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Challenging Dialogues in Arts & Sciences

In his inaugural address, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis challenged the university to become a place where dialogue and rigorous, civil debate are institutional hallmarks.

Challenging Dialogues in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University are lectures and discussions about difficult topics and today’s headlines.

Fall 2018 features

All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Challenging Dialogues Events

The Technology & Society theme presents a screening and discussion of the directors cut of Ridley Scotts iconic Blade Runner on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Athena Theater. Blade Runner is an acclaimedcult filmregarded as one of theall-time best science fiction movies. Admission is free, and this […]

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Womens, Gender, & Sexuality Studies hosts its fourth annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming 2018 on Friday, Oct. 19, from 1-6 p.m. at the Galbreath Chapel. Alumni, students, faculty and the campus community are invited to the plenary session following by three panels and a reception. The audience for the […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents North Korea: A Defector’s Perspective on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel. The speaker, Jinhye Jo, is a North Korean refugee who foundedNKinUSA, an organization that tries to rescue other North Korean refugees from China and Southeast Asia. […]

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The War and Peace theme presents Peter Warren Singer discussing “Next War: The Future of Technology, Security and Threats” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Schoonover 145. “Singer is a strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by […]

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The Global Solidarities Lecture Series presents a public lecture by Dr. Leila Harristitle “Narrating, Implementing, and Resisting the Human Right to Water” on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Scripps 111. Harris is an Associate Professor at the Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability and in the […]

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War reporter and documentary filmmaker Meg Priortalks about her experiences in Afghanistan and her observations on reporting about war in the 21st centuryon Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Baker Center 240/242. Prior produced and directed the movie Outside the Wire, a 2015 documentary film aboutAfghanistan. This […]

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Ohio University history professor Mirna Zakic talks about her recently published book Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War IIon Thursday, Nov. 8, at4:30 p.m. in Baker 242. Zakics talk is jointly presented by the Contemporary History Instituteand the History DepartmentFaculty Research Seminar series.  

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The Center for Law, Justice & Culture presents a public lecture by David Crane on “Justice in Sierra Leone: The Investigation, Indictment and Arrest of President Charles Taylor” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. in Seigfred 519 Theater. Crane is one of the most recognized international criminal […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents “What is College For?” on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center 145. The speaker is Kevin D. Williamson, National Reviews roving correspondent and director of the National Review Institutes William F. Buckley Jr Fellowship Program in Political Journalism. He […]

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The Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo discussing Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade on Monday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Walter Hall Rotunda. Araujo is Professor of History of Howard University. Her researchexplores the history, memory, and heritage of […]

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