E/RS Lecture Series

Spring 2018


February 6: E/RS Interviews: On Capitalism

In the 6th of 6 E/RS interviews, Staff Johnson (Finance) and Tim Brownlee (Philosophy) will discuss the virtues and vices of capitalism. E/RS interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know members of the Xavier community in a more informal way. 

Date: February 6, 7 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Auditorium

February 26: Lunch with Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, is the author of the bestselling book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons on the Twentieth Century. He is also the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, and the forthcoming work Roads to Unfreedom, which chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Russia, Europe, and America.

Dr. Snyder’s talk will be a lunch event and will require an RSVP. Registration has now closed.

Date: February 26, 12 noon.

Location: The Cintas Center, Banquet Room

Co-Sponsored by Xavier's Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and The Holocaust and Humanity Center.

March 20: Jelani Cobb on Activism and Sports

Jelani Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He joined the Journalism School faculty in 2016. He has contributed to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis writing and writes frequently about race, politics, history and culture. Dr. Cobb is also a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations.

He is the author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress as well as To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic. His articles and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, The New Republic, Essence, Vibe, The Progressive, and TheRoot.com. His collection The Devil and Dave Chappelle and Other Essays was published in 2007.

Location and Time: The Cintas Center, Banquet Room, 7 p.m.


April 12: Claudia Rankine on Race and Poetry

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; she is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For her book Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. She teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

Location and Time: Kennedy Auditorium, 7 p.m.