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               President Ruth J. Simmons

                        The Inaugural
       Invitational Lecture in the Humanities
                           April 2007

The Cogut Center for the Humanities was honored to have President Ruth Simmons present the inaugural Invitational Lecture in the Humanities in April 2007. President Simmons shared her thoughts on the importance of the humanities, to the university and the world, with a packed hall of faculty, students, staff and campus visitors.

The Invitational Lecture in the Humanities is an annual event in which a prominent member of the Brown University faculty considers pressing issues in the humanities, issues of importance to scholarship and to the world at large. This occasion gives the university and the community an opportunity to learn from our most distinguished colleagues, many of whom have more regular opportunities to speak off campus than at Brown.

For more information about the Inaugural Invitational Lecture in the Humanities on April 9, 2007 and President's speech, click here.