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Barrett, The Honors College will be hosting Jose Antonio Vargas as the 2019 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer featuring his keynote titled “Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant”.
The lecture will be taking place on Thursday, September 19th 7:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
(Tickets are free, but service charges may apply).
In 1985, the Flinn Foundation established an endowment to commemorate the University’s 100th year. The gift created the ASU Centennial Lecture, and in 1989 it provided the Barrett Honors College the resources to bring some of the world’s most influential intellects to campus.
In just a few short years, the Centennial Lecture has become one of ASU’s premiere intellectual events featuring noted diplomats, scientists, playwrights, and authors. Each of the women and men chosen as the Centennial Lecturer has added significantly to the strength of the University, and each has provided students and members of the community with a memorable experience.
|2017||Titus Kaphar||“Making Space for Black History, Amending the Landscape of American Art.”|
|2016||Henry Cisneros||"Immigrants: An Essential Ingredient for a Strong America and Our Nation's Future"|
|2015||Sherman Alexie||"An Urban Indian’s Look at the World and How to be a 21st Century American Nomad"|
|2014||Sandra Postel||"Understanding the Importance of Urban Water Systems"|
|2013||Michael Pollan||"Out of the Garden and Onto the Plate: A Writer’s Education"|
|2012||Sylvia Nasar||“Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius in Modern Times”|
|2011||Oscar Arias||“For We Have Promises to Keep: Ensuring Peace for Future Generations”|
|2010||Edward James Olmos||"We're All in the Same Gang"|
|2009||Joel Meyerowitz||"A Look Behind the Lens"|
|2008||Leonard Downie, Jr||"Focusing on the Future: Politics, Conflict and the Media"|
|2007||Anna Quindlen||"The Value of Reading and Writing in a Democratic Society"|
|2006||Jules Feiffer||"Feiffer on Feiffer: My Life and Funny Times"|
|2005||Kathleen Sullivan||"Civil Liberties in a Time of National Crisis"|
|2004||Edward Albee||"The State of Theater and the Arts in America"|
|2003||Charles Johnson||"Mindfulness and the Beloved Country"|