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The New Grand Challenges Forum

Fridays, 12 p.m., in CEMO Hall

The New Grand Challenges Forum encourages students to think critically, discuss openly and learn unequivocally. The Honors College welcomes a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists and artists in an effort to further the University’s commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and scholarly excellence. The New Grand Challenges Forum offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to a compelling theme.

This year’s theme is The PivotHow purpose and perseverance lead to success. We will acknowledge and celebrate the incredible effort by the students, the University and the world to pivot and persist even in uncertain times. Speakers this semester will share work they have completed during the past year, highlighting adjustments made due to pandemic restrictions. Other speakers will share experiences in life and career when their decision to pivot led to greater success and fulfillment.

Hosted by the Honors College, in partnership with the Division of University Advancement, the New Grand Challenges Forum is open to the entire UH community.

The lectures will be held on Fridays from 1–2 p.m. in CEMO Hall (subject to change due to University Covid protocols). Students can check in to the Grand Challenges Forums HERE.


Understanding Critical Race Theory

CounterStories - The Lynn Eusan Story Justice Through Community Grant

Reagan Flowers

HCC Member, Board of Trustees

Ted Widmer
Historian, CUNY

Stephen Greenlee
President, ExxonMobil Exploration Company

David Buck
Associate Dean of Community Health, Uh College of Medicine

Jordan Everett
Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement

Canceled - GCF credit will be given to all students.

Hugo Vrsalovic
Founder, Life is Wonderful