MISSOULA – The University of Montana will bring another diverse program of speakers to campus for this year’s slate of President’s Lecture Series events.
The President’s Lecture Series invites experts across a variety of fields to UM to discuss ideas and issues that animate public conversation. Each lecture is free and open to the community.
President Seth Bodnar looks forward to hosting another series that will challenge the public to engage in meaningful and thought-provoking dialogue both on campus and in the greater community.
“Part of our mission as a university is to be a forum for the free exchange of ideas across the ideological spectrum,” Bodnar said. “I invite campus and the greater community to cultivate curiosity, exploration and mutual respect through this public event series.”
This year’s talks will range from a discussion on the vital role of Indigenous voices in climate change to the future of democracy.
The schedule of upcoming President’s Lecture Series events include:
- Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the UC Ballroom: Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings Of Plants”
- Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the UC Ballroom: Nick Estes, “Ancestors of the Future: Indigenous Resistance and the Climate Change”
- Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the UC Ballroom: Kenneth Stern, “Hate, Memory, Binary Thinking and the Future of Democracy”
- Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Lund Instructional Auditorium: Judith Weisenfeld, “American Religions, American Psychiatry and the Long Civil Rights Struggle”
Contact: Dave Kuntz, UM director of strategic communications, 406-243-5659, firstname.lastname@example.org.