Coffee @ The Commons

Coffee @ The Commons is intended to provide a venue for conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting expert. In collaboration with departments across the University, The Commons identifies speakers who are on campus to speak about their research, and whose work applies broadly, with implications for many disciplines. Coffee @ The Commons is then an opportunity for more intimate dialogue with these visitors.

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.

Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Humans in a Changing Climate
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 6, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities 

Dr. Megan Horst is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research centers the intersection of food systems and planning, with particular focus on public policy and planning and food justice. She works with sustainable food systems, farmland conservation, and access to resource lands.

Coffee @ The Commons is presented as an opportunity for audiences to haveconversations with visiting scholars. Attendees should plan to participate in discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with Dr. Horst’s public lecture, hosted by the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
1:00-2:00pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 14, 2019 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am-11:00am Friday, November 30, 2018 The Commons
on Memory and Cultural Hybrid Identity
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue, Public Event, Visiting Scholar
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, October 26, 2018 The Commons
Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 21, 2018 The Commons
w/ Michelle Tea
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Thursday, May 3, 2018 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, March 9, 2018 The Commons
RaMell Ross, Photographer/Filmmaker/Writer
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
1:00pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 | The Commons
with Photographer Justin Kimball
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00 am Friday, October 20, 2017 The Commons
Sandra Kim, Founder and Executive Director, Everyday Feminism
Coffee @ The Commons, The Future University
3:30pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 The Commons
Arnab Chakraborty, English, Ramón Alvarado, Philosophy, Jennifer Abercrombie Foster, Spanish & Portuguese, Discussion Moderator: Christina Lord, French & Italian