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Lecture Series

Queens strives to inspire and engage the minds of our community. Our university is a hub for intellectual discussion, regularly bringing national and world-renowned thought leaders to campus. Recent guests include (pictured above, left to right) interfaith champion Eboo Patel, best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis and social activist Tim Wise.

We host a variety of speakers on stimulating topics ranging from business and politics to religion and science. One may not always agree with the opinions of our guests, but they are absolutely certain to get everyone thinking. Join Queens and its distinguished guest speakers to explore the critical issues of today.

The BB&T Distinguished Lecture Series - Exploring leadership perspectives

The Center for Ethics and Religion - Exploring the intersection of faith and moral beliefs in our lives

The Learning Society Lecture Series - Exploring contemporary issues and topics with notable guests

The Preyer Lecture Series - Exploring topics with guest scholars in the Arts and Sciences

The Tarwater Lecture Series - Exploring topics combining science and religion

The Thomas E. and Marilee McCollough Lecture Series - Exploring issues related to healthcare ethics

The Witherspoon Lecture Series - Exploring the connection of Science and Religion

Diversity Lecture & Cultural Series - Exploring diversity and inclusion

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EVENTS

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An Evening with Father Desbois

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice will be mark their one year anniversary by hosting a free event for the community in the newly renovated Belk Chapel. Queens welcomes Father Patrick Desbois, renowned Holocaust scholar and human rights activist, to discuss Catholic-Jewish understanding. View Event

10/18/17

Brujas

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Brujas

The General Education Program at Queens and the Center for Latino Studies invites Barbara Sostaita. She will discuss Brujas, a New York City-based skateboarding and grassroots group comprised entirely of local Latinx, black and indigenous women. View Event

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The Power of Giving: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business with Blake Mycoskie

The Learning Society and presenting sponsor Bank of America invite you to a discussion with Blake Mycoskie. A visionary global leader, entrepreneur, adventurer and bestselling author, Blake Mycoskie is Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the catalyst behind the now-ubiquitous One for One® movement. He's championed a forward-looking model for corporate responsibility and conscious consumerism, and continues to assist disadvantaged people worldwide-proof that you don't have to choose between making a living and making a difference. View Event

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An Evening with Dan Rather

Join the Learning Society for a timely discussion with journalist Dan Rather. For more than 50 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid broadcast journalist. View Event

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