The University Center for the Humanities at Western Michigan University presents informative and interesting speakers throughout the year.

Upcoming Events: 2020-21

September 25 - Ethics Lecture Series

 Nanette Elster, Kayhan Parsi | Online
‘You Took an Oath!’ The Role of Oaths and Codes in Medical Education and their Representation in Film and Television," Keynote,  10th annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference.

September 30 - Ethics Book Club

Elissa Allen, Bronson School of Nursing | 6 p.m. | Online Discussion
Dr. Mona Hana-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City 

October 13 - Ethics Book Club

Norman W. Hawker, Haworth College of Business|  4 p.m. | Online discussion
Ian Shapiro’s The Moral Foundations of Politics

October 22 - Speaker Series

Jennifer Steinhauer, NY Times Reporter / Author | 5 p.m. | Online Discussion
THE FIRSTS: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

November 2 - Ethics Book Club

William Santiago-Valles, Africana Studies (emeritus) | 5:30 p.m. | Online discussion
Mike Davis’ The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of the Avian Flu 

January 21 - Books By Broncos

Alexis Lenderman-Black and Justin Black | 5 p.m. | Online discussion

February 9, 2021 - Ethics Book Club

Norman W. Hawker, Haworth College of Business | 4 p.m. | Online discussion
Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro’s Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself (2018)

February 18, 2021 - Books  and Beer

Jill Hermann-Wilmarth & Caitlin Ryan | 5 p.m. | Online Discussion
Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (Language and Literacy Series)

March 1, 2021 - Ethics Book Club

William Santiago-Valles, Africana Studies (emeritus) | 5:30 p.m. | Online discussion
Alex S. Vitale’s End of Policing (2018)

March 2, 2021 - Ethics Book Club

Tyler Gibb, Medical Ethics, Humanities & Law, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine | 5:30 p.m. | Online discussion
John Scalzi's Lock-In (2015)

March 18, 2021 - Books and Beer

Jeffrey Angles and Takako Arai  | 5:30 p.m. | Online Discussion
Factory Girls

April 5, 2021 - Ethics Lecture Series

 Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture  | 5:30 p.m. | Online Discussion
“Political Effectiveness, Negative Externalities, and the Ethics of Economic Sanctions” 

April 7, 2021 - Ethics Book Club

Kathy Purnell, School of Public Affairs and Administration | 6 p.m. | Online discussion
Isabel Wilkerson's Caste (2020)     

Past events

List of past events