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Monday, 13 Nov 2017

Green Light of Peace: Women, War and Post-War Return in Liberia - Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, a visiting scholar with the African Humanities Program, will speak about her research on African women in post-conflict situations and gender and politics. She holds a PhD in political science and teaches in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria. In 2012 she was a postdoctoral Global South Scholar-in-Residence at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She currently serves as editor of the Journal of International Politics and Development.

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

Agriculture and Climate Change - Tom Vilsack
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Tom Vilsack served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for eight years in the Obama administration. At the USDA he was responsible for keeping American farms afloat and safe and managing public nutrition programs like SNAP and school lunches, along with programs that cover refinancing home loans, rural electrification, clean water projects, mental health issues, and fighting opioid addictions. He has been honored for his public service and work to advance American agriculture by the Congressional Hunger Center, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau, and National Farmers Union. Tom Vilsack served as Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. He became president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council in February 2017. Part of the National Affairs Series: "When American Values Are in Conflict”

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018

Let Freedom Ring – Carillon Concert
11:50 AM – Central Campus - A carillon concert in honor of Dr. King. Tin-Shi Tam, carillonneur. Partof the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series

Monday, 15 Jan 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Birthday Celebration
5:30 PM – Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Road - Celebrate with song, story and birthday cake. An Ames tradition! Join us at 6:00 for cake and music, followed by an hour-long program beginning at 6:30pm.Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

Balancing Freedom of Expression and Diversity: Campus Conversation - Howard Gillman & Mariah Watson
6:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Please join a discussion about balancing First Amendment rights with the concerns of diverse populations on university campuses. Participants include Howard Gillman is the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine; a Constitutional scholar and co-author of the upcoming Free Speech on Campus with the Yale University Press, and an American Constitutionalism series with the Oxford University Press. Mariah Watson was president of the University of California, Davis, student government where her leadership helped advance inclusiveness and diversity across the UC system. She was instrumental in establishing productive meetings between the African Black Coalition and the Office of the President; helped establish a student-oriented police review board, which has served as a model for other campuses, and her team worked to create the African Diaspora Student Success Center, a resource center that aims to decrease dropout rates in the African American community. She graduated in 2016, and is currently a California State Senate Fellow in Sacramento.Part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Latino/a Studies Program speaker to be announced.

Monday, 9 Apr 2018

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series. Speaker to be announced.

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Phi Beta Kappa speaker to be announced.

Saturday, 30 Jun 2018

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
12:00 PM – To be announced - National Affairs Series speaker to be announced.

Lectures Program Event to be Scheduled
12:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Speaker to be announced