2019 Disciplines in Dialogue

Call for Faculty Presenters

“Three (books, films, works of art, etc) That Changed Things”

Certain publications, art works, or pop culture creations have an outsized and lingering impact. If you could choose three books, films, works of art or other creations accessible to a general audience that changed the world as we know it, what would they be? And why should more people know about them?

UCR faculty are invited to submit their selections for a chance to present at one of four lecture events in the annual Disciplines in Dialogue Series, sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society and co-hosted by UCR Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and UCR Palm Desert Center.

This popular, four-part series, held January–April, pairs UCR faculty from different academic disciplines for a conversation on topics of interest to a public audience. Each conversation is hosted twice; on a Tuesday at University Extension in Riverside and again the following Thursday the UCR Palm Desert Center. The series reaches approximately 500 community members each year.

Either apply with a dialogue partner or apply on you own and we will pair you for a co-presentation on the following sets of dates in 2020: January 28 & January 30; February 25 & February 27; March 24 & March 26; April 21 & April 23. To help facilitate participation, presenters are reimbursed for mileage and a hotel stay in Palm Desert.

Deadline Extended: August 16, 2019

To apply, email the following to georgia.​warnke@​ucr.​edu:

  • Name and Department of applicant (s)
  • A list from each applicant of 3 works and short description of how they “changed the world” (or some aspect of the world). The works should be thematically linked, non-technical and accessible to a general audience.
  • Availability to present on at least one of the pairs of dates (above).

For questions or more information, contact katharine.​henshaw@​ucr.​edu.