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. 

Campus Conversations

In the wake of an unprecedented election, it is more important than ever to share and discuss our political views constructively. Campus Conversations provides students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become politically engaged; learn about and from differing political perspectives; and better understand what and who informs our own political ideologies and affiliations. Campus Conversations will take place from 7:30pm to 9:00pm unless otherwise stated.  The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility will be offering Conversations in the Fall. 

New York Times Talks

The New York Times Talks are held from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM on the third floor of the University Union (unless otherwise stated). 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. 

Interested in Hosting a Talk?

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 have any questions about facilitating a talk please contact .  Past topics have ranged from health care reform to gay marriage, immigration to climate change.