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Center for Ideas and Society

UCR Center for Ideas and Society lecture series 2020

This series is part of UCR's Center for Ideas and Society "top three" series that engages public audiences in conversation with academics about some of the most influential works of all time.


6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30

Top Three: Books That Inspired Modern Heroic Adventures

UCR's Center for Ideas and Society presents a free series of conversations with UCR faculty on "The Top Three: Books, Songs, Comics, and Television Series that Changed Things." Jan. 30 will feature "Top Three: Books That Inspired Modern Heroic Adventures" with John Briggs (director, University Writing Prog/English) & Padma Rangarajan (English). 


6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 

Top Three: Anthems That Changed the US

"UCR's Center for Ideas and Society presents a free series of conversations with UCR faculty on "The Top Three: Books, Songs, Comics, and Television Series that Changed Things." Feb. 27 will feature "Top Three: Anthems That Changed the US" with Deborah Wong (Music) & Tamara Ho (Gender & Sexuality Studies). 


6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 

Top Three: Series That Changed the Way We Watch TV

UCR's Center for Ideas and Society presents a free series of conversations with UCR faculty on "The Top Three that Changed Things." March 26 will feature "Top Three: Series That Changed the Way We Watch TV" with Tod Goldberg (director, UCR Palm Desert MFA Creative Writing Program/Author) & Joshua Malkin (MFA Creative Writing/Screenwriter). RSVP now


6 p.m. Thursday, April 23

Top Three: Comics That Transformed the Superhero Universe

UCR's Center for Ideas and Society presents a free series of conversations with UCR faculty on "The Top Three: Books, Songs, Comics, and Television Series that Changed Things." April 23 will feature "Top Three: Comics That Transformed the Superhero Universe" with John Jennings (Media & Cultural Studies) & Guest Interlocutor. RSVP now!