Fall 2022


Common Hour in the Fall semester of 2022 will remain a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Sept. 8
F&M: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders​
Barbara K. Altmann, Franklin & Marshall College President 
Watch on YouTube

Sept. 15
Now Hour (Topic TBD)

September 22
Who’s Black and Why? The 18th Century Origins of Race Biology
Andrew Curran, William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University
Sponsor: James Strick

Sept. 29
We Can Ban Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
Alicia Sanders-Zakre, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Policy and Research Coordinator of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons 
Sponsor: James Strick

October 6
Autocracy in Russia and Beyond
Mueller Lecture Featuring Masha Gessen, Award-Winning Author and Journalist

October 13
Special Campus-Wide Voter Registration Drive in Steinman College Center
Sponsor: F&M Votes

October 20
Inclusion Improves Innovation: Changing Venture Capital
Daniel Acheampong, Entrepreneur and Financial Analyst
Sponsor: Ashley Rondini

October 27
Lyrical Leadership: The Paths of Poetry
Mueller Lecture Featuring Kevin Young, Author, Editor, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library

November 3
What to Expect from the 2022 Elections
Stephen Medvic, The Honorable and Mrs. John C. Kunkel Professor of Government and Berwood Yost, Director of the Floyd Institute’s Center for Opinion Research

November 10
Annual Bradley R. Dewey Award Lecture by Professor Carol DeWet

November 17
A Dialogue About Dialogue: Conversations Surrounding Viewpoint Diversity at F&M
Robel Tadesse and Student Panel
Sponsors: Robel Tadesse & Courtnee Jordan-Cox

December 1
Now Hour (Topic TBD)

December 8
The Conductors of F&M
Brian Norcross