Next Up:

Lisa Lucas

  • Date: September 25, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Englert Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Publisher of Guernica, a non-profit online magazine focusing on writing that explores the intersection of art and politics with an international and diverse focus. Prior  to that she served as Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute, on the development team at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and as a consultant for the Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, the Scholastic... Continue Reading

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Khizr Khan

  • Cassandra S. Foens, M.S. Annual Lecture

  • Date: October 2, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Englert Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Khizr Muazzam Khan and Ghazala Khan, the Pakistani American parents of United States Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War. The couple received international attention following a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Continue Reading

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G. Willow Wilson

  • A Superhero for Generation Why

  • Date: October 8, 2017 7:30 pm
  • Location: Hancher Auditorium
  • Cost: Free

G. Willow Wilson is a superhero who employs her literary powers to address pressing issues including religious intolerance and gender politics. In fiction, nonfiction, and comics, the American convert to Islam has distinguished herself as a writer of remarkable originality and insight. In her lecture, Wilson uses the challenges Ms. Marvel—a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager—faces as a parallel for the challenges of a misunderstood generation: the millennials. Continue Reading

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Peter Aguero

  • Date: October 9, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Englert Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Peter Aguero was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey and lives in Queens, NY with his lovely wife. He’s a Moth StorySLAM host, GrandSLAM champion, and instructor for the MothSHOP Community Education Program. He’s also the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. Peter loves his Mom. Continue Reading

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Byron Pitts

  • Date: October 21, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Location: Main Lounge, IMU
  • Cost: Free

Known for his thought-provoking coverage and his commitment to exceptional storytelling, Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist and is a co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline. In 2013, Pitts became an anchor and the Chief National Correspondent at ABC. Prior to working for ABC, Pitts was the Chief National Correspondent for CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. He was also CBS’ lead correspondent at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11th attacks and won... Continue Reading

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Monica Lewinsky

  • Date: October 24, 2017 7:30 pm
  • Location: IMU Main Lounge
  • Cost: Free

Monica Lewinsky advocates for a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998. A social activist, public speaker, and contributor to Vanity Fair, she is involved with Bystander Revolution as an ambassador and advisor.  Continue Reading

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