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Senior Scholars Program for April 1, 2014
Dr. Pamela Davies, President of Queens University of Charlotte,will provide a “Queens Update.”
Dr. Davies has served since 2002 as the 21st president of QueensUniversity. During her tenure as president, Queens has experienced significant increases in faculty and enrollment, an expansion of academic programs and major enhancements to campus facilities. US News and World Report now ranks Queens in the top 20 schools within the “Regional Universities - South” category.
President Davies holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, a master’s from MissouriStateUniversity and a Ph.D. in strategic planning and international business from the University of Tennessee. She currently serves on the boards of Family Dollar and Sonoco Products, Inc., as well as the World Alliance of YMCAs and the Y-USA
Senior Scholars Program for April 8, 2014
Dr. James Walsh will speak on “Defense Technologies.”
This is a Great Decisions topic that fits Dr. Walsh’s interests and research in human rights, national security policy, and European integration. He is currently researching the relationships between terrorist attacks and human rights abuses, and is completing a book on the politics of international intelligence sharing.
Dr. Walsh is associate professor and associate chair in the political science department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his doctorate in international relations from AmericanUniversity.
Senior Scholars Program for April 15, 2014
Dr. Loren Fauchier will present “China’s Foreign Policy.”
Dr. Fauchier is Director of Global Education at ProvidenceDay School. His topic is a Great Decisions topic.
Dr. Fauchier completed his undergraduate degree in government at California State University, Sacramento; his master of arts in political science at the University of Arizona; and his Ph.D. in comparative politics at the University of Washington. He also completed the degree program for Chinese and American Studies at Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center, located in Nanjing, China.
Dr. Fauchier and his wife, who is from China, moved to Charlotte in 1990. He taught at QueensUniversity for 17 years during which he led many student trips to China and created the International Studies major. In 2007 he became the Director of Global Education at ProvidenceDay School, which offers a Global Studies Diploma program and a number of global-oriented programs for students and faculty.
There will be no regular meeting on April 22, 2014 because of the Wildacres retreat.
Senior Scholars Program for April 29, 2014
Dr. Luther Wade returns to tell us about “Mary, Queen of Scots.”
Dr. Wade has been a popular presenter at Senior Scholars. He is professor emeritus, SoutheasternLouisianaUniversity, and a former faculty member at UNC-Charlotte. He is heard on radio station WDAV, hosting a weekly broadcast titled “Viva Voce.”