Margaret Jacobs will give the fifth talk in the 2022-23 College of Arts and Sciences Inquire lecture series at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed on Zoom. Register for the Zoom link.
She is Charles Mach Professor in the Department of History and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. Her talk "In search of reconciliation on America's stolen lands" will be based on her recently published book, After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands and on the Reconciliation Rising multimedia project she co-directs with local Lakota journalist Kevin Abourezk. She will focus on Indigenous people and settlers who are working together to grapple with and overcome histories of violent dispossession.
The CAS Inquire program’s 2022-23 theme is “Searching for Common Ground in a Polarized World.” Students in the program connect with college thought leaders and other inquisitive students to discuss ideas, using a college-wide series of public lectures as a focal point.
This academic year’s series includes five lectures in the disciplines of English, political science, sociology, and history, culminating in a panel discussion with the speakers in March 2023. Julia Schleck, English; Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, political science; Regina Werum, sociology; and Geoff Lorenz, political science, have contributed talks around the theme.
During the three-year program, CAS Inquire students take specialized courses, help with facilitating the program and enjoy additional benefits. They can apply, or be nominated by faculty, for the program as freshmen. The program launched in September of 2019 with the theme “Rise of the Machines” and centered around the theme “Pleasure and Pain” in 2021-22.