GCAS Free Public Lectures from 2020-2021
The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) has provided thousands of hours of free high-quality lectures and conferences to the public since 2013. We are committed to providing the public with high-level information and research findings from world-leading experts. This mission has become increasingly important in the context of active disinformation campaigns organized and distributed by social actors and institutions who seek to undermine the social good.
The purpose of our free public lecture series is to provide the public direct access to experts in various disciplines in order to enrich knowledge and the public discourse.
Saturday, September 26th
Noam Chomsky, PhD is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Chomsky is the author of many books.
Saturday, October 24 1pm EDT
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and a public intellectual.
Saturday, November 14th @1pm EST
Nathaneal Snow, PhD is assistant professor of economics at Ball State University.
Monday, December 7th
Andrew Feenberg, PhD was Herbert Marcuse’s student and is a leading thinker on the philosophy of technology.
Friday, January 22nd
Marianna Ganapini, PhD is a Researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor at Union College.
Friday, February 26th 1pm Eastern Time
Saturday, March 13th @11am Eastern
Saturday, April 17th @10am Eastern
CHARLENE L. EDGE is the author of the award-winning memoir, Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International. She gave 17 years to The Way. Afterwards, she graduated from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and for more than a decade she worked as a technical and proposal writer in the software industry. Her poetry has been featured on WMFE-FM’s Poetic Logic and published in The Florida Writer magazine, the Tampa Writers Alliance’s Wordsmith, and the Rollins Book of Verse 1885–2010. Her essays have appeared in Shifting Gears: Small, Startling Moments In and Out of the Classroom and ICSA Today, magazine of the International Cultic Studies Association. She is a member of the Florida Writers Association, the Authors Guild, and ICSA. She lives in Florida with her husband, Dr. Hoyt L. Edge. Charlene blogs about their travel adventures, writing, cults, fundamentalism, and whatever is on her mind.