University Speaker Series
Change and Continuity at the Centennial
The University Speaker Series was designed to improve the intellectual climate of Georgia State University while creating a culture of increased communication and dialogue. As we enter GSU’s Centennial, we will capture talks and conversations under the theme of “Change and Continuity at the Centennial” focusing on various topics related to democratic societies, race and racism, gender and sexism, class and capitalism, the environment, information and technology, and the future of public research institutions.
Key Goals of this Series
- To create a more interwoven community of scholars
- To connect different disciplines, providing ways for faculty to meet more frequently and interact across disciplines and units
- To increase university-level conversations and dialogue on important issues
- To create a culture of intellectual excitement which connects students, staff and faculty
University Speaker Series Committee Members
- Dr. Lou A. Ruprecht, Jr., Chair
- Dr. Robin Morris
- Dr. Anne C. Kruger
- Dr. Donald H. Edwards, Jr.
- Dr. Lesley W. Reid
- Dr. Paul A. Lombardo
- Dr. Veda C. Storey
The 2012 University Speaker Series
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Video: Edward Seidel
Edward Seidel is the assistant director for mathematics and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation.
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Video: Michael Crow
The 16th president of Arizona State University, discussed his vision of a new strategic model for the American research institution.
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Video: Paul Courant
Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Michigan. Courant is a prolific scholar in economics and public policy.