Upcoming Academic Events

Coming Soon February 22, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

Institute for Freedom and Community Conversation

What is Diversity Anyway?

Irshad Manji, Professor of Leadership, New York University and Lecturer, Oxford University’s Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights

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Coming Soon March 4, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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The Populist Revolt, Merit, and the Common Good

Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

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Coming Soon March 9, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

Lutheran Center Keynote Address: Chris Stedman

Presented by The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community

Chris Stedman, Author
Deanna Thompson, Moderator; Lutheran Center Director and Martin E. Marty Regents Chair in Religion and the Academy

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Coming Soon March 11, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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Anti-Semitism and Liberal Freedom

Bari Weiss, Journalist and Author of "How to Fight Anti-Semitism"

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Coming Soon March 16, 2021 — 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Spring Mellby Lecture

Charles Umbanhowar, Jr., Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

Viking Theater

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Coming Soon March 18, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

James M. May Lecture in Classics

Contesting Muses

John F. Miller, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

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Coming Soon March 22, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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Call-Out Culture and Progressive Politics

Loretta Ross, Visiting Associate Professor of the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College

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Coming Soon April 13, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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China after Trump

Sheena Greitens, Associate Professor, LBJ School, Faculty Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, and Distinguished Scholar, Strauss Center for International Security and Law
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College
Jonathan Stromseth '85, Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies and Senior Fellow, Brookings

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Coming Soon April 29, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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Freedom, Populism, and Big Tech

Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling Author

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Coming Soon May 11, 2021 — 7 p.m. (CT)

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Freedom, Open Inquiry and the Academy

Helen Pluckrose, British Cultural Critic, Editor-in-Chief of Areo Magazine, Co-author of "Cynical Theories"
Ilana Redstone, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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