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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 George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents Ross Douthat of The New York Times on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel. Douthat has written a twice-weekly opinion column forThe New York Timessince 2009. Before joining theTimes, he was a senior editor atThe Atlantic. A graduate of […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents “Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel. The speaker is Thomas C. Leonard, Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Lecturer in the […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents “What Was Political Economy?” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel. The speaker is Jason Peacey, Professor of Early Modern British History at University College, London. He earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and before coming to UCL, he […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents a daylong conference on “Popular Sovereignty and Populism” on March 15-16, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242. Keith Baker (Stanford), Mark Blitz (Claremont McKenna), Michael Braddick (Sheffield), and Catherine Zuckert (Notre Dame) will deliver plenary lectures. […]

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The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents “Human Capital, Inequality and Economic Growth” on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel. The speaker is Kevin Murphy, the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He earned […]

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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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Ohio University history professor Mirna Zakicwill talk abouther forthcoming article “Hidden in Plain Sight: Jewish Children’s Survival in the Occupied Serbian Banat.” The article is related to research that Zakic conducted for herrecently published book Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II. Zakics talk on Thursday, […]

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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 Slavery and Its Legacies: Comparative Approaches in Memory andReparations 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 […]

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The Global Solidarities Lecture Series presents a public lecture by Noura Erakat titled “Contemporary Renewals of Black-Palestinian Solidarity” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4:30 to 6:o0 p.m. in Schoonover 145. This lecture will explore the historical and contemporary manifestations of Black-Palestinian solidarity. In particular, it explores the ways in which […]

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