An Afternoon with Joy Reid
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hadley Stage, Hancher Auditorium
Support provided by the Cassandra S. Foens M.D., F.A.C.R. and F. Wendell Miller Funds
Sponsors: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
A collaboration with Hancher.
Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of The ReidOut. She is a New York Times best-selling author, and also co-hosts a podcast: Reid This-Reid That with veteran TV journalist Jacque Reid. Her columns have appeared in multiple outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, New York Magazine, and The Daily Beast.
LGBTQ+ Equality and Civil Rights
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Location: International Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Support provided by: UI Public Health, UI Center for Human Rights, College of Law, Department of Political Science
The Moment Demands an Explanation-- The Daily is on a Mission to Find it
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union
No tickets required, first come, first seated.
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About the University Lecture Committee
For more than 30 years, The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the University hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.
Notable Donor: Cassandra Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R
More Than 10 Years of Bringing the World's Greatest Thinkers to the University of Iowa
On August 27, 2008, at the Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City, author Chuck Klosterman was ushered to the stage marking the inaugural event of the Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., Lecture Series. Before a standing room only audience, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee students proudly introduced the new series and the remarkable individual who made it possible.
What was originally envisioned as a program offering within the UI’s annual Week of Welcome, a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning students for the start of a new academic year, the series has shifted to lectures that take place throughout the academic year. The series has hosted a diverse slate of speakers including author Margaret Atwood, Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr., Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Paul Farmer, talk show host Seth Myers, and legendary basketball star and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.