Wayne State University experts available to comment on trending topics for December
Wayne State University's PR team compiles a list of university experts who can speak about trending topics and significant milestones each month.
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REPEAL DAY – DECEMBER 5
The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition. Was Prohibition a success in any way, and would it work today? After repealing the 18th Amendment, the 21st Amendment gave states a lot of power to regulate alcoholic beverages.
Robert Sedler, distinguished professor of law and constitutional law expert, is prepared to discuss the 21st Amendment and how it opened the door to states having power to regulate alcoholic beverages.
Steven Winter, Walter S. Gibbs distinguished professor of constitutional law, is ready to discuss.
PEARL HARBOR DAY – DECEMBER 7
Our expert can put the Pearl Harbor invasion into historical perspective while sharing how the American public and our leaders reacted to the attack.
Elizabeth Lublin, associate professor of history, is available to talk about Pearl Harbor Day and offer a historical perspective about the event that led to the United States' involvement in World War II.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – DECEMBER 10
What do human rights in America mean when compared to other parts of the world? Where are human rights violated most commonly, and what are we doing on an ongoing basis to help?
Andrew Port, professor of history, is ready to explore the significance of Human Rights Day.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WINTER 2019 COMMENCEMENT – DECEMBER 10
Nearly 3,000 students will conclude 2019 as graduates of Wayne State University and will have an opportunity to participate in Commencement. The ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
BILL OF RIGHTS DAY – DECEMBER 15
The first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution comprise the Bill of Rights. Who was responsible for drafting the Bill of Rights, and what was the original intent of this document?
Robert Sedler, distinguished professor of law and constitutional law expert, can discuss the Bill of Rights while offering historical context.
Steven Winter, Walter S. Gibbs distinguished professor of constitutional law, is prepared to elaborate on the Bill of Rights.
WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY – DECEMBER 17
Dec. 17 commemorates Orville and Wilbur Wright's first successful flight in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft in 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. How did the Wright brothers pave the way for domestic and international flight, and how has the aviation industry transformed the global economy?
Paul Kershaw, visiting assistant professor, is a historian of 20th century U.S. and Mexican history, specializing in national and global politics of economic development and the history of capitalism.
William Lynch, associate professor, is an expert in the areas of science and technology studies, environmental history, and evolutionary science.