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Welcome to Hardesty Festival of Ideas
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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Creating A New Relationship Between Communities and Police Departments: Establishing Mutual Trust and Shared Responsibility For Safer Neighborhoods.
October 7, 2020
W. Kamau Bell
Sociopolitical comedian, host and executive producer of United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
October 14, 2020
Co-sponsored by the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Former NBA player and advocate for prevention of substance abuse
October 21, 2020
Author of the Campus Read book The Girl Who Smiled Beads
October 28, 2020
Co-sponsored by the WVU Humanities Center
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WVU grad and author of the debut book
, a story about growing up in West Virginia and her journey after.
March 3, 2021