Professor's Epilogue

Return to widener.edu/profepilogue within 48 hours after each speaker's presentation for more insights and thoughts with our Professor's Epilogue, written by a Widener University faculty expert.

Nando Parrado Hal Shorey, PhD

Most of us have heard the old adage "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger." These words (typically associated with Frederich Nietzsche) may seem like passing attempts by well intentioned others to minimize our perceptions of difficult obstacles and instill in us the courage to preserve.

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Hal Shorey, professor of economics who attended Erskine Bowles' Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on April 15th at the Kimmel Center. Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

Vicente Fox Becky Jones, PhD

In a talk that moved from Washington state to Colorado to Ohio, through every presidential library in the U.S., and finished in Guanajuato, Mexico, Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, covered a range of topics, including the world economy, drug cartels in Mexico, and immigration in the U.S.

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by by Dr. Rebecca Jones, Associate Professor of Political Science at Widener University who attended Vicente Fox's Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on March 18th at the Kimmel Center. Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

Erskin BowlesHamid Zanganeth, PhD

Erskine Bowles spoke with wit, humor, and the steadfast belief that the United States economy is  suffering, not from sluggish growth, but from high debt/deficit that, quoting former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, "is the single biggest threat to our national security." 

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Hamid Zaganeh, professor of economics who attended Erskine Bowles' Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on February 25th at the Kimmel Center. Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

P. W. Singer

Martin E. Goldstein, PhDDr. Peter W. Singer, considered one of the leading authorities on warfare in the 21st century, delivered a wide-ranging presentation Monday evening at the Kimmel Center from the future role of robotics in the military to cyber warfare and the role that increasing urbanization of the planet will have on reshape militaries.

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Martin E. Goldstein professor of political science who attended P. W. Singer's Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on January 21st at the Kimmel Center. leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

Lisa LingDwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, PhD

Did recent Lisa Ling get her big break because she was bright and attractive? Perhaps. But what has kept her at the top of the reporting game is clearly much more.

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies and director of the Widener Communication Studies Program who attended Lisa Ling's Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on November 26th at the Kimmel Center. Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

Angela Corbo, PhD

Jeannette Walls

Mountain Goat can sure tell one gosh darn good story. The enchanting tales as told by author Jeannette Walls (affectionately referred to as Mountain Goat by her father) filled the Kimmel Center with laughter, introspection, and a sense of social responsibility. Her intimately personal and previously guarded childhood experiences are public for all to read in her New York Times best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Angela Corbo, assistant professor of communication studies who attended Jeannette Walls' Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on November 5th at the Kimmel Center. Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments about Ms. Walls' presentation or her book in our discussion forum below the article.