EKU Chautauqua Lecture Series


The 2016-2017 Chautauqua Lecture Series at Eastern Kentucky University explores the challenging and age-old theme of “Order and Chaos,” in relation to a wide and interdisciplinary variety of interests and approaches, including philosophy and psychology, national and global politics, personal struggles and cultural identities, artistic and musical expression, evolutionary theory and cosmology. This year, we welcome sixteen distinguished scholars, critics, scientists, journalists, poets, artists and musicians—from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from across the nation, and from across the ocean. Plus, of course, the always fascinating National Juried Art Exhibition on the series theme. Join us for a year of stimulating ideas, eye-opening explorations, and engaging discussions.

All Chautauqua Lectures are Free and Open to the Public. 

All lectures are at 7:30 PM in O'Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.

Free Parking is available on campus in Employee and Visitor lots for all lectures: See campus map.

Meet and Greet with Chautauqua speakers, 5:00-5:45 PM in Library 201 on the day of the lecture.

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Chautauqua Lectures