We host events to promote engaging ideas on campus and in our community.

Upcoming Events

Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop

Featuring Colleen Haight
October 1 | Noon to 1 p.m. Central

Colleen Haight will present "The Prophet Function: Lessons From Delphi." We invite you to join us at Beckwith Recital Hall in the Challey School of Music or register on Zoom

Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series

Featuring Alice Marie Johnson
October 13 | 3:00 p.m. Central

Alice Marie Johnson, a former federal inmate who brings a passionate and personal perspective to criminal justice reform, will present "From Prison to Promise." We invite you to join us at the Louise S. Barry Auditorium or register on Zoom.

September 23
Emily Oster, economist and author of pregnancy and parenting books

October 13
Alice Marie Johnson, author and advocate for criminal justice reform 

November 9
Tyler VanderWeele, director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University


September 3
Bradley Campbell, Professor of Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles

September 17
Benjamin Klutsey, Director of the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange, Mercatus Center

October 1
Colleen Haight, Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, San Jose State University

October 15
Sameeksha Desai, Director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative, Indiana University 

October 29
Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project, University of Virginia

November 12
Carol Graham, Senior Fellow and Research Director, Brookings Institution

December 3
Ben Winchester, Research Fellow, Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota



You can find videos of our past events and speakers here



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