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Welcome to Festival of Ideas

Today, the lecture series spans the academic year and brings a diverse group of news-makers, public figures and thought leaders—along with WVU’s own academic superstars—to engage the campus community in important issues of the day.

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FALL 2018 Series

Nadine Strossen
UPDATE: CANCELED due to unavoidable travel issues. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

Thank you!

Nadine Strossen

HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

November 8, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.
San Francisco 49ers
Patriotism, Politics, and the Playing Field

A panel discussion presented by the WVU Reed College of Media and co-sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series.

Panelists: Nancy Armour, Kevin Blackistone, Kimberley Martin, Keith Reed and Etan Thomas

Moderated by Tony Caridi

November 13, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing by Etan Thomas to follow

Watch the webcast.

Photo by Keith Allison CC BY-SA 2.0

George Yancy

Why Does Race Still Matter?

November 27, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
7:30 p.m.

Book signing to follow.

Co-sponsored by the WVU Department of Philosophy and the WVU Humanities Center.
Stewart Hall
WVU Presidents Panel

The Future of Higher Education

A panel discussion featuring President Gee and former WVU Presidents

Moderated by Dr. Robert E. DiClerico

December 6, 2018
Mountainlair Ballrooms
3:00 p.m.

This event will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. 


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