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Thursday, September 27, 2018 
7:30 p.m.

Christine Brennan, sports commentator for USA Today

"Women's Sports, Title IX and the Glass Dome"

Location: Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst


Christine Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for ABC News, PBS NewsHour, CNN and National Public Radio, a best-selling author and a nationally known speaker. Twice named one of the country's top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered the last 17 Olympic Games, summer and winter.

Hosted by: Sandhills Community College

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Robert Watson,

professor of American Studies, Lynn University

"Dysfunction in Washington: History, Causes, Consequences"

Location: Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School

Robert Watson is an award-winning author and historian who has published 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, chapters, and essays on topics in history and politics.

Watson has served as editor and a board member for numerous scholarly journals, and as the editor of the popular, multi-edition encyclopedia sets The American Presidents and American First Ladies. He has also served on the boards of the Harry S. Truman Foundation, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, and George McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service, and has served as a visiting fellow/scholar with the Truman Presidential Library and Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, among many others.

Watson has been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The New York Times, NPR and the BBC.

Hosted by: League of Women Voters of Moore County

Thursday, January 31, 2019
4 p.m.

Joseph Koyie, Maasai warrior, activist

"The Unique View of an African Naturalist"

Location: Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, PhD,  director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Duke University

"What you Need to Know About Alzheimer's"


Location: Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School

Dr. Welsh-Bohmer has directed the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Center in the Department of Neurology at Duke University since 2006. She leads a multidisciplinary team focused on discovering the biological basis of Alzheimer’s disease and developing methods to enhance early diagnosis and speed drug discovery. Currently, she oversees the neuropsychology scientific operations of a Phase III global clinical trial to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The methods her team is developing for this study fill have implications for accelerating global clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

Hosted by: American Association of University Women

Thursday, March 28, 2019  

7:30 p.m.

Daryl Davis, musician, actor  and author 

"Klan We Talk"

Location: Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School

Daryl Davis is an international recording artist, actor and author of "Klan-Destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan." 


On a quest to do nothing more than explore racism and gather information for his book, Davis eventually became the recipient of numerous robes and hoods given to him by KKK members who rescinded their beliefs after coming to know him. He had inadvertently stumbled upon a successful method of forming friendships between sworn enemies. 

Filled with exciting encounters and sometimes amusing anecdotes, Davis’ impassioned lectures leave an audience feeling empowered to confront their own prejudices and overcome their fears, seeking to build a bridge and forge peace with their most unlikely adversaries.

Hosted by: Moore County Schools

Growing up as a Maasai in Kenya, Joseph Koyie was almost killed by a lion. This proved to be a pivotal moment in his life. He was the first of his generation to get educated and get a job. Joseph went on to be named the best guide in all of Kenya in 2012 for his work with Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara.


His initial desire to send his own kids to school evolved into another life changing role as Country Director of Under the Acacia, master-mining a game-changing sustainable community development model in Loita that now serves 150,000 of his tribe.

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