Distinguished Lecture Series


Honors Lecture Series


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Toledo, Ohio 43606



The Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series charts bold direction in intellectual discourse and academic inquiry at The University of Toledo, opening windows on fresh-air approaches to today’s biggest challenges, sharing the innovative ideas of movers and shakers who are anything but traditional.  Reflecting the forward-thinking philosophy of the Jesup Scott Honors College, these speakers will engage you, challenge you, provoke you – and quite possibly make you see the world in a different way.

2017-2018 SPEAKERS

John Quinones
John Quinones

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
6 P.M. - Doermann Theater

This event is part of Hispanic Heritage month and the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture series and is supported by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Honors College, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Tickets are available through the Office of Multicultural Student Services (419.530.2261) and the Honors College (honors@utoledo.edu, 419.530.6030).

Combining his compelling life story with a peerless grit to achieve the Latino-American dream, longtime ABC News personality John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring speakers in world.

A lifetime of "never taking no for an answer" has taken Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC and the anchor desks of "20/20" and "Primetime."

Quiñones delivers a powerful message of believing in one's self, never giving up and doing the right thing. As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera newsmagazine, Quiñones has become the face of doing the right thing to millions.


Shamila N. ChaudharySHAMILA N. CHAUDHARY
"The Meaning of America, At Home and Abroad"

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
6 P.M. - Doermann Theatre

Tickets are available through the Jesup Scott Honors College at honors@utoledo.edu, 419.530.6030.

Shamila N. Chaudhary will discuss the U.S. role in the world and its connection to the social and economic landscapes of life within the United States. She'll address the many transformations underway in American identity and culture as they relate to politics, the humanities, law, and international affairs.

Shamila is Senior Advisor to Dean Vali Nasar, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies. Learn more by visiting her blog



Last Updated: 8/25/17