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 deadline to propose speakers and topics was December 8, 2017. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions.