We host events to promote engaging ideas on campus and in our community.

Upcoming Events

Human Progress and Flourishing

Featuring Ilana Redstone
January 21 | 10-11 a.m. Central | Beckwith Recital Hall

Ilana Redstone will present "The Uncertainty Principle: Why Building a Climate that Welcomes a Diversity of Perspectives Can Be So Difficult and How We Can Do It Anyway." To attend virtually, register on Zoom.

Black History Month

Free Film Screening
February 17 | 7 p.m. Central | Anishinaabe Theater, Memorial Union

Join us for a free showing of the thought-provoking documentary "Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World." Learn more. 

February 23
Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, columnist at The Wall Street Journal, and media commentator

April 7: Financial Markets Day
Liz Ann Sonders, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwaub

May 2022
Vernon Smith, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences


January 21
Ilana Redstone, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 4
Speaker to be determined

February 18
Dennis Coates, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

March 4
Kristen Monaco, Chief Economist, Federal Maritime Administration

March 25
Daniel Bennett, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville

April 8
James Peoples, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee

April 22
Abigail Devereaux, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wichita State University



You can find videos of our past events and speakers here



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