The Learning Society

Timely dialogue, events and education alongside student engagement.


The Learning Society of Queens leads the way in influencing intellectual dialogue in the Charlotte region. Since 1988, our members' generosity has made possible a semi-annual speakers series that draws experts on important contemporary issues to campus.

We welcome Learning Society members—returning and new—as well as students and community members to our upcoming 2018-19 season's lecture series. Join us in engaging with these world renowned thought leaders.

2018-19 Learning Society Lectures

J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance

New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Hillbilly Elegy" | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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James Comey

James Comey

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013-2017) | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Captain Scott Kelly

Captain Scott Kelly spoke to Queens students and community members about his life story, perseverance, leadership and his historic space excursion.

Your annual membership gives you access to the leading minds of our times, while funding a unique learning experience for our students. Complete membership details including benefits and impact are available in the 2018-2019 Season Brochure.

We invite you to become a member  of the Learning Society. Membership is for two individuals and coincides with Queens' academic calendar running July 1 through June 30.

Community Experience

The Learning Society of Queens brings intellectual discourse to the Charlotte region, and we welcome the community to participate. Be notified by email as soon as individual public tickets go on sale for 2018-19 Learning Society lectures.

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Student Learning Experience

For each of our events, an on-campus, student-centric lecture is a signature segment to our speakers' visits. Students are invited to ask questions and converse with our lecturers. Additional information about these opportunities is communicated directly to our student population in advance of each event.

Atul Gawande

Learning Society speaker Atul Gawande discussed his New York Times' best-selling book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Learning Society membership or sponsorship, please call Julia Walton, director of the Learning Society, at 704-688-2838, or email waltonj@queens.edu

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