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S A V E    T H E     D A T E


APRIL 10-12, 2018

The 21st Century University
and Research for the Public Good


 Featuring Keynote Speaker

Individual symposia speakers will include:
Gabriella Coleman (McGill)
Jocelyn Faubert (Université de Montréal)
Alexander Galloway (NYU)
Thomas Gillespie (Emory)
Kelly Lytle Hernandez (UCLA)
Nadine Naber (UIC)
Alondra Nelson (SSRC/Columbia)
Stuart Reid (Royal Vet College, London)
Jerald L Schnoor (UIowa)
Elaine Scarry (Harvard)
Rob Tauxe (CDC)
(and many more!)


This three-day event will conclude a year of sesquicentennial celebrations by imagining the future of interdisciplinary research for which Illinois has been, and will remain, a global leader and a public resource. Beginning with a keynote address and ending with a shared gathering to reflect on the specific opportunities, challenges, and commitments we share at Illinois, the core of this event will be six parallel symposia on the following themes:

  • Advancing Food-Energy-Water System Resilience Through A Regional Resource Recovery Network
  • Death by Policing: Race, State Violence, and the Possibility of Justice
  • Humanities and Public Life
  • Revolutionizing Brain Plasticity Through Advanced Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Technocultural Futurisms: Code, Hack, Move
  • Uniting Infection Biology for One Health


For more information about this event, please contact the chair of the planning committee,
Professor Kevin Hamilton