Forum, Fawl Lectures Scheduled For Thursday

Nebraska Wesleyan’s spring lecture series kicks off this week with a Forum lecture on environmental justice and the Fawl Psychology Lecture on parenting in divorced families.

Robert Bullard, often considered as “the father of environmental justice,” will deliver the semester’s first Forum lecture on Thursday, February 4.

Bullard, the Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center and the Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University, will present “Environmental Justice for All” at a 1 p.m. lecture in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Bullard is the author of 15 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment, and emergency response. His latest book is titled, Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He is completing a new book, Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Hurricane Katrina: Government Response, Unnatural Disasters and African Americans.

The annual Fawl Lecture will feature James Bray, President of the American Psychological Association.

Bray’s lecture, “Love, Marriage and Parenting in Divorced and Stepfamilies” will also be held on Thursday, February 4 and will begin at 7 p.m. in Olin A lecture hall.

He is an associate professor of family and community medicine and psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and is the 2009 president of the American Psychological Association. His research on stepfamilies is considered a landmark contribution to the psychology field.

Bray has more than 100 publications to his credit, including several books. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health Consortium on Families and HIV/AIDS research program, and a member of both the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Child Support and Child Visitation and the National Leadership Coalition for Health Care Reform.

In addition to his internationally recognized research, he maintains an active clinical practice specializing in children and families and behavioral medicine.

See a complete list of spring semester lectures.

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