Anxiety and Power in the United States and China

The roughly concurrent rise to power of Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, as well as the apparently increasing ethnic nationalism around the globe, has been predicated, in part, upon anxieties of racial or ethic difference, social change, and economic inequality. But there is something more: the deliberate social construction of anxiety as a means to the creation of extremely motivated political activists—the less polite term is ‘fanatics’—appears to be increasingly common in political discourse.

All Veterans are NOT Rambo


A popular movie series in the 1980s centered around a veteran named Rambo. In this first movie, Rambo had flashbacks and frequent reminders of his time in war prompting anxiety and violent behavior. Since that time, veterans are occasionally characterized as Rambos creating employment and legal issues for them. But is the characterization correct?

Anxiety Science


This talk will discuss the pathophysiology process behind anxiety. The talk will look at the effects of anxiety on the body, how to detect it, recommended treatments and general suggestions of what to do for students who suffer with this diagnosis.


Julie Beck, RN, D.Ed., CNE

Director of Nursing & Associate Professor of Nursing, Wilson College

Every Picture Tells A Story: Demographic and Social Changes in the United States as Sources of Anxiety


Changes in the racial and ethnic landscape in the United States, as well as increasing class polarization and challenges to the gendered social order, have left many in the country feeling anxious and uneasy. This talk will present information on several of these changes, and explore interpretations of current transformations to our race, class, and gender structure.




Julie Raulli, Ph.D.