit its web site.

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