UPDATE: Ubben Lecture featuring West, George to be rescheduled
The Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture featuring Cornel West and Robert George, which was scheduled to take place this Thursday, April 7, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
“We received the unfortunate news that Dr. George has contracted Covid. His symptoms are mild yet he is obviously unable to travel this week,” said Ken Owen, director of the Ubben Series. “Having both gentlemen on campus and on the stage is, to me, critical, so we will find a future date to bring the two men to DePauw.”
West, an outspoken voice in progressive politics in the United States, and George, who has been called America’s “most influential conservative Christian thinker,” are to discuss “Embracing Civility: Finding Common Ground in Uncommonly Fractured Times.” It is hoped a new, rescheduled date can be announced soon.
Established in 1986 through the support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the lecture series was designed to “bring the world to Greencastle.” It has presented 116 events over the past 36 years. Previous Ubben lecturers have included Malala Yousafzai, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Spike Lee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Colin Powell, Jane Goodall, Tony Blair, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jimmy Kimmel. See a complete roster of guests here.