Fall Lecture Series Announced

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its fall lecture series.

On September 15-16, Nebraska Wesleyan will hold its 10th annual Visions & Ventures Symposium. This event brings prominent thinkers to campus each fall to lead conversations about topics of global significance considered from a variety of angles.

This year’s symposium theme is “Filters & Lenses: The Production, Dissemination and Reception of Information.” This year’s speakers include:

  • Chris Hedges, an American journalist, author and war correspondent who specializes in American and Middle Eastern politics;
  • Ken Auletta, a best-selling author whose most recent book, Googled: The End Of The World As We Know It, probes Google’s secret sauce for success;
  • David Bunn, an internationally exhibited artist;
  • Patricia Williams, a prominent law critic and proponent of critical race theory.

In addition to the annual symposium, Nebraska Wesleyan will host two additional lectures this fall.

On October 28, Michael Shermer, the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine will speak on the “Borderlands of Science.” His magazine is devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. On November 11, Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee who was the subject of the documentary What is the What? will present a lecture. He is also the founder of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which helps to rebuild Sudanese communities by increasing access to educational opportunities.

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