Visiting Scholar Lectures

Theta of Minnesota participates in the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. This program contributes to the intellectual life of our campuses by giving our students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to spend time with some of America's most distinguished scholars. Links to the recordings of some of our Visiting Scholars' lectures are available below.

Past Visiting Scholar Lectures:

March 21, 2022: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, "Building a World that Includes Disability" (recording coming soon!)
September 11, 2019: Fr. Columba Stewart, "What a Modern Monk Does: Digital Preservation of Manuscripts From The World's Most Threatened Communities"
October 12, 2017: David Haberman, "A Little of that Human Touch: Why Anthropomorphize?"
November 17, 2016: David F. Weiman, "The Social Cost of Mass Incarceration: A Labor Market Perspective" 
February 8, 2016: Rigoberto Hernandez, "Lost in Projection"
February 19, 2015: Kathleen McGarry, "50 Years of the War on Poverty: What it Meant for the Elderly"
March 17, 2014: Alexander Field, "A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth"
April 10, 2013: Diana Taylor, "The Politics of Passion"

Looking for Other Thought-Provoking Content? 

PBK's The Key Reporter is the Society's publication for news and alumni relations.
PBK's Key Conversations podcast
 features in-depth conversations between Fred Lawrence, Secretary/CEO of Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars. 
PBK's (En)Lightning Talks series brings together thinkers from around the country to give electrifying five-minute talks on a range of topics. 
Check out the Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards!