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Mark Your Calendars! Dr. Michael Neufeld to Speak on Wernher von Braun

The UAH History Department is delighted to announce the upcoming visit of Dr. Michael Neufeld, the chair of the Space History Division at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Neufeld has just published Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Knopf, 2007), a pathbreaking biography that has been widely praised by the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the L.A. Times Book Review, and the Washington Post. Neufeld also discussed his book on NPR’s Talk of the Nation in October.

Dr. Neufeld will be in Huntsville from February 25 to February 29 as a Humanities Center Short-Term Eminent Scholar. He will give two public lectures, one on "Wernher Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War" on Tuesday February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Recital Hall, and a second on "Space Hero or Nazi Villain?: Wernher von Braun as Cold War Icon" as part of the UAH Honors Forum on Thursday February 28 at 11:10 a.m. in Frank Franz Hall. He will also lead discussions with students enrolled in Dr. Dunar's "U.S. Foreign Policy since 1920," Dr. Waring's "Modern America," and Dr. Johnson's "Studies in Modern Europe" classes.

Mark your Calendars!