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Convocation Series

The Augsburg Convocation Series is an annual speaker series incorporating long-standing endowed and special programs of Augsburg University. Augsburg University encourages faculty, staff, and students to engage in conversations about how we shape and are shaped by our urban and global settings. The Convocation Series provides dedicated time during the academic year to hear from outstanding leaders and visionaries who join the Augsburg community in conversations about the “big questions” of our time.

Christensen Symposium

The Purpose Gap by Patrick B. Reyes Ph.D.

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

How do we create conditions for people to find meaning and purpose in their lives? Leveraging research and practices from his award-winning book, The Purpose Gap, Dr. Reyes will lead an interactive and participatory lecture to address the many challenges plaguing our society.

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Interfaith Responses to Trauma, Panelists include Prof. Iva Patel, Prof. Shayna Sheinfeld, and Prof. Najeeba Syeed

Rescheduled to October 2024

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Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Black in America: Living in the Land of Milk and Honey?

Monday, January 15, 2024 – 1 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

With keynote speaker, Ethelind B. Kaba, executive director of the Ann Bancroft Foundation.

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Interfaith symposium

Building Trust in Divisive Times

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 11 a.m. Keynote Address | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Panel Discussion

With keynote speaker Manu Meel, CEO of BridgeUSA

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The General Leif J. Sverdrup Visiting Scientist LECTURE

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – 11 a.m.

Strategies for Anti-Racist Action in STEM

With keynote speaker Bala Chaudhary, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College.

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For information or special requests, call 612-330-1104. Speakers, dates, and times are subject to change.