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:

David Haberman: "A Little of that Human Touch: Why Anthropomorphize?"
October 12, 2017. Scholar bio.

David F. Weiman: "The Social Cost of Mass Incarceration: A Labor Market Perspective" 
November 17, 2016. Scholar bio.   

Rigoberto Hernandez: "Lost in Projection"
February 8, 2016. Scholar bio

Kathleen McGarry: "50 Years of the War on Poverty: What it Meant for the Elderly"
February 19th, 2015. Scholar bio.

Alexander Field: "A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth"
March 17th, 2014. Scholar bio

Diana Taylor: "The Politics of Passion."
April 10th, 2013. Scholar bio

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