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2019-20 UD Speaker Series Events

The 2019-20 University of Dayton Speaker Series brings to campus a diverse group of distinguished authors, scholars, artists and activists. Our speakers have achieved substantial national or international recognition, and they initiate purposeful and critical discussion within our community. In alignment with the mission of the University, speakers offer different cultural, political and religious perspectives to engage our students, faculty, staff and community on some of the most important and critical issues of the day.

All events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

W. Kamau Bell | Tuesday, Feb. 25
W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America. In his presentation titled, United Shades of Kamau, he talks about his work traversing the country and talking to people about what it means to be an American in the 21st century. His presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Kennedy Union Ballroom.
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UD Speaker Series event with W. Kamau Bell

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UD Speaker Series event with Lori Beer

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Nominate a Speaker
Each year the University of Dayton Speaker Series Committee asks the UD community to help assemble a slate of distinguished speakers representing a wide range of intellectual, cultural and social perspectives. Nominees should be willing to engage the campus and the community in thought-provoking discussions about critical issues facing our world. We invite your suggestions for the 2019-20 series, please submit nominations online by November 26, 2018 to be considered for the 2019-20 series. 
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University of Dayton Speaker Series

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