Artists & Lecturers Program
The committee's main objective is to foster the intellectual climate of the college by bringing in speakers that address current issues, share their artistic and creative endeavors, or relate their unique life experience and work. An external speaker program is aligned with the mission of the college, specifically with the goal of increasing co-curricular activities to support initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We aim to identify established thought leaders and emerging voices who can introduce innovative ideas dealing with a wide-variety of subject matter to the FSC community.
The purpose and conceptual basis for the Artists & Lecturers Committee is to
- Enrich the campus cultural, intellectual, and social life.
- Support diversity of events, including lecturers, artist exhibits, and related presentations, and performances.
- Provide a means for various departments and programs on campus to request support for events that may attract audiences of various sizes, all open to the public.
- Some programs may be targeted at a broad audience
- Some programs may be more specialized and attract smaller audiences
- All events are open to the public. There is no admission charge.
Call for Proposals
If you are interesting in bringing an artist or lecturer to campus, please submit a Proposal Form.
List of ALP Past Events
- December 3, 2015: Amy Vitale, 3:30-4:30, Knapp Hall, University Club Room.
- March 31, 2016: Elmira Bayrasli, 10:50-12:05, Gleeson 104.
- April 27, 2016: Soterios Johnson, 2:00-3:30, Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre.
- October 25, 2016: Gregory J. Snyder, “Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground,” 11:00-12:15, Campus Center Ballroom A.
- April 27, 2017: Hugh Hamilton, “From Thomas Jefferson to Donald Trump: Race, Immigration & the Crisis of American Identity,” 11:00-12:00, Lupton Hall 101.
- April 24, 2018: Negin Farsad, “Talk: Fighting Islamaphobia, Bigotry, and What Have You with Comedy,” 11:00-12, Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater.
- October 16, 2018: Herbert Snyder, “Growing Your Capital: How to Keep the Money You Earn from Your Horticulture Business,” A Guest Lecture in Collaboration with the Urban Horticulture and Design Department, 11:00-12:00, Knapp Hall, University Club Room.
- October 31, 2018: Janna Levin, “Black Hole Blues, and Other Songs from Outer Space,” 12:15-1:30, Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater.
- March 28, 2019: Toby Tobias, “Journey from Johannesburg,” 11:00-12:00, Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater.
- April 9, 2019: David Chalmers, 11:00-12:00, Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater.
- February 25, 2020: Glen Cantave, “Fighting for Justice through Virtual and Augmented Reality,” Campus Center Ballroom A.
- March 5, 2020: Lisa Beigel Schulman, “Reducing Gun Violence,” 11:00-12:00, Campus Center Ballroom A.
- April 29, 2021: “Voices within COVID: Student Spotlight,” 11:00-12:00, Virtual Event.
- April 21, 2022: Andrea Grazisi, “Ukraine and Russia: On Diverging Paths Since 1991,” 10:00-11:00, Campus Center Ballroom A and Virtually (partially funded by ALP).
- October 4, 2022: Rebecca Frankel, “A Conversation on the Holocaust with Rebecca Frankel,” 11:00-12:00, Ward Hall, Great Room.
- November 15, 2022: Mark Van Stone, “Maya Mold Made,” 11:00-12:00, Whitman Hall room 150.
- March 31, 2023: “Women, Life, Freedom: A Multinational Perspective of the Oppressed in Iran,” 12:00-2:00, Virtual Panel Discussion.
- March 28, 2023: Katarzyna Mankowska, “Hide or Fight: Nonbinary Life Stories in a Conservative Catholic Reality in Poland,” 11:00-12:00, Campus Center Ballroom A.
- October 24: 2023: “Maka: Documentary Screening with the film director, Elia Moutamid.” 3:00-5:00, Campus Center Ballroom A.
Artists & Lecturers Events
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artists & lecturers program
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