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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 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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The Preyer Lecture Series Presents: "Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War"

Historian Dr. Penny Von Eschen, a professor of humanities at Cornell University, delivers this year’s Preyer Lecture. Starting in the mid 1950s, for two decades the U.S. State Department sent hundreds of jazz musicians on tours around the world. View Event

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BB&T Leaders in Action Lecture featuring Rodrigo Jordan, Ph.D.

Join the Queens McColl School of Business as we welcome Rodrigo Jordan, Ph.D., Founder and President of Vertical S.A. View Event

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The Tarwater Lecture Series Presents: "Excavations in the Tophet at Carnage: A Precinct for Child Sacrifice and Burial"

Queens welcomes Dr. John D. Currid, as he delivers the inaugural Ann Tarwater Lecture, which explores the relationship between religion and the physical or social sciences. View Event

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Witherspoon Lecture: Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters

The Center for Ethics and Religion presents the Witherspoon Lecture, featuring Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters, a professor of theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is a leader in global discussions about therelationship between theology and science. View Event

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