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Pacific hosts three prominent speakers first week of February

Artist and painter Corky Normart, award-winning author Evan Wright and General Wesley Clark form the dynamic lineup Feb. 4, 6 and 7.
Jan 25, 2019

Colliver Lecture: Art Restoration in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre" with Corky Normart

Dome of church of the holy sepulchre-photo by Florian SeifertPresenting the Colliver Lecture on Monday, Feb. 4, artist Corky Normart will talk about his restoration and painting of the Great Dome over the Tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The site of the church is considered one of the holiest Christian sites in the world and has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians. Normart's lecture, "Art Restoration in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre," will be at 7 p.m. in the Janet Leigh Theatre. It is free and open to the public. more>

Generation Kill book art"Generation Kill: From Iraq to Memoir to Miniseries," with Evan Wright

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Pacific welcomes Evan Wright, award-winning author of "Generation Kill," the basis of the Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries. In his lecture, "Generation Kill: From Iraq to Memoir to Miniseries," Wright will talk about his experience being embedded in 2002 with the U.S. Marines in Iraq as a journalist on assignment from Rolling Stone magazine, and how his memoir became hit miniseries. The lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Wendell Phillips Center, room 140, is free and open to the public. more>

Gerber Lecture: "World Events and National Security" with General Wesley Clark

General Wesley ClarkGeneral Wesley Clark, ret., former Supreme Commander of NATO for Europe, will give the Gerber Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Clark will address "World Events and National Security" in this free lecture. A highly decorated four-star general, Clark is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, honorary knighthoods from the Dutch and British governments, among numerous other honors. more>

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