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2016-2017 Schedule

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

All events are free and open to the public.

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FALL 2016

Sep. 1 Nancy Nyquist Potter
Heroes, Mavericks, and Psychopaths: The Virtue and Vice of Defiance
Sep. 15 Special EventCelebrating 400 Years of Cervantes and Shakespeare
With EKU Professors Manuel Cortés-Castañeda, Ezra Engling & Kevin Rahimzadeh
Sep. 22 Maria Hinojosa
A Latina Perspective on the Politics of 2016
Keynote Address for Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 6

Missy Jenkins Smith
I Choose to Be Happy: Triumphing over Tragedy
Keynote Address for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Oct. 20 Gwynne Dyer
Don't Panic!: ISIS, Terror, and Today's Middle East
Nov. 3 Joy Harjo
Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings
Keynote Address for Native American Heritage Month
Nov. 17 Jeremy England
Entropy and Irreversible Change: The Thermodynamics of Evolutionary Adaptation
Dec. 1 Christian Parenti
War and Development in the Age of Climate Change
International Studies Keynote Address


Jan. 23 -
Feb. 22
Chautauqua National Juried Art Exhibition
A Juried Exhibition on the Theme, "Order and Chaos"
A reception for the Exhibition will be held on
Thursday, January 26 in Giles Gallery from 5-7:00pm.
Feb. 9 Bianca Spriggs
The Only Way Out Is Within: A Poet's Path to Surrender
Keynote Address for National Black History Month
Feb. 23 Ted Gioia
The Dangerous History of the Love Song
Mar. 2 Lisa Day
Order, Chaos, and Gender: Women's Art of the Italian Renaissance
Keynote Address for Women's History Month
Mar. 23 Steve Baker
The Disorderly Animal in Contemporary Art
Keynote Address for the 3rd Biennial "Living With Animals" Conference
Apr. 20 Dr. Lisa Randall
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: An Evening with Dr. Lisa Randall
7th Annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture
Apr. 27

John Inazu
Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference 
Keynote Address for First Amendment Week

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