2019-2020 Conversation Series

Baylor Conversation Series

President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will host a Baylor Conversation Series focusing on civil discourse for the campus community this fall. Whether in politics, church congregations, on the Baylor campus or even within our own families, there is a significant need for civil discourse in today’s society. While we may not agree, civil discourse requires mutual respect and objectivity without hostility, while demonstrating an appreciation for the experiences of others. This topic is vitally important for higher education – and especially at Baylor – as we strive to be a marketplace of ideas and extend the love of Christ toward others.

The President’s Baylor Conversation Series will include panels featuring Baylor faculty members, experts from other colleges and universities such as Drs. Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer of Biola University, and small group discussions. Nationally renowned speakers Drs. Robert P. George and Cornel West, who have both spoken on this topic as part of the Baylor in Washington program, will conclude this fall’s series on Friday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in Waco Hall.

The dates, times and participants of other Baylor Conversation Series events for students, faculty and staff may be added to this list and announced to the campus community.

Presidential Events:

September 30 — Faculty Panel on Civil Discourse

David D. Corey, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and associate director of Baylor in Washington program
Elesha Coffman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of American Intellectual History
Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., Professor of English and 2013 Baylor Centennial Professor

Mayborn Museum Complex Theater
3:30 p.m.

October 16 — Faculty-led roundtables with student leaders
Barfield Drawing Room, SUB
3:30 p.m.

October 28

Drs. Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer, Biola University
Barfield Drawing Room, SUB
10 a.m.

November 15

Drs. Robert P. George and Cornel West
Waco Hall
1:30 p.m.

Academic-Hosted Events:

August 22 — Inclusion & Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace Community – Authenticity. Awareness. Appreciation.

1-4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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September 5 — Provost’s Faculty Forum – Contextual is Embodied is Transformational Learning: A Risky Business

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching and Learning

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September 12 — Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Women’s and Gender Studies

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September 17 — Provost’s Faculty Forum – The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse & Global Engagement: Fostering Effective Listening Practices in the Classroom

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching & Learning

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September 17 — Constitution Day Lecture

3-5 p.m.
Sponsor: Office of the Provost

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September 17 — Christianity and LGBTQ+ Persons

Justin Lee, Christian LGBT author
6:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

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September 20 — Inclusion & Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace Community – Authenticity. Awareness. Appreciation.

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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September 23 — Provost’s Faculty Forum – Cultivating International Reciprocity in the Classroom

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching and Learning

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September 23 — Roads and Mountains: A Conversation with David Brooks

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and bestselling author
7 p.m.
Please join us for an evening with New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks. Alan Jacobs of Baylor’s Honors College and ISR will talk with Mr. Brooks about character formation, life challenges, unexpected journeys and other matters that just might be more important than politics. Copies of Mr. Brooks’s books will be available for sale, and he will be happy to sign them. Free registration is open on our website.
Sponsor: Institute for Studies of Religion

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September 25 — If You’re Breathing, You’re Biased

1-3:15 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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October 3 - Provost’s Faculty Forum – Hospitality in Antiquity

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching and Learning

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October 9 — Inclusion & Diversity 101: Building Inclusive Workplace Community – Authenticity. Awareness. Appreciation.

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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October 17 — If You’re Breathing, You’re Biased

10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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November 6 — Inclusion & Diversity 101: Building Inclusive Workplace Community – Authenticity. Awareness. Appreciation

12:30-4 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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November 7 — Provost’s Faculty Forum – The Art of Being a Guest

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching and Learning

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November 13 — Provost’s Faculty Forum – Loving our Neighbor: Global Learning & Intersectionality

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Academy for Teaching and Learning

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November 13 — If You’re Breathing, You’re Biased

1-3:15 p.m.
Sponsor: Equity Office

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Recommended Readings from Baylor Faculty:

David D. Corey, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of Baylor in Washington program

Greg Garrett, Ph.D., Professor of English and 2013 Baylor Centennial Professor

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media

Gaynor Yancey, D.S.W., Professor, Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health, Director of the Center for Church and Community Impact

Lacy McNamee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication

Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor School of Education

Perry Glanzer, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Leadership, Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program