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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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An Evening with Dr. Atul Gawande

The Learning Society presents Dr. Atul Gawande. Both TIME and Foreign Policy magazines place Dr. Atul Gawande among the top 100 influential thinkers. View Event

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BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action Series Presents Carl S. Armato

Join the McColl School of Business as we welcome Carl S. Armato, President & CEO of Novant Health. View Event

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Nikki Giovanni

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we welcome poet Nikki Giovanni, who has been awarded an unprecedented seven NAACP Image Awards, has been nominated for a Grammy and was a finalist for the National Book Award for "Gemini." View Event

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Witherspoon Lecture: Dr. William P. Brown

The Center for Ethics and Religion presents the Witherspoon Lecture, featuring Dr. William P. Brown, a professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. View Event

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