Tisch College Announces Spring Speakers

Visitors to campus include activists, politicians, artists, engineers, and filmmakers

photos of eight coming speakers on Tufts campus

The Tisch College of Civic Life routinely brings leaders, scholars, and activists to Tufts to discuss their work and engage with students and other members of the community. The spring semester’s lineup includes figures such as Donna Brazile and Eboo Patel—with topics ranging from politics to classical music.

For more information, go to the Tisch College events page.

Snap the Vote
Sofia Gross, public policy leader at Snapchat
Friday, February 1 | Noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Civic Life Lunch – The Turnout Gap: Race & Voter Turnout
Bernard Fraga, author of The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America
Monday, February 4 | Noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Digital Humanities in a Crisis: The Case of Torn Apart/Separados
Roopika Risam, assistant professor English, Salem State University
Monday, February 4 | 4:30 p.m. | Rabb Room, Tisch College

The Citizen Engineering Movement
Cathy Leslie, executive director of Engineers Without Borders
Monday, February 18 | 6 p.m. | Room 253, Robinson Hall
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/events/engineers-week- citizen-engineering-movement

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile
Tuesday, February 19 | 6:30 p.m. | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center
Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, discusses contemporary politics and past and future presidential elections. A veteran of Democratic politics and campaigns, Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 to 2000, when she was the first African American woman to run a presidential campaign when she served as campaign manager for Al Gore’s presidential bid. Her recent book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, was released last fall. Follow the conversation live  at #DonnaBrazileAtTufts.
RSVP at http://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/donna-brazile

Film Screening and Q&A: “Goodbye Congress, Don’t Get Rolled”
Alexandra Pelosi, filmmaker
Wednesday, February 20 |Noon | Room 011, Olin Center

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeff Flake
Tuesday, March 12 | 6 p.m. | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center
Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) talks about the Senate, presidential politics, and the Republican Party. A former member of the House of Representatives, Flake was elected in 2012 to the Senate, where he served on the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees. One of the Republican Party’s staunchest critics of President Trump, Flake announced he would not seek reelection during a 2017 Senate speech that famously denounced the president, party leaders, and the current “disrepair and destructiveness of our politics.” Prior to this political career, Flake served as a missionary in South Africa before graduating from Brigham Young University and as director of the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia. Follow the conversation live at #JeffFlakeAtTufts
RSVP at https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/jeff-flake

Silencing Sound & Sounding Silence: Shostakovich’s “Babi Yar” Symphony and the Music of Conscience
Jeremy Eichler, public scholar at the National Endowment for the Humanities and classical music critic of the Boston Globe
Monday, March 25 | 4:30 p.m. | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Civic Life Lunch — Monuments & Movements: The Art of Protest
Steve Locke, artist and professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Tuesday, March 26 | Noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Civic Life Lunch Speaking Out for New York: My Journey to City Hall
Corey Johnson, speaker of the New York City Council
Monday, April 1 | Noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series & University Chaplaincy Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life: Eboo Patel
Monday, April 1 | 6:30 PM | Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
Author, educator, and interfaith leader Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, the national nonprofit that brings young people from different faiths together to work on social action projects, fostering cooperation instead of conflict among youth of diverse beliefs. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders, Patel also served on President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and partnered with the White House to launch the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge in 2011. He is the author of four books including, his autobiography Acts of Faith and his recent book, Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise. Follow the conversation live at #EbooPatelAtTufts.
RSVP at http://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/eboo-patel

Newhouse Professorship of Civic Studies Inaugural Lecture
Brian Schaffner, Newhouse Professor, Tufts Department of Political Science
Thursday, April 11 | 4 p.m. | Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall
RSVP to the Office of Special Events here.

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