E.N. THOMPSON FORUM

MARK BLYTH TO DELIVER THOMPSON FORUM LECTURE

“WHY PEOPLE VOTE FOR THOSE WHO WORK AGAINST THEIR BEST INTERESTS” OCTOBER 10, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Are there a higher set of drivers in the global economy than we commonly pay attention to? Is the election of Donald Trump really just one part of a much larger, global pattern of events that is still […]

THE BRITS VS. THE NEBRASKANS DEBATE – HOSTED BY THE CHUCK AND LINDA WILSON DIALOGUE

BRITISH NATIONAL DEBATE TEAM VS. NEBRASKA SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Since 1922, the National Communication Association has sponsored international student exchange tours for the purpose of promoting debate, discussion, and intercultural communication. Renowned for their wit, humor, and eloquence, members of the United Kingdom’s English-Speaking Union tour the United […]

THOMPSON FORUM HOSTS MISTY COPELAND

“A CONVERSATION WITH MISTY COPELAND” FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. In 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African American female Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history. Hear from this artist, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian about how she broke barriers and her work to inspire young people everywhere. Born in Kansas City, Missouri […]

Sonia Nazario to Deliver Humanities Nebraska Governor’s Lecture

Sonia Nazario, “Enrique’s Journey and America’s Immigration Dilemma” September 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sonia Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most challenging problems, including hunger, drug addiction, and immigration. She spent 20 years reporting about social issues for newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the […]

Thompson Forum to host Sonia Shah, Jan. 24, 2017

Note: Sonia Shah’s lecture has been postponed to January 24, due to unforeseen circumstances. All original tickets are still valid and will be accepted. “Pandemic: From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond” Sonia Shah Sonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics. […]

Thompson Forum Archives

The 2015-2016 Thompson Forum season is now complete. Videos of the lectures by Jose Antonio Vargas, Bill McKibben, Wes Moore and Sheryl Wudunn (as well as lectures from prior seasons) are available to view and download on the Forum’s Audio/Visual Archive.