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UWM at Washington County Community Lecture Series begins Wednesday, September 25

Washington Co., WI – Each fall, UWM at Washington County presents a lecture series that focuses on a different country. Faculty experts and professionals share their knowledge with lectures that dive into related topics.

This year there will be a series of five one-hour lectures exploring France.


UWM Community Lecture Series

Admission is free, and no registration is required. A Q&A session follows each lecture. All presentations are at the UWM at Washington County campus and begin at 6:30 p.m. The first lecture takes place in the campus theater. The subsequent lectures are in Room 201.

Matt Zillig (chest up) standing in front of beige wall


The first lecture in the series is in memory of Matt Zillig. When he died in 2008, his friends created a memorial fund to promote his commitment to the idea of global citizenship. The Friends of Matt Zillig sponsor the first lecture as well as a social immediately following it that features food samples from the featured country. Student fees also support the community lecture series.


Sept. 25: Overview of France
Speaker: Guillaume Lacroix, 
consul general of France
The lecture and social immediately afterward are sponsored by the Friends of Matt Zillig.


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Oct. 2: French Culture and Food
Speaker: Lawrence A. Kuiper, 
associate professor of French, UW-Milwaukee

Oct. 9: French Firms Doing Business in Wisconsin – Panel Discussion

  • Andrea Jett Fletcher, executive director, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago (moderator)
  • Delphine Laporterie Domenget, director of human resources, Manitou Group, West Bend
  • Janice Lampron, executive assistant, Lesaffre Yeast Corp., Milwaukee
  • Severine Zaslavski, senior information technology executive, Manpower Group

Oct. 16: French Criminal Justice System
Speaker: Ken Farmer,
 attorney and author (Real Lawyers, Chez Betty)

Oct. 23: Underbelly of Impressionism
Speaker: Graeme Reid
, director of collections & exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art

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