Bringing IU Bicentennial themes to life
The Bicentennial Lecture Series has created and expanded 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 offers thought-provoking content for IU students, staff, faculty, and alumni university-wide during the 2019-2020 academic years.
Upcoming Bicentennial Lectures
For a complete list of Bicentennial events, visit the Bicentennial Events page.
Past Bicentennial Lectures
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00pm: Scott Harrison, charity:water, “Reinventing Charity”
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:00pm, IU Bloomington: Sir Salman Rushdie, award-winning author, “Wonder Tales: East Meets West”
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6:00pm, IU South Bend: Rita Dove, award-winning author, “How Does a Shadow Shine? Poetry, Music, and the Underside of History”
Monday, January 21, 2019, 8:30am, IU Bloomington: Tamika Catchings, former WNBA player, record-holder, and author
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30pm, IU Southeast: Frank Oz, American actor, puppeteer, director, and producer
Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:00pm, IU Bloomington: Jonathan Banks, Emmy-nominated American actor, Critics' Choice Television Award winner
Monday, February 10, 2020, 4:00, IU Bloomington: David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 7:00pm, IU Bloomington (postponed): Laverne Cox, three-time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning documentary film producer, and a prominent equal rights advocate