Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture

Kenneth A. Spencer LectureThe Kenneth A. Spencer Lectures give The Commons an opportunity to invite seminal figures to speak to the University of Kansas and area communities. The voices represented include scholars and public figures whose work applies across disciplines as they approach larger themes and topics that affect humans on a broad scale.

Since 2008, The Commons has been organizing and implementing the lecture series, because of its interdisciplinary mission and values.

Past Events

Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 Liberty Hall
Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist, Filmmaker, Immigrant Rights Advocate
Framing the Dialogue, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Commons
Eve L. Ewing
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Liberty Hall
Eve L. Ewing
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017 The Commons
Jessica Green
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
Thursday, March 3, 2016 Kansas Union Ballroom
Andy Borowitz, Steve Kraske
Data & Democracy, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014 The Commons
Data & Democracy, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
Thursday, February 7, 2013 The Commons
James Moor (with KU Professor Perry Alexander)
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:30pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 The Commons
Rebecca Solnit
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:30pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 The Commons
Rebecca Solnit

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