Five @ Five Lecture Series

Five @ Five Lecture Series

The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five one-and-a-half-hour lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This educational program highlights the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty members, and is open to the community.

Spring 2017 Lecture Topic

Tools of War

Presented by David Longenbach, Instructor in History

World War II was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths. It is often said that few things advance technology and innovation as quickly as war.

This five-week series will uncover how World War II was no different, as each side worked tirelessly to develop more advanced and powerful weapons.

Schedule & Cost


Lectures will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the following Thursday evenings: 
March 23, 2017 through April 27, 2017 (please note there will be no class on April 13.)


$59 per person, $89 for two people of the same household.