School of Humanities & Social Science's Video Catalog
The third secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, addressed the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as part of the Greater Issues series. The former governor of Arizona as well as the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, Napolitano was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine. Napolitano discusses how the evolving threats the nation faces are blurring the lines between national and homeland security and how the country is evolving to face those threats and anticipate new ones.
Lecture and public demonstration by the SEWE watercolor artist. Raedeke, the 1989 SEWE featured artist, sold his first wildlife paintings when he was 11 and painted with oils from his childhood. After early experiences with fine arts, Raedeke later developed a fascination with watercolors while studying with the Chinese-American painter Jake Lee. He has been recognized as artist of the year by the National Wildlife Art Show at Kansas City and by the Wildlife Heritage Show at Minneapolis. The Easton Waterfowl Festival gave him a 20-year exhibition medallion.
Decorated aerial combat photographer and two-time winner of the Military Photographer of the Year award, retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall shares her stunning images and the stories behind them in a lecture and exhibit displaying her combat photography. Including Air Force Veteran of the Year, Pearsall has received wide public exposure for her work, including an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and publication in “Newsweek,” “The New York Times,” and on CNN. During three tours in Iraq, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. Now medically retired due to combat wounds, Pearsall works worldwide as a freelance photographer and owns and directs the Charleston Center for Photography.
Session 1 is the “Felt History”: Remembrances of The American Civil War with introduction by Emory M. Thomas. Panel speakers, James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr., The Centennial: An Insider’s View and David Blight, A Formula for Enjoying the War: Bruce Catton’s Civil War Centennial and Our Sesquicentennial.
Public demonstration and lecture by SEWE artist and Citadel alumnus Larry Seymour. A 1969 graduate of The Citadel, Seymour earned a BS in biology. A member of Oscar Company, Seymour put his talents to work on the cadet newspaper, yearbook and magazine. Although he began as a portrait artist, Seymour turned to wildlife art and made two trips to Africa. He was voted South Carolina Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year in 1986, and has participated in SEWE for many years. Seymour works in both watercolor and graphite and has more than 50 limited edition prints.
Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. His service has been profiled on television’s 60 Minutes and in Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book “War.” He is the first living recipient of the Medal since the Vietnam Conflict. He received his Medal of Honor in November 2010.
Crandall’s actions 46 years ago while an Army major are featured in the book and movie “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young.” A veteran Master Army Aviator in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, he received his Medal of Honor in 2007. Crandall flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to transport ammunition and rescue the wounded in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam.
Two soldiers. Two wars. Both men two generations apart but bound by a singular patriotism and, now, a common bond recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor in combat. Sal Giunta and Bruce Crandall discuss their experiences and reflect on the meaning of principled leadership. Moderated by Stacy Pearsall, twice recognized as military photographer of the year, Pearsall received the Bronze Star for her actions under fire in Iraq.
Lecture featuring a biography written by Philip Grose, about former South Carolina Gov. John C. West. "Looking for Utopia,” examines the life and political career of the 1942 graduate of The Citadel. West was governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975, having first represented his native Kershaw County in in the South Carolina Senate. West was elected lieutenant governor in 1966 and in 1970 ascended to the governor’s office in 1970 and served until 1975. Grose, a former member of West’s staff and research associate at the University of South Carolina. Drawing on West’s personal journals and autobiographical sketches, as well as oral histories and his own relationship with West as a staffer and close friend, Grose has created a richly nuanced portrait of a statesman who stepped out of Depression-era South Carolina to champion causes of the underdog and underprivileged as governor and to represent often-unpopular diplomatic stances in the feverish politics of the Middle East as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. West died in 2001.
Southern author, John Shelton Reed, discusses his new book, “Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in 1920s”. The book follows a young William Faulkner and his circle of friends in the New Orleans French Quarter in the years following World War I. Reed is able to bring to life the colorful and vibrant people and places of New Orleans in the Jazz Age.
Crespino discusses his book "Strom Thurmond's America," which examines the political career of South Carolina's longest serving senator and how Thurmond, a Democrat until switching parties in 1964, helped shape modern conservatism and sparked the realignment of Southern and national politics. Crespino is an associate professor of history at Emory University who specializes in U.S. 20th century history, the American South, post-World War II America, and the history and memory of the modern civil rights movement.
Pearsall is a former Air Force combat photographer, two-time winner of NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition, and owner of the Charleston Center for Photography. An Iraq veteran, Pearsall has been published in various national and international media as well as documentaries and has now published her very own book, Shooter. She presents this visual portrait of war--the perseverance, heroism, and survival-- through stunning photographs and powerful essays.
Patrick Duddy is the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence at the Duke University Center of International Studies. He is the former ambassador to Venezuela and deputy assistant secretary of state of the Western hemisphere. Duddy served as U.S. head of delegation to international conference on counter-narcotics, energy and assistance for Haiti. His lecture focuses on the recent Venezuelan elections in 2012.
Muravchik is an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., and a fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The lecture features his research on the "Protection Racket: Responsibility to Protect Becomes a Racket." Muravchik was formerly a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fellow-in-Residence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and executive director of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority. He served on the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1985 to 1997 and was a member of the Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China in 1992. He is also an editorial board member of the publications "World Affairs" and the "Journal of Democracy."
Frank Fahrenkopf, former chairman of the Republican National Committee under President Reagan held a public discussion moderated by Don Fowler, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee under President Clinton discussing the critical issues facing the U.S. in 2013 and beyond. Fahrenkopf is a U.S. lawyer and was chairman of the RNC from 1983 –1989. He is currently president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, the national trade association for the commercial casino industry. Fowler is a professor and businessman and served as National Chairman of the DNC from 1995-1997. He currently is a Citadel Fellow.