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Challenging Dialogues in the 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.

Spring 2019 features:

Fall 2018 features:

All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Challenging Dialogues Events

IAPE lecture | Experience of Trauma Victims and Survivors of Violent Crime, Nov. 18

Rachel Dissell, Cleveland Plain Dealer, portraitRachel Dissell, Cleveland Plain Dealer Investigative Correspondent, will speak on “The Experience of Trauma Victims and Survivors of Violent Crime” on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover 145. Dissell has reported on Cleveland’s response to sexual assault, teen dating violence, the juvenile justice system and, most recently, lead […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

CHI and GWF | Brexit in Historical Perspective, Nov. 4

Jeremy Black, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute and the George Washington Forum present Dr. Jeremy Black discussing “Brexit in Historical Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in Baker Theater at Ohio University. Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Panel Discussion on Challenges of Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration, Oct. 8

men huggingThe Center for Law, Justice & Culture is hosting a public panel discussion on the challenges of life after incarceration on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Bentley Hall 132. The panel features guests from Healing Broken Circles, an organization based in the Columbus area that helps rehabilitate individuals […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

IAPE Lecture | The Trauma of Reporting on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Oct. 28

Tania Rashid, portraitTania Rashid, PBS News Hour Foreign Correspondent, will speak on “The Trauma of Reporting on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis” on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Schoonover 145. Her talk is part of the Ohio University Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics (IAPE) Lecture Series, The Ethics of Covering […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Rescheduled: Wrongful Conviction Day | With Exoneree Raymond Towler, Oct. 30

Raymond Towler, portraitNote: This event has been rescheduled for Oct. 30, 2019.  The Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the Ohio Innocence Project chapter of Ohio University (OIP-u), in conjunction with with the Ohio Innocence Project at University of Cincinnati College of Law, host exoneree Raymond Towler on the sixth annual […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Costa Lecture | Renowned Historian on America Divided in the 1960s and Today, Oct. 30

David Farber, portraitDistinguished History Professor David Farber of the University of Kansas delivers the 42nd annual Costa Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda on the Ohio University, Athens, campus. His topic is “The End of the 1960s and the Beginning of Today: Radicals, Reactionaries, and Political […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Start by Believing: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process, Sept. 19

Start by Believing, photo of dark street at nightStart by Believing: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process is Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. Admission is free. With the help of one brave student survivor, Brie Sivy, “Start by Believing” – first brought to campus by the Ohio University Police Department and the Survivor Advocacy […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Constitution Day Lecture | We Have No Choice: Post-Roe, Abortion Politics Aren’t Enough, Sept. 23

We Have No Choice: Post-Roe, Abortion Politics Aren't Enough, constitution day lecture with statute of libertyThe Ohio University Constitution Day Lecture 2019 features Dr. Renée Cramer speaking on “We Have No Choice: Post-Roe, Abortion Politics Aren’t Enough” on Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. The Center for Law, Justice & Culture also encourages all to attend a Meet and Greet with Dr. Cramer on […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Love and Hate | From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency, Sept. 26

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, portraitThe Love & Hate theme fall event features speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Schoonover 145. This event is hosted by the Love and Hate Theme Committee in conjunction with the departments of African American Studies, History, Political […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

War and Peace | Case of South African Human Rights Commission, April 10

Mohamed Ameermia, portraitThe War and Peace theme presents Mohamed Ameermia discussing “The Role of the National Civil Society Organizations in Promoting Human Rights: The Case of South African Human Rights Commission” on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Porter 104. Ameermia, commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission, holds a B.A., […]

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Posted on 04/01/2019