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  • Writer's pictureRothermel Foundation

2004 - 2019 Lectures


April 7, 2019

Faces of Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Dr. Carol Colton, Professor in Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine.

October 6, 2019

Sex, Race, and Politics Explaining the Division between the Religious Left and Religious Right

Dr. Daniel K. Williams, Professor of History, University of West Georgia.


April 29, 2018

Immunotherapy Engineering: New Treatments for Cancer

Dr. Gianpietro Dotti, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

October 7, 2018

Concepts of God

Dr. Andrei Buckareff (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program), Marist College.


The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Director of the Penn State Earth Systems Science Center, Penn State University.


I Shall Not Hate: A Message of Hope, Faith, and Courage

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Associate Professor, Dala Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Climate Change: What’s Happening?

Dr. Bruce Wielicki, Senior Earth Scientist, NASA.


Fracking for Hydrocarbons in North Carolina

Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor,State Geologist of North Carolina,and Dr. Avner Vengosh, Professor of Geochemistry and Water Resources, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

Reason, Morality, and the Death Penalty

Michael Tigar, Professor Emeritus, Duke Law School and American University, Washington, School of Law.


New Discoveries in Ancient Galilee

Dr. Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America

Dr. Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Ethics of Drone Warfare

Dr. John Kaag, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell


New Medical Miracles: Promises and Pitfalls

Dr. Ronald M. Green, Eunice

Julian Cohen, Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College

Soulful Science: An Evolutionary Theology

Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution


Jesus and Judaism

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University

Troubled Waters: Issues and Politics of Eastern North Carolina’s Waters

I. Clark Wright, Attorney

Chosen for Destruction: A Holocaust Survivor Tells His Story

Mr. Morris Glass


God, Soul, Mind, Brain

Dr. Michael Graziano, Princeton University

Africa: Beyond the Stereotypes

Mr. Jon Sawyer

Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Dr. James Thomas

Mr. John Beck


New Bern’s Early Religious Communities

Dr. Lauren Winner

Nelson McDaniel

Gwen Bryan

Rev. Msgr. Gerald Lewis

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

Dr. Richard A. Lutz, Director Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Biotechnology, Rutgers University at Centenary United Methodist Church


Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Offshore North Carolina: Could it Happen? Should it Happen? Will it Happen?

Dr. Donald F. Oltz, Petroleum Geologist Director (Ret) Alabama State Oil and Gas Board.

Dr. B.J. Copeland, Marine Ecologist, Vice Chair, North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission.

Dr. Michael F. Orbach, Social Anthropologist, Director (ret.), Duke Marine Laboratory

Climate Change and Polar Ice: Are We Waking Sleeping Giants?

Waleed Abdalati, Ph.D.

The New Dialogue Between Science and Religion

George L. Murphy, Ph.D., M.Div.


Ethics and Embryos: The Issues in Stem Cell Research

Dr. Ronald M. Green, The Eunice.

Julian Cohen, Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College

Toward the 21st Century: A Vision of Women in Church & Society

Sister Theresa Kane


Nanotechnology and the Future: The Facts and Some Ethical Concerns

Dr. Vicki Colvin

What Americans Need to Know About Muslims and Islam

George W. Braswell, Jr., D. Min. Ph.D.


Interfaith Dialogue

Mark J. Pelavin

Environmental Health: Life or Half-Life

Dr. Dade W. Moeller

DaVinci Code

Dr. Bart Ehrman


The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

Dr. James C. VanderKam, Ph.D.

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