Honors Lecture

Every spring semester the Honors College sponsors a nationally-recognized speaker to discuss their area of expertise and how they "know what they know." The Honors Lecture is intended to model the joy of learning and exploration, especially for honors students as they embark on the creation of new knowledge in their senior capstone projects. Although the Honors Lecture is open to the entire campus community, honors students have an opportunity to share a meal with the speaker.  


2016 - Alex Hutchinson - Journalist and author of Endure 


2017 - Latif Nasser - Director of Research at Radiolab 


2018 - Ella Morton - Senior Editor and co-author at Atlas Obscura 


2019 - Karen Duffin - Host and Reporter for NPR's Planet Money 


2020 - John Rich, MD, MPH - Professor of Health Management and Policy; Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice


2022 - Stephen T. Asma - Professor of Philosphy, Columbia College Chicago; Senior Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture

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2023 - Kerri Moseley-Hobbs - Executive Director, More Than A Fraction Foundation


2024 - Tara Isabella Burton - Author of Self-Made: Creating Our Identities from Da Vinci to the Kardashians