2022-2023 Speakers 

All events are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium, Willie Miller Instructional Center, and are FREE and open to all students, faculty, staff, administration and general public. 

Timothy WiseWednesday, November 2: Timothy A. Wise, "Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food” 

Senior Advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, as well as Senior Advisor at both the Small Planet Institute, where he directed the Land and Food Rights Program from 2016-2020, as well as Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, Wise is a leading voice on the future of food.  In his recent book Eating Tomorrow (2019), Wise takes us on his investigative journey from Iowa to Mexico to several countries in Africa to learn directly from farmers, agribusiness representatives, government officials and others the true status of our global food supply, the often cited credo that the US is “feeding the world,” and the cultural, economic, and environmental implications of Green Revolution practices around the world. 

Learn more about Timothy A. Wise

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Monday, November 14: Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” 

Mother, scientist, a SUNY American Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, author of several notable books, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Wall Kimmerer fuses indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge to highlight shared goals of sustainability and our pressing need to heal our relationship with the land.

Learn more about Robin Wall Kimmerer

Winona LaDukeWednesday, February 22: Winona LaDuke, "What Does It Mean to Be a Water Protector — in Florida?”

Long-time Native American activist (of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg), economist, former (two time) Green Party vice presidential candidate, indigenous rights advocate, regenerative farmer, prolific author and … most recently … leader of the Honor of the Earth movement opposing the Enbridge Corporation’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline through sacred wild rice lands on her home ground, the White Earth Reservation (northern Minnesota), Winona LaDuke brings her blunt and commonsense arguments into focus through a survey of ongoing land and water degradation.  In her most recent book, To Be A Water Protector (2021), Winona highlights the efforts of unsung heroes and heroines who put their lives on the line to protect our most valuable essential resource: fresh water.  As freshwater quality declines throughout Florida, she poses the question directly:  What does it mean to be a water protector in Florida?  “Water is Life,” she emphasizes, and “There is no social change fairy.  There is only change made by the hands of individuals.

Learn more about Winona Duke

Past Honors Series Events

  • Wednesday, February 2: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the teaching of Plants
  • Tuesday, February 8: Martin Ford, Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything
  • Tuesday, March 29: Fred Haise
    Failure is Not an Option
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019: Dr. Stephanie Seneff
    RoundUp Ready? The Far-Reaching Impact of Intensive Glyphosate Use
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019: Julie Fowlis
    In Concert

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Mark Nepo

    More Together Than Alone

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Hais
    Failure Is Not An Option

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018: Julia Ioffe
    What Does Russia Really Want
  • Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Matt Haimovitz
    The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019: The Cashore Marionettes
    Life in Motion

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019: The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company (WHDC)

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Robert Glennon
    Imagining Our Water Future
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017: ETHEL, with Robert Mirabal
    In Concert
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018: An Evening with John McCutcheon
    In Concert
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018: Kentaro Toyama
    Will Technology Really Solve Our Problems?
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Graeme Wood
    What ISIS Really Wants
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017: The Hot Club of San Francisco
    Postcards from Gypsyland
  • Monday, January 23, 2017: Charlie Miller
    If You Build It, I Can Break It
  • Monday, February 6, 2017: Heather Knight
    Charismatic Machine
  • Monday, October 5, 2015: Fredi Lajvardi
    Inspiring Creativity through Science
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015: Scott Dikkers
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Anya Kamenetz
    The Test
  • Monday, February 8, 2016: David Linden
    Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Caladh Nua
    In Concert
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Sean Carroll
    The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
  • Friday, October 24, 2014: The Turtle Island Quartet
  • January 28, 2015: Fred Haise
    Failure is Not An Option
  • April 10, 2015: Maharajah Flamenco Trio
    An Evening of Music featuring, “Music of Mystery and Imagination”
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:45-7:45 p.m.: Bill Rosemann
    "Super-Heroes on (and off) the Page"
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: UF Biology Professor Jamie Gillooly
    "Art and Engineering: The Bookends of Discovery"
  • Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Abigail Washburn, Kai Welch, and Wu Fei
    "Introducing... the Wu-Force!"
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Dan Korte
    "Why be an engineer."
  • Monday, October 08, 2012: David Wolman
    "The End of Money"
  • Wednesday, November 07, 2012: Arthur Bergles
    "Energy and Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop..."
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012: Dr. Lewis Duncan
    "Robo Sapiens: Technology and our Emergent Transhuman Future"
  • Monday, February 04, 2013: Jack Weatherford
    "Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan"
  • Friday, February 15, 2013: John McCutcheon
    "An Evening with John McCutheon"
  • Monday, October 10, 2011: Peter Bergen
    "The Awakening: How Revolutionaries, Barack Obama and Ordinary Muslims are Remaking the Middle East (and What it Means for Oil, Israel, Terrorism and America)"
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012: James Bradley
    "Doing the Impossible"
  • Thursday, March 1, 2012: Dr. Vladimir Golubev
    "Eyes in the Sky: How MAV Research Brings Science Fiction to Reality"
    First Annual ERAU Researcher of the Year Lecture
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012: Captain Al Haynes
    "Teamwork in Crisis: The Story of Flight 232"
  • Monday, October 11, 2010: Arun Gandhi
    "Lessons from Grandfather"
  • Monday, November 22, 2010: Norman Augustine
    "Aerospace: Past, Present and Future"
  • Monday, January 31, 2011: Steven Solomon
    "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization"
  • Monday, February 28, 2011: George Michelsen Foy
    "Zero Decibels: The Search for Absolute Silence"
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011: Fabien Cousteau
    "The Ocean Adventures"
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010: Homer Hickam
    "Dare to Dream” in “An Evening with Homer Hickam"
  • Monday, October 12, 2009: Jerome Ringo
    "The Green Economy: America’s New Frontier"
  • Monday, November 16, 2009: Dr. Bruce Jakosky
    "Science, Society and the Search for Life Elsewhere"
  • Monday, January 25, 2009: Carbon Sciences CEO, Byron Elton
    "Carbon as an Answer, not Just an Enemy"
  • Monday, November 10, 2008: Pete Earley
    "Inside the Mind of a Traitor"
  • Monday, December 1, 2008: Dr. Mike Brown
    "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"
  • Monday, February 2, 2009: General Russel Honore
    "The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina"
  • Monday, February 23, 2009: Dr. Raymond Tanter
    "U.S. Policy Toward Iran"
  • Monday, March 30, 2009: Dr. Padraig O'Malley
    "Efforts at Peace and Reconciliation in Iraq"

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