Public Events

The IFC regularly invites nationally-recognized scholars, practitioners, and observers of public affairs to campus in order to connect the St. Olaf community to the people and debates that are shaping our country today. Past are organized below according to academic year.

Andrew Yang_CAA Speakers_Headshot

Fall 2020

The Presidential Election and a Nation in Crisis:
Polarization, Pandemic, Prejudice

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jeffrey ding

Spring 2020

U.S.-China Relations

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Dreger Hightlight #3

Fall 2019

Discrimination and the Search for Truth and Justice

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michael lind

Spring 2019

Who Is My Neighbor? Immigration, Freedom, and Community

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Interim 2019

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Walter Russell Mead 3 (2)

Fall 2018

Patriotism, Nationalism and the Idea of America

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David Craig and Joan Tronto

Spring 2018

Freedom, Community and Healthcare

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Fall 2017 Cover Photo

Interim 2018

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Allen & Berkowitz 1

Fall 2017

Academic Freedom: Its Meaning and Limits

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Spring 2017 Cover Photo

Spring 2017

Religious and Political Disagreement

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Fall 2016 Cover Photo

Fall 2016

The Presidential Election

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Spring 2016 Cover Photo

Spring 2016

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Spring 2015 Cover Photo

Spring 2015

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