A variety of thought leaders and authors will visit Chapman University this academic year as part of the new Provost’s Arts & Lecture Series. Created in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Musco Center for the Arts, the series expands the University’s tradition of presenting thought-provoking speakers to the community.

Special ticket pricing is available to the campus community only — $5 for students and $10 for faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling the box office at 844-626-8726.

Lecturers Include

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Sharyl Attkisson

Emmy-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., $35–$65

Attkisson is the host of the television program “Full Measure” and author of the new book “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.” In her book and eye-opening talks, Attkisson pulls back the curtain on the world of opposition research and reveals how those in power on all sides use it to influence public opinion.

 

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Jonathan Haidt

Social psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., $35–$65

Haidt is co-author of the new book, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” in which he explains the rapid changes occurring on many college campuses since 2015 and offers commentary on a rising culture of “safetyism.” Haidt is also the author of “The Happiness Hypothesis” and “The Righteous Mind” and is a professor of NYU’s Stern School of Business.

 

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Michio Kaku

Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku, Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m., $50–$85

In Kaku’s new book, “The Future of Humanity,” the author posits that a human settlement on Mars is definitely possible. With enthusiasm and wonder, Kaku always takes his audiences on fascinating journeys to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.