Events

The University Center for the Humanities at Western Michigan University presents informative and interesting speakers throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

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Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

April 2, 2018 | 6 p.m. | 204 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Educational Equity: From the 'Kalamazoo Case' to the 'Kalamazoo Promise' and Beyond"

Tim Light Lecture Series on China: Dr. Xuefei Jin 金學飛 aka Ha Jin 哈金

April 5, 2018 | 4 p.m. | 1910 Sangren Hall, WMU
"Displacement as Opportunity"

The Promise of Education: Danielle Allen

April 12, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
2018 Burian University-Community Lecture Series: "Inequality, Citizenship, and the Promise of Education"

The Promise of Education: Diane Ravitch - Rescheduled

April 18, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Room 2000, Schneider Hall, WMU
"Education Reform and the Promise of Public Education"

Past events

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

February 28, 2018 | 4 p.m. | Brown and Gold room, Bernhard Center, WMU
"Legal Ethics in the Media"

Books and Beer

January 25, 2018 | 4 to 6 p.m. | University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss, WMU
A celebration of WMU faculty publications

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

January 25, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 157 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Where Do You Stand in Times of Trouble?"

The Promise of Education: David Denby

February 8, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 3508 Knauss Hall, WMU
"The Humanities in the Age of Demagoguery"

The Promise of Education: Kentaro Toyama

October 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
"The Kindling of a Flame: Analogies to Light the Way for Technology in Education"

The Promise of Education: Mark Edmundson

September 28, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 3502 Knauss Hall, WMU
"In Defense of Ideals"

Ethics Lecture Series: Alexander Guerrero

April 6, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Again Toward Perpetual Peace: World Government by Lottocracy"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Victoria Finlay

March 30, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 1910 Sangren Hall, WMU
"How to Travel Through the World's Paintbox"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Mae Jemison

March 23, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Miller Auditorium, WMU
Kalamazoo Community Foundation's 2017 Community Meeting: "Exploring the Frontiers of Space and Human Potential"

Ethics Lecture Series: Rebecca Dresser

March 22, 2017 | 6 p.m. | W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium, WMU Stryker School of Medicine
"Does Everyone Have a Duty to Volunteer for Research?"

Ethics Lecture Series: Kristopher Phillips

March 16, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Study the Liberal Arts?"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

March 1, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Integrity in the Criminal Justice System"

Ethics Lecture Series: Asha Noor

February 23, 2017 | Noon | Lee Honors College Lounge, WMU
"Islam and African American Activism in Metro Detroit"

Ethics Lecture Series: Stacey Connaughton

February 8, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | 2028 Brown Hall, WMU
"Organizing To Prevent Violence and Build Peace: The Transformative Potential of Everyday Citizens in West Africa and Central America"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

February 2, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"The Unifying Power of Education"

Canceled - Science and the Human Endeavor: Claire Light

January 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Lee Honors College Lounge, WMU
"Diversity in Science Fiction"

10th annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: Hallie Liberto

November 4, 2016 | 5 p.m. | 157 Bernhard Center, WMU
"A Theory of Bodily Rights"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Sylvia Earle

October 6, 2016 | 7 p.m. | Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo MI, 49007
"Exploring the Deep Frontier"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Ron Numbers

September 29, 2016 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
"Some Things We've Learned about Science Through its History"