Programs & Events

Other History Speakers

From time to time, the History Department hosts both American and international scholars who give public lectures for the NIU community, but not as part of our regular series.  Information on these speakers will be posted here.


LLI Notables Lecture Series
Sponsored by CLA&S External Programming and the NIU Lifelong Learning Institute
Gain new perspectives from your colleagues at the LLI Notables Lecture Series!

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holmes Student Center
Bring a lunch, purchase one at the student center, or just drop in and listen.
Guests are welcome!

September 15
Fashion, Gender, and Ethnicity in Mainland Southeast Asian Art
Catherine Raymond, NIU School of Art & Design, Director, Center for Burma Studies

September 22
Putin and the USA: A New Cold War? Albert Resis, Professor Emeritus, NIU Department of History

September 29
After Charlie Hebdo: Laïcité and Religious Politics in France
Brian Sandberg, NIU Department of History

October 6
Weather Safety 101: What You Really Need to Know
Gilbert Sebenste, NIU Staff Meteorologist

October 13
Combating Cancer in the 21st Century
Barrie Bode, NIU Department of Biological Sciences

October 20
My Love Affair with Comic Books
Michael Korcek, NIU Sports Information Director, Retired

October 27
Youth Leadership and Conflict Resolution in the Southern Philippines
usan Russell, NIU Department of Anthropology

November 3
Taking Care of Old Cons: Why We Need MORE Prisons
Jim Thomas, Professor Emeritus, NIU Department of Sociology

For more information and a schedule
of our 2015 fall programs, visit us on the web: