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Other Explorer Connection Events

The Explorer Connection helps to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations around a variety of topics.

If you are a faculty member, staff person, or student with an idea or proposal, please contact Tara Carr-Lemke  at to begin a conversation.

Sponsored events include the following:

Spring 2020

Transformation Yoga
Mike Huggins
March 5, 2020 from 12:30pm and 2pm in the Dunleavy Room, Union 

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Wuhan Coronavirus: How should we respond to emerging outbreaks?
Jason Diaz, ISBT
Wednesday, January 29th
from 2-3pm in the Music Room, Union

Fall 2019

Benjamin Rush: Philadelphia’s Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

What’s All the Fuss About? Exploring the 2019 Nobel Prize Contributions
Debrief of the Prizes in Chemistry, Physics and Literature
Denise Femia, Chemistry
Sean McClory, Biology
Vincent Kling, Global Languages, Literatures and Perspectives
Wednesday, October 16th in the Holroyd Atrium

Debrief of the Prizes in Physiology and Medicine, Peace, and Economics
Emma Leonard Boyle, Political Science
Jason Diaz, ISBT
Adam Pellillo, Economics
Thursday, October 17th in Founders’ Hall Room 137

Fall 2018 

Immigration: What Happened This Summer?
Emma Leonard Boyle and Miguel Glatzer, Political Science; Charles Gallagher, Sociology and Criminal Justice; and Brother Ernest Miller, Office for Mission
Tuesday, September 11th from 12:30-1:45pm in the Dunleavy Room, Union

A Conversation with President Felipe Calderón
Wednesday, September 12th from 12-1pm in Founders’ Hall Auditorium

Polling Booth Demonstrations
Wednesday, September 26th from 9am-2pm in the Union Lobby

Elections 2018: What are the High Stakes Policy Issues?
Tuesday, October 23rd from 12:30pm-1:45pm in the Music Room, Union
Michael Boyle, Political Science; James Church, Biology; Andy Lafond, Accounting; and Adam Pellillo, Economics  

Spring 2018

A Conversation with Maria Sotomayor, PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

College Degrees, Jobs, and Why Bother Reading Literature?

I Am Not Your Negro Film Screening

A Reflection on Monuments with Karyn Olivier

Fall 2017

Understanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Faculty and Staff panel

Making Our Votes Count: A Conversation with Fair Districts PA

Puerto Rico and the Region Post-Maria: Faculty and Staff Panel

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Debate for Philadelphia District Attorney

Living Room Conversations

Life Without Borders: Immigration and Human Rights

Awake: The Film

Spring 2017

Winter Institute

TrumpNation: What to Expect

Yolanda Wisher: Philadelphia Poet Laureate

Everyday Urban Agriculture

Human Trafficking

Clínica de los Migrantes

Health Care Policy Panel

Fall 2016

Brexit: Context, Observations, Implications

Politically Unprecedented or Deja Vu: The 2016 Elections in Historical Perspective

Machiavelli in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana’s President Kwame Nkrumah

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Talking Politics: Perspectives from Philadelphia Activists and Officials

Political Communication in the Digital Era

Spring 2016

Poverty, Inc.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

Zika Virus: What to Know, What to Consider

Prisoners: “They’re Animals” and Their Animals

True or False? Fact-Checking the Presidential Candidates

Fall 2015

Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia

The Hunting Ground and Sexual Assault on Campus: What is La Salle’s Response?

Science in Society

Asians in the Americas

Imperial Intelligence: British Methods of Knowing in Qajar Iran

Women and Children in African Conflicts: Agents for Change

Moving Forward: Possible Strategies for Ending Mass Incarceration

Who is a Citizen? Controversies over Birthright Citizenship

Encountering Climate Change: Moral Considerations, Political Realities, Lived Experience


Spring 2015

Massacre in Paris: Context and Responses

Community Perceptions on Policing

Prison Nation Series: To Look but Not to See with Andrew Dilts, Loyola Marymount

Prison Nation Series: Frontline’s Prison State

African Censorship: A Discussion on Boko Haram

A Mother’s Cry for Peace: Lost Dreams on Canvas

Prison Nation Series: Beyond Prison: Student Research on the Effects of Mass Incarceration

Fall 2014

Unaccompanied Minors and Migration Panel

Up South: Freedom Summers in Philadelphia

Human Trafficking Dinner Dialogue

Unpacking Microaggressions

Prison Nation Panel

Stop in the Name of Love: A Domestic Violence Event

Fair Ball? Racism in Sports and Movies

Why Mass Incarceration Matters to Our Cities, Our Economy, and Our Democracy

Spring 2014

Inequality for All Film Screening

Traitors, Burglars, Whistleblowers, Patriots? The Legacy of Exposing Government Surveillance

Fall 2013

Government Shut-Down 2013

Affordable Health Care Act Panel