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Bishop McCabe Lectures | 2004-2005 Speakers


Allan J. Lichtman, AU Dept of History
"Keys to the White House"
Dr. Lightman's books include, among others, Prejudice and Old Politics: The Presidential Election of 1928; Your Family History; Ecological Inference; and The Keys to the White House. He is the editor of the Lexington Books series, Studies in Modern American History. He received the 1992-1993 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, the University's highest faculty honor, and has provided political commentary to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, as well as other international networks. He is a columnist for the Montgomery Gazette and has served as an expert witness in more than 60 voting rights and redistricting cases.


Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, and Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford
"One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future"
Professor Ehrlich's research group covers several areas. It continues to study the dynamics and genetics of natural populations of checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas). This research has applications to such problems as the control of insect pests and optimum designs for nature reserves. A central focus of his group is investigating ways that human-disturbed landscapes can be made more hospitable to biodiversity. This work in "countryside biogeography" is under the direction of Dr. Gretchen Daily, founder of the field. The Ehrlich group's policy research on the population-resource-environment crisis takes a broad overview of the world situation, but also works intensively in such areas of immediate legislative interests as endangered species and the preservation of genetic resources. A special interest of Ehrlich's is cultural evolution, especially with respect to environmental ethics. 


Richard D. Breitman, AU Dept of History
"U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis"
Dr. Breitman is author of five books, including German Socialism and Weimar Democracy; Breaking the Silence; American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945 (with Alan Kraut); The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and The Final Solution; and Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew. He works with the U.S. Holocaust Museum as editor-in-chief of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is an expert witness on cases involving Nazi war crimes.