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Presidential Event Series

Presidential Events Series

Presidential Events Series

The 2014–15 Presidential Events Series is designed to enhance the intellectual, religious and cultural life of the College community by bringing well-known scholars, artists, scientists and distinguished individuals to the campus.

Eckerd College is pleased to present lectures and presentations as a service to the community! All events at Eckerd College are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.


This year's theme is timely: Between Worlds: Immigration, Identity and Globalization. Immigrants today often straddle two or more worlds culturally, economically and politically. While establishing themselves in a new country and culture, many immigrants maintain vital ties to their homeland. Global political and economic changes, combined with technological advances, allow immigrants to participate in the lives of their families back home, complicating ideas about identity. How do immigrants reconcile these frequently conflicting identities? What are the implications of this evolving immigration experience on U.S. society? The Presidential Events Series will explore these questions and other dynamics of today's immigrants.

The series is inspired by Human Experience, the cornerstone of the first-year academic program at Eckerd College. This two-course core sequence is an introduction to Eckerd's General Education curriculum and provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and a platform to awaken their scholarly interests.

The Presidential Events Series also shines a spotlight on The Arts at Eckerd College by featuring the talent and creativity of Eckerd's campus community as well as artists from around Florida. These lectures and presentations are offered as a service to the community. Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Event Details

Download a copy of our full Spring 2015 events brochure or flip through it below.
See our Public Events Calendar to add these and other Eckerd College public events to your personal calendar. Questions or comments? Please call 727-864-7979 or email events@eckerd.edu.