Wilkes University


Contemporary History Project to Host Panel Discussion

The Contemporary History Project at Wilkes University will sponsor a panel discussion titled,  “Monumental Change: Confederate Statues, Political Divisions and the Future of History” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Miller Room. 

Panelists will discuss the removal of Confederate statues along with the political and historical ramifications of such actions. They include Wilkes professors John Hepp, professor and co-chair of global cultures; Akira Shimizu, assistant professor of global cultures; Thomas Baldino, professor of political science;  and Andreea Maierean, assistant professor of political science.

The Contemporary History Project at Wilkes University is an educational program operated under the Division of Global History & Languages, which seeks to engage students and the community in the process of understanding the historical roots of contemporary issues.