Trail Blazers

Featured Speakers

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The Trail Blazers speaker series highlights leading faculty at the College of Arts and Sciences. Discover why the Trail Blazers tradition has continued for more than 45 years as we engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain access to their latest research. This year we welcome faculty from the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, anthropology, English, and physics departments.

Zacharias Pieri
Zacharias Pieri, PhD

September 14, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. 

“Pushed to Extremes: The Power of Culture in Violent Extremist Groups” 

John Arthur
John Arthur, PhD

October 18, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. 

“Beer: A Global Journey Through Past and Present” 

Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Natalie Scenters-Zapico, PhD

January 24, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. 

“Through the Wall, This Poem: Enacting Poetry Across Communities”

Lilia Woods
Lilia Woods, PhD

March 28, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. 

"Quantum Leap: Unveiling the Future of Computing and its Potential Effects in Our Lives”