The Monroe Speaker Series is a series of lectures/discussions with members of the faculty and staff of the College, as well as upperclass Monroe Scholars and visitors to the College.
These talks are intended to expose the students to new and different topics in scholarship, courses, programs, and careers. They provide an intimate setting that fosters discussion among peers and with faculty and staff. Lecture/discussion topics range widely, from classical physics to international peacekeeping. Many Monroe Scholars would say that this is one of the best parts of the Monroe Scholars program.
Most of the talks take place in Blow 201 and sign-up takes place online. On average, the Charles Center hosts about 8-10 talks a semester, and meals or snacks are provided.
Here are just a few of our speakers from the past academic year:
- John Lee (Art & Art History)
The Gravity of Color
- Jackson Sasser (Government)
The Next to Die
- Nick Belascio (Geology)
Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change
- David Melding (Member of the Welsh Assembly)
What to Expect from Brexit?
- Nathan Rabalais (Modern Languages & Literature)
Language and Identity in French and Creole Louisiana
- Benjamin Neider (Monroe Scholar)
Geography & Community Development