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Truman Lecture Series
The Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture Series began in 1971 when former President Harry S. Truman gave his stamp of approval for Avila University (then Avila College) to offer a lecture series in his name. Later that year, the first Truman lecture was delivered by David E. Bell, vice president of the Ford Foundation and Truman’s first administrative executive.
2022 Truman Lecture
This is the 51st Anniversary of the Truman Lecture Series at Avila University!
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Featuring Buchanan Initiative for Peace & Nonviolence Activist-in-Residence, Mary Kinyanjui, Ph.D. as this year’s Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Kinyanjui’s lecture is titled “Personal Philosophies, Beliefs, and Values for the Margins.” Please join us in the Goppert Theatre.
2:30 p.m. – Panel discussion featuring the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
3:15 p.m. – Public reception in the lobby
4:00 p.m. – Lecture
Truman Distinguished Lecture Series
Sue Ellen McCalley, Ph.D., Professor
P: 816-501-2433 / E: sueellen.mccalley