Faculty panel to open E.N. Thompson series Sept. 1

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Faculty panel to open E.N. Thompson series Sept. 1

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The 33rd season of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues opens Sept. 1 with a panel discussion featuring four University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty.

The discussion, “Global and Historical Moments of Reckoning,” is 7 p.m. in Kimball Hall. Admission is free. Panelists include Deirdre Cooper Owens, Wilson Professor of history and director of the Humanities in Medicine program; Margaret Jacobs, Mach Professor of History and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies; Ng’ang’a Wahu-Mūchiri, assistant professor of English; and William G. Thomas III, Angle Chair in the Humanities and professor of history. The discussion is presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences. The panel will be moderated by Nkenge Friday, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion.

The E.N. Thompson Forum's Sept. 1 "Global and Historical Moments of Reckoning" panel discussion will feature (from left) Deirdre Cooper Owens, Margaret Jacobs, Ng'ang'a Wahu-Mūchiri and William G. Thomas III.

The 2021 series is organized under the theme “Moments of Reckoning: Global Calls for Racial Equity and Action.” Other events scheduled include talks by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a Penn State law professor and immigration law scholar; Anna Deavere Smith, a world-renowned playwright, actress, author, journalist and educator; and Walter Echo-Hawk, a Native American rights attorney, tribal judge and law professor; and a panel discussion featuring Lincoln-area youth.

Tickets can be reserved through the Lied Center by clicking here, calling 402-472-4747 or visiting the Lied’s box office, 301 N. 12th St. Forums are general admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

The university will follow the latest public health guidance from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. For more information, click here.

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