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
The Ann 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
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
Queens alumna Ingrid Jungermann ’99 returns to campus as a Creative Crossroads Visiting Artist to discuss her work as a filmmaker, writer, director and actor. Jungermann received Best Screenplay awards this year for her debut feature film “Women Who Kill” at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. View Event
The Learning Society invites you to join a discussion on geopolitical hot spots and the confluence of cyber security, privacy and national security with General Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA director, and Sir John Scarlett, former chief of British Secret Intelligence Service. View Event