Friday  Sept. 27, 2019 
10:00 AM
Providence United
Methodist Church

Our Friday Speaker:

Jacob Wobig, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Professor Political Science
Public Administration Department

Wingate University



Great Decisions Topic

 Nuclear Negotiations Back to the Future








Dr. Wobig grew up in a small ranching town in western Nebraska called Valentine, and attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln to study political science and international relations. After graduating in 2001, he went to the University of Iowa College of Law, where he became Editor in Chief of the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems. His interest in politics was already firmly entrenched by this time. Through undergrad and law school he worked as a volunteer in about half a dozen campaigns for local and statewide offices. (He says to ask about his Dean Scream story.) After law school he worked briefly for the Saunders County Attorney in Wahoo, Nebraska before becoming an associate at the Lincoln law firm Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit and Witt. 


Research Interests:
International and comparative human rights, international law, democratization and democratic consolidation, political violence.


2013     Ph.D. Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 
2004      J.D. University of Iowa College of Law
2001      Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Have you noticed

Charlotte's First Public Library



Among the changes


  • Resembles the Queens University site
  • Pages are shorter creating less scrolling
  • More open space
  • More reader friendly
  • Easier to read background and font 


Historic Brattonsville

Field Trip
October 9, 2019 

Cost: Seniors $9 with Guided Tour

Leaving 10 AM from the Queens University Sports Complex
Following the tour we will stop for a "Dutch Treat" lunch in Rock Hill


Experience living history, including the African American story, at this 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Explore the Bratton Plantation, owned and lived on by three generations of the Bratton family.

Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish and African-Americans in the South Carolina upcountry largely through preserving and interpreting the story of the Bratton community. Featuring more than 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century, the site provides visitors with an opportunity to see the evolution of Southern culture and architecture in the Carolina Piedmont. 

Learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food and entertained themselves in the 18th and 19th centuries at this 778-acre living history museum. Historical farming techniques and day-to-day activities are presented by costumed interpreters year-round. Also, explore the Huck's Defeat Battlefield Trail and video documentary that bring to life one of the most important Revolutionary War battles in the Carolinas.

To register contact John Ferguson at 704 572-6789 or after the next meeting.



Lunch Bunch
September 27th

Bistro La Bon — Cotswold
Napa  on Providence --Eastover
Roosters   —    Southpark
BG Metzler
Ruth McDevitt
at the lunch bunch table
Save the Dates-- April 27, 2020 to April 30, 2020 for the 

Wildacres Retreat

Registration opens January 2020
Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy
Topics: TBD

Great Decisions 2019
Kindle version -  now available to download from Kindle for $12.99
Refugees and Global Migration

The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future
The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.-China Trade
India and Its Neighbors
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
The United State and Mexico: Partnership Tested
State of the State Department and Diplomacy


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