A slew of free, public lectures are set at universities across Arkansas.
The Clinton School will begin the month of October with “CeaseFire Illinois: Reducing Violence in Chicago” by Tio Hardiman. Hardiman is the director of CeaseFire Illinois, an award-winning public health model that has been scientifically proven to reduce shootings and killings. Hardiman's lecture was set for noon Monday in Sturgis Hall of the Clinton School.
On Tuesday, University of Arkansas will present Ray Krone, the 100th person exonerated from death row since 1973, who will share his story of spending more than 10 years in prison at 7:30 p.m. in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main on the UA campus. Krone will also speak at the Clinton School at 6 p.m. Thursday in Sturgis Hall.
The Clinton School’s second lecture of the month will be the co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Instituted for Civil Rights and Education, Karen Korematsu. She will speak 6 p.m. Tuesday in Sturgis hall. The Korematsu Institute, founded in 2009, advances pan-ethnic civil rights and human rights through education.
Other lectures announced over this academic year include:
• Jane Goodall, known for her studies of chimpanzee behavior, will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. No tickets are required.
• Joby Warrick, author of Triple Agent, will speak at noon Oct. 8 in Sturgis Hall. In his book, Warrick chronicles a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA base in Afghanistan by a purported informant who was actually an al-Qaida operative. A book signing will follow his lecture.
• ”The Economics of Hunger” will be the topic of a panel discussion led by members of the community group Feed Fayetteville at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in Room 328 of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. This panel will be a part of the “One Book, One Community” Project.
• Mark Nelson, professor of design studies and faculty director of the Center for Integrative Design at the Universities of Wisconsin at Madison, will present his lecture, “Constructing Critical Engagement: What does Installation [Art] Have to do With Interior Design and Architecture?” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Hembree Auditorium on the UA campus. Seating is limited; more information is available by calling (479) 575-4704.
• Author Sasha Issenberg will speak at 12 p.m. Oct. 9 in Sturgis Hall. In her book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, Issenberg follows the maverick operatives and academics now calling the shots in major American political campaigns. A book signing will follow her lecture.
• Annie Smith, assistant professor of law, will lead a discussion of “Where the Law Doesn’t Apply: Legal Rights in Poor Communities” at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in room 326 of the University of Arkansas Law School.
• A panel of Clinton School students will discuss the international public service projects they completed this summer as part of the Master of Public Service degree program at noon Oct. 11 in Sturgis Hall.
• Robert Gibbs, considered one of the foremost urban retail planners in America, will present “The New Urbanism: Sustainable Urban Retail Planning in America,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 in Sturgis Hall.
• Collins Hemingway, author of The Fifth Wave: A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet Innovation, Investment and Return, will speak at 12 p.m. Oct. 16 in Sturgis Hall. In his book, Hemingway explains the mobile internet revolution and how it will alter life, society and commerce. A book signing will follow the event.
• Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser during the George W. Bush administration, will speak 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Harding’s Benson Auditorium.
• The former chief operating office at Obama for America, Henry De Sio, will speak on “Hope and Change to Changemaking” at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in Sturgis Hall. De Sio was the founder and president of Way Forward Strategies, a firm that promotes leadership excellence, impact communications and high performance organization through consulting services.
• P.L. Thomas, author and educator, will speak on the subject of “Poverty Is Destiny: Ignoring the MLK Imperative in Corporate Education Reform” followed by a panel discussion. This will take place from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Graduate Education auditorium on the University of Arkansas campus.
• Manuel Pastor, professor of American studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will visit the Clinton School as part of the Center on Community Philanthropy “scholars in residence” program. He will speak at 12 p.m. Oct. 19 in Sturgis Hall.
•Candice Goucher, professor of history at Washington State University, Vancouver, will be the guest speaker for the second annual David W. Krueger Lecture at Arkansas Tech University at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Doc Bryan Student Services Building Lecture Hall. More information is available at (479) 968-0274.
•Rebecca Skloot, co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will discuss bioethics and controversy surrounding the first immortal human cell line, HeLa, explored in her book. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix campus. More information is available at (501) 450-1419
• Michael Elliott, president and chief executive officer of ONE, will speak Oct. 25 in Sturgis Hall, but a time has not yet been decided. ONE is a grass-roots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that save lives, put kids in school and improve futures.
• Angela Davis, author and social activist, will speak at 6:30 p.m. October 25 at the University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts on the UALR campus. Seating is limited, so reservations are advised and available here. More information on UALR speakers is available at (501) 683-7245.
• The Clinton School will welcome crossword and Sudoku puzzle enthusiasts for the sixth annual Arkansas Puzzle Day 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Sturgis Hall.
• Mauro Vieira, ambassador of Brazil to the United States, will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Sturgis Hall. More information about lectures at the Clinton School is available at (501) 683-5200.
• Tobin Smith, Fox News business analyst, will speak from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the Harton Theater on the Southern Arkansas University campus in Magnolia. More information is available by calling (870) 235-4300.
• Stephen Moore, senior economics writer and editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Harding’s Benson Auditorium.
• Gov. Mike Beebe will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Benson Auditorium.
• Bill Simon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Benson Auditorium. More information on speakers at Harding University is available by calling (501) 279-4497.
•Kevin Murphy, curator of American art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will lecture on “Poverty and Art” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Giffels Auditorium. More information is available at (479) 575-3583.