• 2017-18 Season of Historians’ Roundtable at MHCC Begins Oct. 25 With a Look at North Korea

    A new season of the Historians’ Roundtables at Mt. Hood Community College will kick-off Oct. 25 with a question and answer session on North Korea and what threat it poses to the world.

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    The presentation, titled “What’s Wrong with North Korea – and Should We be Afraid?”, occurs Wednesday, Oct. 25, from Noon to 1 p.m. in Room AC2732 on the Gresham Campus. MHCC political science instructor Janet Campbell and MHCC history instructors Pat Casey and Gunnar Abramson will lead the discussion.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room AC1710, the Historians’ Roundtable will present the “50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love,” a look at and discussion about San Francisco’s hippie subculture during 1967. The presentation will feature MHCC history instructors Casey, Jim Barnes, and Ken Wilson. Barnes will talk about what living in San Francisco was like during the Summer of Love, and Wilson – a former rock drummer and roadie – will discuss what was happening in the American music scene at the time.

    MHCC’s History department presents several Historians’ Roundtables events each year. They begin with a short presentation on a topic and discussion by a panel of MHCC Faculty, followed by an audience Q&A. In the past, Historians’ Roundtables have tackled pop culture topics, like the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, and hot-button issues, such as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    Historians’ Roundtables are free and open to the public.