Critical Conversations Speaker Series
For each of the Critical Conversations, a voice from the Auburn campus community will provide their unique and personal perspective on the topic with the goal of providing context within our university environment and the national dialogue. Visit this page often to read a fresh viewpoint on the discussion topics.
As SGA president, I am honored to be the voice of Auburn students as we facilitate discussions around challenging topics like prejudice, bias, and our own predispositions. I look forward to continuing to provide leadership to the university’s efforts on expanding dialogues among students, faculty, staff, and the campus community.
To ensure students have a college experience where they are challenged, learn to listen and develop greater empathy for others, it is our responsibility to keep the conversation going by providing opportunities for engaged dialogue. Following months of careful planning, I am proud to share Auburn’s new speaker series, Critical Conversations: Exploring Intellectual Diversity and the Free Exchange of Ideas.
The series features a number of prominent authors, scholars, and opinion leaders we have invited to campus to share in an important dialogue about diverse ideas and perspectives on a range of topics including free speech in higher education, race relations, diverse perspectives in the media, unconscious bias, and closed minds on campus.
Auburn is a unique institution known for its first-rate academic, research, and outreach programs. More importantly, we are known for our commitment to excellence, shared values, and a respect for others, regardless of their beliefs and backgrounds. I encourage all members of our campus, especially students, to take the time to attend these events and engage in your own critical conversations.
Join the conversation at 4 p.m., Friday, September 1, in the Student Center Ballroom!
2017-18 SGA President