These intellectually stimulating interviews connect you with faculty and President Rivera while digging into the world-changing issues that Macalester is addressing in and out of the classroom.
2020-2021 Big Questions Events
|Location||Date||Big Questions Discussion Topic||Speaker|
||October 29, 2020||What will our world look like on November 4?||Associate Professor of Political Science Adrienne E. Christiansen|
||December 1, 2020||Will anything be the same after COVID?||Associate Professor of Geography and Global Health Eric Carter|
|Webinar||January 28, 2021||How does religion influence contemporary politics?||Professor of Religious Studies William Hart|
|Webinar||February 18, 2021||Will the pandemic make K-12 education more equitable?||
Associate Professor of Political Science Lesley Lavery
Associate Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education Brian Lozenski
|Webinar||March 25, 2021||What happened to human rights?||Professor of English James Dawes|
|April 22, 2021||Can art inspire action?||Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies John Kim|
What Is the Big Questions Series About?
Colleges and universities are much practiced at talking about themselves and marketing to prospective students and alumni. Less often do they allow a more intimate and unfiltered glimpse of what members of their communities—faculty and staff, students, alumni—think about their work, about important issues, and about their place in the world.
The “Big Questions” series is our attempt to try something different. These are glimpses into the minds and hearts of the people who comprise Macalester: a collection of their thoughts about the things that matter to them and, we hope, to you.
You might think of these short videos as a stripped down, “acoustic” version of Macalester communications and as a way to see what truly animates the college. While Macalester is never mentioned in many of these videos, it is, in all of them, revealed.
We hope you find these brief conversations meaningful and interesting. We would also like to know if there are other subjects you’d like to see addressed. Please send your ideas to email@example.com.