Upcoming Lectures and Conversations
Our public outreach programs bring a broad constituency of campus and community members together for shared humanities experiences. We host artists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, public figures, community experts, and world leaders to investigate how humans relate to the self, to others, and to the world we share. Our speakers are diverse, renowned or emerging, and have include Nobel Laureates, National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize recipients, and MacArthur Foundation “Geniuses,” among others.
In the past five years alone, we have lead public conversations about antiracist practices, creativity and wellness, fiction and empathy, bias and discrimination in innovative technologies, environmental art, monuments and memory, women in leadership, the pressures and rewards of public service, and constitutional democracy and voting rights. Recent speakers have included Margaret Atwood, Ruha Benjamin, John Brennan, Sandra Cisneros, Michael Chabon, Anita Hill, Ibram X. Kendi, Martha Jones, Tony Kushner, Maya Lin, Safiya Noble, Stanley Nelson, Reshma Saujani, Andrew Solomon, Anna Deavere Smith, and Zadie Smith.
Tanner Talks with
Carmen Maria Machado
Save the date: October 5, 2023
Author of In the Dream House and Her Body and Other Parties. More information coming soon!
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Tanner Lecture on Human Values with
Save the date: October 24, 2023
Journalist and author of The Uninhabitable Earth. More information coming soon!
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David P. Gardner Lecture with
Latoya Ruby Frazier
Save the date: November 14, 2023
Visual artist, photographer, advocate. More information coming soon!
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Author Meets Reader With
Min Jin Lee
Save the date: March 19, 2024
Author of Pachinko. More information coming soon!
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Tanner Talk With
Robin Wall Kimmerer & Kyle Whyte
Save the date: April 17, 2024
Author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants. More information coming soon!
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