Coffee @ The Commons

Coffee @ The Commons provides a venue for more in-depth conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting expert. In collaboration with departments across the University, The Commons identifies speakers featured by departments across campus, whose work resonates across disciplines, to speak about their research in a discussion-style setting. Coffee @ The Commons enables students, staff, and faculty to share in a discussion equally, around themes that resonate with their work and interests.

Coffee @ The Commons is open to KU faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the larger Lawrence community. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that they are prepared to ask questions and prompt dialogue with the speaker and other attendees. Though you don’t need to reserve a seat to attend, we’d appreciate knowing if you intend to bring a large group, just so that we can prepare accordingly. (Please email with this information.) Think of it as a less boisterous Idea Café with coffee.

Past Events

Coffee @ The Commons, The Future University
Thursday, February 9, 2017 The Commons
with Jessica Green
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00 am Friday, October 7, 2016 The Commons
with Tomas Van Houtryve, Photographer
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, September 16, 2016 The Commons
Charlesia McKinney, English + Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Chris Martin, Theatre, Jameelah Jones, African and African-American Studies
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Friday, February 26, 2016 The Commons
with Arno Minkkinen, Photographer
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Friday, October 30, 2015 The Commons
with Rania Matar, Photographer
Coffee @ The Commons
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The Commons
with Anju Bhasin, Professor of Physics & Electronics
Coffee @ The Commons
3:00pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015 The Commons
with Bill Jacobson, Photographer
Artist Project, Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Tuesday, March 24, 2015 The Commons
with Heather Harpham, Artist in Residence
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Friday, January 30, 2015 The Commons
with Julie Blackmon, Photographer
Coffee @ The Commons
10:30am Friday, October 24, 2014 The Commons
with Lori Nix, Photographer