Illume Speaker Series

The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego. Our students and faculty exemplify the power, vitality and value of a liberal arts and sciences education every day. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, we have created the Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.


Fall 2017 Schedule

ILUME SPECIAL GUEST

Gretchen Rubin, Author

Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

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KNAPP LECTURE SERIES

"Old ‘New Media’: Xerox Art in Brazil"

Mario Ramiro, 2017 Knapp Chair

Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. 

Douglas Manchester Conference Center

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ILLUME SPECIAL GUEST

Gary Wills, Author

Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. 

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

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ILLUME SPECIAL GUEST

Alice Hoffman, Author

Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. 

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

KNAPP LECTURE SERIES

"Decolonizing Methodologies and Indigenous Insights"

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, PhD

Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

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ILLUME SPECIAL GUEST

Scott Kelly, Astronaut and Author

Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m.

Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall

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COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES

"Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings in Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives"

Amanda Petersen, PhD

Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m.

Humanities Center, Serra Hall

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ILLUME SPECIAL GUEST

Isabel Allende, Author

Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall