Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series
Feb. 18, 2014: Parker J. Palmer
Founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal
Parker J. Palmer, world-renowned author, activist, and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal, will speak about his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, as part of the Kent State University Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the African Community Theater located in Ritchie Hall.Learn More
Oct. 22, 2013: Raj Patel
Award-Winning Activist, Author and Academic
Raj Patel, author of the acclaimed book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, was featured as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on October 22, 2013. Patel’s thoughts on food, hunger, and globalization have appeared in a number of news sources, including The Los Angeles Times, and the NYTimes.com.Learn More
Apr. 24, 2013: Etgar Keret
The Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series hosted author Etgar Keret on April 24, 2013 for a lecture titled “The Dark and the Surreal: The Fiction of Etgar Keret.” Keret, who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, is nationally acclaimed for his book The Nimrod Flipout (2006). The book contains 32 short stories that capture the crazy life of Israelis today.Learn More
Sept. 21, 2010: Anthony Rapp
As part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series, Anthony Rapp presented "Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Musical Rent" on Sept. 21, 2010. Rapp is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Tony Award-winning rock opera "Rent." He shared an OBIE (Off-Broadway Award) with the rest of the cast for their performance.
Oct. 17, 2012: Maya del Valle
Acclaimed Poet and Spoken Word Artist
Acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Mayda del Valle was featured as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Oct. 17, 2012. Del Valle is the winner of the 2001 Nuyorican Grand Slam Championship and went on to win the 2001 National Poetry Slam Individual Championship. Del Valle is also the youngest person and first Latino to win the title.