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Illinois State  University Speaker Series  

The Illinois State  University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. 

Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 University Speaker Series at Illinois State will cover diverse topics from Black Lives Matter to making healthy habits stick. Speakers will include a former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and a scholar creating a documentary about life for LGBTQ individuals in the rural Midwest.

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Editor in chief, American Journal of Health Promotion
Michael O'Donnell
AMSO POSSE2:  A Framework to Develop Effective Organization
and Individual Health Behavior Change Programs
5 p.m. September 28
Prairie Room,Bone Student Center

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Teacher and activist 
Jesse Hagopian  
Black Education Matters 
5 p.m. September 30
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
Open Forum: October 1, Milner Library

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Author and scholar 
Steven Salaita
Critical Thinking in a Neoliberal Age
6 p.m. October 10
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
Bone Lecture 

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Former ambassador of Iraq to the United Nations
Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi
From Dictatorship to Democracy?
7 p.m. October 11
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
International Education Week 

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Series of talks on U.S. Presidential election
Super Tuesdays
October 11, 18, 25 and November 1
Topics include: voter suppression, role of the courts, media, and modern political movements
Various locations

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LGBTQ scholar
Carly Thomsen 
Queering the Rural: Visibility, Politics, and the Production of Place
12:30 p.m. December 5
LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute
at the Professional Development Annex
(207 S. Main Street)
QUEERtalks series

Take a look at speakers from past years of Illinois State University Speaker Series.


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