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2017-2018 SERIES

Check out this years upcoming events.

More event information to come! 

Picture of opioids and the brain.

Opioid Crisis in America

August 17, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.

Fukushima Auditorium at the Health Sciences Center

Co-sponsored by the Tanner Lecture Series

Learn more about the Opioid Crisis   Watch a replay of the webcast

Picture of the White House seal.

Journalism on the Frontlines: Covering the Trump Administration

September 13, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Mountainlair Ballrooms

Co-sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series and the Reed College of Media

Learn more about this Panel Discussion on Journalism

Watch the panel discussion live! 

Picture of a word cloud and a light bulb with mountains in the background to depict the new digital era.

The New Digital Era and the Implications for Education

October 27, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms

Co-sponsored by the College of Business and Economics 

Book cover of Dan Buettner's work -The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People.

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

November 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms

Learn more about the lecture Book signing to follow!   

Picture of Bjorn Lomborg's book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming.

The Truth about Global Warming

December 3, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms

Co-sponsored by Young President's Organization

Panel Discussion: Conquering the Opioid Epidemic

February 20, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Charleston Civic Center
Charleston, WV

Co-sponsored by Charleston Gazette-Mail

More information to follow!

Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis

February 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms

More information to follow!

For Festival of Ideas, parking  is free after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday in non-restricted lots at West Virginia University. Please take note when parking for an event that it is in a non-restricted parking area to ensure you will not be ticketed

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