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Brian RosenbergUnderstanding Our New World - Brian Rosenberg

Brian Rosenberg, president emeritus of Macalester College, visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and senior advisor to the African Leadership University, will join the Institute on March 19th at 10:00 a.m. CT for our virtual Understanding Our New World series via Zoom.

He will discuss the urgency and difficulty of referm in higher education. He is also the author of an important new book, “Whatever It is, I’m Against It: Resistance to Change in Higher Education.

Register for March 19th.


Sarah McCammonMorton-Kenney Lecture Series - Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon, national political correspondent for NPR, will visit SIU on March 27 at 7:00 p.m. CT to give the spring Morton-Kenney lecture.

Her lecture will be based on her new book, "The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church." Her book is part memoir and part journalism and discusses the movement of people who grew up inside the evangelical subculture and ultimately left in response to its increasing politicization.

Ms. McCammon’s journalism centers on political, social, and cultural divides in America, including abortion policy and the intersections of politics and religion. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago.

Register for March 27th.


John Rogers Jr.Leading Chicago Business Executive to Reflect on His Career as a Path-Breaking Entrepreneur

John W. Rogers, Jr., a nationally respected entrepreneur based in Chicago, will join the Institute on Thursday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. CT.

He will participate in an evening conversation with Institute Director John Shaw about the lessons he has learned during his path-breaking career in business and public service.

Rogers is the founder and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, which is the first Black-owned asset management firm in the United States. Ariel manages nearly $15 billion in assets. Rogers is from Hyde Park, graduated from Princeton University, and founded Ariel Investments in 1983, just three years after graduating from college.

Register for April 11th.


Scott Simon NPRAward-Winning Journalist to Discuss The Challenges and Opportunities Confronting America's Media

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, will join the Institute on Wednesday, April 17th, at 6:00 p.m. CT.

During the day, he will meet with students and faculty to discuss his career in journalism and participate in an evening discussion with Institute Director John Shaw.

Simon is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning broadcaster, commentator, and author. Mr. Simon is a native of Chicago and joined NPR in 1977 as chief of its Chicago bureau. The Washington Post has called his show “the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial.”

Register for April 17th.

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities are welcome at all events. 

Call SIU Disability Support Services at 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.