Distinguished Speaker Series

The CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series features compelling talks on everything from the representation of Mexicanness in animated films to what could happen around the Great Lakes.

The Dean’s office is committed to bringing the highest quality academic speakers in all fields within CHESS to the university to enrich PNW’s intellectual community through public lectures, classroom presentations, and faculty development workshops.

We aim to populate the CHESS Distinguished Series with special emphasis on inviting internationally recognized academic professionals based at well-regarded local Midwest institutions, such as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, Purdue University West Lafayette, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and Oberlin College.

2023-2024 Speakers

Stay tuned for the 2023-24 speaker lineup!