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What power can an individual have in a world of 6.9 billion people? Augsburg encourages us all to consider the power of vision in a world of tension. The Convocation Series offers a time to hear from outstanding leaders and visionaries who join us in great conversations that contribute to making the world a better place for future generations.

The Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium

Eboo Patel

Interfaith Youth Core founder and president

“The Holiness of Common Ground”

Monday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.

“Creating for Common Ground: Interfaith Work in the Arts and Worship”

Tuesday, September 18, 11 a.m.

Video: Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium

The Center for Counseling and Health Promotion Convocation

Dr. Henry Emmons

Psychiatrist and author

“Science of Hope”

Friday, October 19, 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 20, Noon

The Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation

Dan Phillips

Designer, builder, and founder of The Phoenix Commotion

“Recycled Housing: Adventures in Human Sensibilities”

Wednesday, November 7, 10 a.m.

Video: Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation

The Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Searching for MLK:  A provocative exploration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Lut­her King, Jr.

Curated by T. Mychael Rambo and Brian Grandison

Monday, January 21, 1 p.m.

Video: Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

The Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics

Susan E. Pick

Professor of psychology, National University of Mexico

“I want to, I can: Development Programs Step-by-Step Using the Human Capabilities Approach”

Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum

March 8–10

Hosted by Augsburg in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Various locations on the Augsburg and University of Minnesota campuses

Nobel Peace Prize Forum website

The Anne Pederson Women’s Resource Center Koryne Horbal Lecture

Gloria Steinem and The Courageous Woman Awards

Thursday, April 4, 11 a.m.

The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture

David Weitz

Professor of physics and applied physics, Harvard University

“Physics of Cooking”

Video: David Weitz – “Physics of Cooking”

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.

“Dripping, Jetting, Drops, and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics”

Video: David Weitz – “The Magic of Microfluids”

Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m.