Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture

Kenneth A. Spencer LectureThe Kenneth A. Spencer Lectures gives 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. Support for the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture is made possible by the KU Office of the Provost.

Past Events

Humans in a More Than Human World, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture, Lecture, Public Event
7:00pm CDT Thursday, April 1, 2021 Online
Restoration and Reciprocity: Healing Relationships with the Natural World
Care & Well-being, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Liberty Hall
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
Data & Democracy, Framing the Dialogue, 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
Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Monday, February 2, 2015 Kansas Union Ballroom
Maximilian Schich, Margaret Atwood
Data & Democracy, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
5:30pm Monday, November 17, 2014 The Commons
Data & Democracy, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
Monday, April 7, 2014 The Commons
Data & Democracy, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture
7:00 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013 The Commons

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