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Tanner Talks

Launched in Spring 2020, our Tanner Talks bring interdisciplinary scholars, writers, and public figures together with campus and community members for unscripted conversations about contemporary challenges. Each event consists of a one-hour discussion between Director Erika George, our invited speaker, and audience members.

Previous Tanner Talk speakers include Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist; Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code; and Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

Upcoming Tanner Talks

September 22, 2022 at 4pm
Tanner Talk with Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.

Location: UMFA Dumke Auditorium


Nathan WainsteinNovember 3, 2022 at 12pm
Faculty Talk with Nathan Wainstein, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Department of Communication
“Aboutness: Death Stranding and Labor” 

Location: Tanner Humanities Center Jewel Box


April 4, 2023
Tanner Talk with Kyle Whyte

Kyle Whyte is a philosopher and scholar whose work focuses on the problems and possibilities Indigenous peoples face regarding climate change, environmental justice, and food sovereignty.

Registration information coming soon

Last Updated: 9/7/22