Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community. Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the political issue of climate change. In her book Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes boldly...

An Evening with Gary Shteyngart In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Studies program at Kent State University, the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series presents New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Shteyngart on March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA. A candid, witty, and deeply poignant account of his life so far, Shteyngart will read selections from his...

Sister Outsider Poetry Award-winning duo Sister Outsider Poetry will deliver a spoken word performance as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA. Standing at the intersection of art and activism, Sister Outsider uses poetry as a tool for social change, expanding conversations about identity, inclusion, race,...

Cuban-American novelist and poet Cristina García will deliver a lecture titled “Reading Fiction in the Modern World” on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Kent State University Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series. Cristina García is the author of six novels: King of Cuba (2013); The Lady Matador’s Hotel...