New York Times Talk Lunches

Join the conversation by attending a Campus Conversation or a New York Times Talk. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. These discussions are a way to get students more engaged with local, regional, national, and/or international occurrences. 


New York Times Talks

The New York Times Talks series brings students, faculty and staff together in meaningful conversations about some of the latest topics in the local, national, and international news. Attendees are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation, as well as have an open mind and be respectful of other’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Pizza and beverages are provided at each of the Talks. 

Upcoming New York Times Talk:

A "Pink Wave:" Women and the Midterm Elections
Thursday, September 13, 2018
12 - 1:30 p.m.,  University Union 314-316

Join us for our first New York Times talk of the semester! Dr. Sarah Oliver with the Department of Political Science will facilitate a conversation about the wave of female candidates running for the many open seats all over the country, as we gear up for the 2018 Midterm Elections. What makes this one of the most historic and impactful election seasons for women in the United States?

Recommended Articles:

A Surge of Women Candidates, but Crowded Primaries and Tough Races Await

Forget Suits. Show the Tattoo. Female Candidates Are Breaking the Rules.

'Don't Run This Year': The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance



Campus Conversations

Campus Conversations provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become politically engaged; learn about and from differing perspectives; and better understand what and who informs our own political ideologies and affiliations.

Upcoming Campus Conversation:

A Campus Conversation With Ira Shapiro
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6 p.m., Lecture Hall Auditorium 238

During a Washington career spanning 40 years, Ambassador Ira Shapiro has had a powerful impact in the fields of American politics and government. Mr. Shapiro is currently best known for his new book, "Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?" His experience, wisdom and insights - delivered with his "honesty and humor" - will be meaningful to hear.


Interested in Hosting a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation?

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in engaging the campus community in a discussion about a topic they are passionate about.  If you are interested in facilitating a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation, or have any questions about facilitating any of these, please contact .  Past topics have ranged from health care reform to gay marriage, immigration to climate change.