Lectures

Communication Scholar to Discuss Strategies for Combating Marginalization and Discrimination

A communication scholar from North Carolina A&T University will discuss issues of power, race, class and gender and their impact on how we react and respond to messages at this year's Wesleyan Communication Association/Lambda Pi Eta Honorary lecture on March 4.

Damion Waymer, professor of communication studies and chair of liberal arts, will present, "Communication Strategies for Combating Marginalization and Discrimination." In his lecture, Waymer will offer strategies to empower his audience to recognize and work to prevent marginalization and discrimination. 

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Distinguished US Ambassador to Discuss Diplomacy in Turbulent Times

One of the United States’ most distinguished ambassadors will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on February 25th. 

Ambassador Christopher Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq from April 2009-April 2010. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005-2009 during which he was also the head of the US delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue.

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Harvard Psychology Professor, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Steven Pinker to Deliver NWU Lecture

Steven Pinker, one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature, will present Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture on Thursday, March 22.

His lecture, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress,” begins at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium.

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Professor to Address How to Reduce Prejudice, Biased Behavior Through Communication

A Bowling Green State University professor who examines how people communicate and cope with prejudice and discrimination will deliver a lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Monday, March 19.

Lisa Hanasono will discuss “Allies and Advocates: Taking a Stand Against Hate.” Her free lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

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Professor to Discuss how Genocide Survivors Express Pain, Healing Through Art

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Gerise Herndon has conducted extensive research on Rwandan genocide survivors and through that research she’s learned the role of art in their healing.

Herndon will share her research and experiences during the Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. The annual presentation highlights the scholarship of NWU faculty.

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Professors Ken Keith, John Walker Return to NWU to Deliver Kloefkorn Lecture

Two long-time NWU professors will return to campus on Thursday, November 2, to deliver the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture.

The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Prairie Wolf A&B, located on the lower level of Story Student Center.

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