Mark your calendars: Professor Charmaine Chua will be giving Oberlin's ‘‘Last Lecture’’ of the spring 2019 semester!
Program Housing sent out a survey to all the first-years living in a Program House to ask who has been their most intriguing and inspirational professor thus far. And, a bunch of professors at Oberlin were named. But, Charmaine Chua’s name was mentioned multiple times.
So, we asked Professor Chua if she could give her last lecture (ever), what would it be about? And this is what she came up with: "Try Shit; Dare to Fail: Collective Possibility In and Against Capitalism’s Chokehold.’’
This event is aimed at first-years, but we welcome anyone to come. Join us and be a part of this innovative talk!
Charmaine Chua is an assistant professor of politics. Her research and teaching interests are in critical international relations, international security, global political economy, postcolonial theory, supply chains, the technology and logistics of warfare and capitalism, and contemporary left movements.
The idea of a “Last Lecture” became nationally recognized in the fall of 2007 when Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University who had recently learned his pancreatic cancer was terminal, gave his last lecture titled, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” Pausch inspired students with stories of his own life and advice on living a meaningful life.
Learn more about the Last Lecture program.