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2019 Events at the Lepage Center

Thursday, Jan. 31

Op-Ed Writing 101: A Workshop with Jonathan Zimmerman

11:30am-1pm, St. Augustine Center Room 300, Villanova University

The Lepage Center welcomes Jonathan Zimmerman, historian, author and writer of hundreds of opinion pieces and popular articles, for a workshop on how academics can use op-eds to communicate scholarly research. Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and other popular newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the Lepage Center Advisory Council.

Open to Villanova faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP to


Friday, Feb. 8

History Career Day

11:00am-3pm, Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University

A signature program of the Lepage Center, "History Career Day" showcases for students how history majors put their degrees to work in the history profession and beyond, helping to shape our world and create enriching careers for themselves and others.


  • 11:00am - Keynote, Emily Swafford, director of the Career Diversity for Historians project at the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.

  • 12:00pm - Lunch (provided by the Lepage Center)

  • 1:00pm - Career Paths with a History Degree panel and conversation featuring Kathryn Szumanski, Director of Professional Development, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Villanova University and History B.A. ('95) and M.A. ('97), Villanova; Mark Kehres, Associate Director of Alumni & Parents, Haverford College and History M.A., Villanova ('08); and Alain Duroseau, Business Performance Advisor and History B.A., Villanova ('09).

  • 2:00pm - Crafting a Narrative Around Your History Education, a cover letter writing workshop specifically targeted to history graduate students, undergrad majors and minors hosted by Jhaakira Jacobs, Villanova Career Center.

  • 3:00pm - Conclusion

Open to all Villanova History graduate students, undergraduates majoring or minoring in History, and all students interested in a History degree. RSVP to


Tuesday, Mar. 19

"How Do We Participate in Democracy?"


6:00pm-8:00pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University


Tuesday, Apr. 9

"How Do We Participate in Democracy?"


6:00pm-8:00pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University


Thursday, Apr. 25

Homeland Security since 9/11 with Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security

Hosted by the World Affairs Council; sponsored by Villanova University's Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership; the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

6:00pm, The Inn at Villanova, Villanova University

Please visit the World Affairs Council website for event information.


Wednesday, Sept. 4

Fall Open House

St. Augustine Center, Room 410, Villanova Campus

A fall open house sponsored by the Lepage Center. Learn about our programs and initiatives, see our space, and connect with other students and faculty. Hosted by the Lepage Center, the event is open to all members of the Villanova community. Refreshments will be served.

Open to Villanova students, faculty and staff

Wednesday, Sept. 18

"Revising Early America

Part 1 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

7:00pm-8:30pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University

Wednesday, Oct. 30

"Revising the Civil War

Part 2 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

7:00pm-8:30pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University

Wednesday, Nov. 6

"Revising the Cold War

Part 3 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

7:00pm-8:30pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University

Complimentary dessert reception immediately following the event