Year-round speakers cover an exciting range of topics that build awareness and understanding.

Expand Your Mind & Build Awareness

You are invited to visit campus (and beyond) to hear enlightening and engaging discussions from many different voices on a variety of thought-provoking topics. Many of these opportunities are free and open to the public. 

Great Decisions Lecture Series 
Great Decisions is a nationally presented lecture series that addresses world topics of our time. The Foreign Policy Association of America chooses the topics each year in November with an eye on international economic, political and social subjects that are current and provocative. Lectures are held on Wednesdays, February to April. All lectures are open to the public. 

Killeen Chair Lecture Series
The purpose of the Killeen Chair Lecture Series is to engage audiences by providing a fuller understanding of the theological and philosophical issues of our time. Past scholars have presented subjects that include biology, psychology, economics, political science, the arts and literature.

Norman & Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding
The Miller Lecture promotes unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions. The lecture series celebrates human dignity and encourages better understanding between peoples, both domestically and internationally. This lecture is free and open to the public.

St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series
The series, held at Fish Creek’s Door County Auditorium, brings St. Norbert professors to the peninsula to discuss a broad range of provocative subjects such as “Breakfast with Shakespeare,” “Darfur and the Sudan,” “Matter and Anti-Matter,” “Current Russian Politics” and “The Nature of Madness.” The relaxed events take place Saturdays and feature a continental breakfast in the fireside room of the auditorium complex. The series is free and open to the public.

The Pilgrim Forum
This speaker series is dedicated to sharing information and spurring thought and discussion around the basic tenets of the Catholic faith and tradition – specifically, the Apostles’ Creed. Once a semester, speakers will examine a line or phrase from the Creed, breaking it open in thought-provoking and accessible ways that invite attendees to understand more deeply what they believe. This series is made possible through the generosity of Dan Ritter, and is free and open to the public.