Back to the Classroom V
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Room 200 - Scheler Family Humanities Forum
Cost: $40 per person
(includes, breakfast, snacks & lunch)
Schedule of Events
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Decline of the Bethlehem Steel
The bankruptcy of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 2001 has left a legacy of bitterness in the community with management and labor blaming each other. Although both sides contributed to the company’s problems, Bethlehem’s fate was sealed by its commitment to being a steel company at a time when demand for its product was weak and new technologies were revolutionizing steel production.
John K. Smith, Associate Professor; Chair, History Department
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Dreams of Motorbikes: Economic Development and Political Stability in Iraq
Most Iraqis dream of a better life for their families but have achieved little in the decade since the fall of Saddam. While oil exports has resulted in rapid economic growth in Iraq, the gains from this growth are unevenly distributed. This failure of economic development to keep up with rising expectations is destabilizing the country.
Frank Gunter PhD, Associate Professor, Economics Department;
Lehigh University Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
The 150th playing of College Football's most played rivalry
Lehigh vs. Lafayette - November 22, 2014 - Yankee Stadium
Hear the behind the scenes story about how THE GAME found its way to Yankee Stadium, how preparations are unfolding, and how to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event with family and friends.
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. - Break with Snacks
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Who owns your body? Personal and intellectual property in medical research
A universally accepted idea in our society is that we should be secure in our ownership of our own bodies. The closely related principle of autonomy is one of the primary pillars of medical ethics. A commonly accepted idea is that we also own the fruits of our labors, whether arising from our physical or intellectual toils. Both ideas – ownership of body and ownership of the fruits of one’s labor – can collide in the context of medical research, wherein materials derived from people’s bodies become the subject of study and manipulation by researchers. In this session, we will explore the origins of these ideas in our society, conflicts that arise, and ways in which such conflicts can be avoided.
RSVP by April 7th.
Questions? Dick Smith '55, Senior Alumni Council President at 610-888-0108