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"An Evening With..." Public Speakers' Series

Author Barbara Ehrenreich will speak at the global cultural studies
Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D.

About the Global Cultural Studies Public Speakers' Series

Since 2008, Point Park University’s School of Arts and Sciences and its global cultural studies program have hosted prominent speakers—such as Vandana Shiva and Ralph Nader—for its “An Evening With...” public speakers' series held annually each fall. 

These acclaimed speakers address important global and domestic issues and have demonstrated an interest in deepening students’ knowledge of the world.

The aim of Point Park’s global cultural studies program is to provide students with an understanding of the complexities of the world in which we live, grounded in a familiarity with its historical, philosophical, political, social, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental elements; and the critical thinking and communication skills needed to make agile, confident, and informed decisions.

Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., speaks at Point Park.
Vandana Shiva, Ph.D.

The global cultural studies major is offered through the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences.

Previous "An Evening With..." speakers have included:


  • Jim Hightower Feature Image
    Jim Hightower


    Vandana Shiva, Ph.D.

    Physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, author, and renowned environmentalist

  • 2010

    Jim Hightower

    Ralph Nader speaks at Point Park.
    Ralph Nader

    National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author

  • 2009

    Ralph Nader

    Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate

  • 2008

    Lewis Lapham

    Pictured is Harpers Magazine Editor Lewis Lapham.
    Lewis Lapham

    Journalist, author, and former Harpers Magazine editor

For more information, contact Lynn Monahan, director of academic administration for the School of Arts and Sciences, at 412-392-3938 or lmonahan@pointpark.edu.