Alumni events

2021-2022 Blueprint for Transitional Justice in the US 

The 2021-2022 Blueprint for Transitional Justice in the US: Building on Lessons and Insights from Global Perspectives Series is presented by the Illinois Global Institute in partnership with Center for African American Studies, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

Please visit the Illinois Global Institute website for a full list of upcoming programs in this series.

Hakim Williams, Gettysburg College

Tuesday, January 25, 12-1 p.m.

Katy Hayward, Queen’s University, Belfast

Wednesday, February 9, 1-2 p.m.

Thula Pires, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, March 8, 2-3 p.m.

Noura Erakat, Rutgers University, New Brunswick 

Thursday, April 14, 4-5:30 p.m.

Dangerous Ideas on Campus Virtual Book Launch: Matthew C. Ehrlich in conversation with Ryan Ross 

In 1960, University of Illinois professor Leo Koch wrote a public letter condoning premarital sex. He was fired. Four years later, a professor named Revilo Oliver made white supremacist remarks and claimed there was a massive communist conspiracy. He kept his job. Matthew C. Ehrlich revisits the Koch and Oliver cases to look at free speech, the legacy of the 1960s, and debates over sex and politics on campus. Ehrlich delves into the issues behind these academic controversies and places the events in the context of a time rarely associated with dissent, but in fact a harbinger of the social and political upheavals to come. An enlightening and entertaining history, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus" illuminates how the university became a battleground for debating America's hot-button issues.



For additional information about our events, please call the Alumni Relations Office at (217) 333-3387 or email us.