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.