Bicentennial Lecture Series

Bringing IU Bicentennial themes to life

The Bicentennial Lecture Series will create and expand upon university-wide conversations on present and future issues in Arts and Literature, Business, Civility and Tolerance, Geopolitics, Science and Technology, and Sustainability. Coordinating with already-existing lecture series, the Bicentennial Lecture Series will offer thought-provoking content for IU students, staff, faculty, and alumni university-wide during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.

The series will begin with two preliminary lectures in Spring 2018: the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Lake Lecture, and a lecture by Sir Salman Rushdie that will be part of the IU Arts & Humanities Council “India Remixed” program. In Fall 2018, each campus will host an inaugural Bicentennial lecture to kick off the full series of 20-30 lectures over the course of 2018-2020. For a complete list of scheduled lectures, check out the Bicentennial Events page.

Suggest a Lecture Series Topic or Speaker

The Office of the Bicentennial would like your assistance to identify speakers and topics to add to the series. If you have suggestions, please submit them to us via the button below. The deadline to propose speakers and topics is December 8, 2017.

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