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Forum: It is a dangerous business, going into the laboratory

May 24, 2022
Dr. Paul B. Savage, the recipient of the 2021 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, delivered the forum to campus on Tuesday. He discussed some of the adventures and experiences he has had as a professor and researcher, and the concept that Heavenly Father has a great academic adventure planned for all of us.
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Forum: Overcoming political tribalism

March 29, 2022
Amy Chua — the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School, a legal scholar and a writer — delivered Tuesday's forum address. She spoke on the root causes of political tribalism and offered proposals on how the future leaders of America can overcome them.
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Forum: Finding your community

February 15, 2022
James and Deborah Fallows, best-selling authors, delivered the forum address to campus on Tuesday. They talked about the hope and solutions they’ve seen in uncovering beloved communities across America.
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Forum: The science of the beloved community: The psychological genius of nonviolence

January 25, 2022
Shankar Vedantam, journalist, writer and previous NPR social science correspondent, delivered the forum address to campus on Tuesday. He discussed the psychological reasons behind the success of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolence campaigns.
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Forum: The need for a mass coming together in this moment of crisis

November 30, 2021
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, American Protestant minister and social activist, delivered the forum address to campus on Tuesday. He spoke on initiating a nationwide moral revival to better support poor and low-wage workers in the United States.
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Forum: Building the beloved community

October 26, 2021
Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal, a chaplain and Fellow at Pembroke College, delivered the forum address to campus on Tuesday. He spoke on building a beloved community — the theme for this year’s forums.
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Forum: The beloved community

September 28, 2021
Martin Luther King III, lawyer and American human rights advocate, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. He spoke on the principles that support his father’s vision of a “beloved community.”
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Forum: Why our bodies matter in a digital world

July 27, 2021
Amy Jensen, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on why our bodies matter in today’s digital world. More specifically, she explained that being more intentional about how we use and where we place our bodies can help us grow and cultivate a deeper understanding of others.
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Martin Luther King III, Yale Law School professor among 2021–22 BYU forum speakers

July 19, 2021
This academic year, BYU's forum speakers will address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme of “Creating a Beloved Community."
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Forum: A novel idea: How genre evolution sparks creativity

May 25, 2021
Chris Crowe, English professor at Brigham Young University, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. He discussed the ongoing genre-bending of young adult novels and how flexible perceptions of these genres, or commonly accepted essential traits, can generate more creative literature.
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Forum: Humility, hope and the work of becoming educated

March 30, 2021
Drew Gilpin Faust, U.S. historian and former Harvard president, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on humility’s role in the work of becoming educated.
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Forum: “The macroeconomic, geopolitical and social trends defining our world”

February 23, 2021
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born international economist who analyzes macroeconomics and global affairs, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on the macroeconomic, geopolitical and social trends defining our world.
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Forum: The path of most resistance: How to learn for a changing world

January 26, 2021
David Epstein, investigative reporter and author, delivered Tuesday’s forum address.
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Forum: “Five Unexpected Lessons Research Taught Me”

December 03, 2020
Ramona Hopkins, the 2019–20 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, delivered a special forum address on Thursday.
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Forum: Education as emancipation

November 17, 2020
Ziauddin Yousafzai, educator and social activist, delivered the forum address on Nov. 17.
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Forum: The power of interfaith unity

October 20, 2020
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, delivered Tuesday’s university forum. He spoke on the importance of an interfaith effort to achieve unity.
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Forum: What does it mean to be educated?

September 29, 2020
Lawyer and political adviser Melody Barnes spoke about education, the implications of picking and choosing who will be educated and the ramifications of such choices for today's democracy during Tuesday’s forum via Zoom.
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Former president of Harvard, macroeconomist among 2020–2021 BYU forum speakers

July 20, 2020
This academic year, BYU's forum speakers will address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme of “What It Means to Be Educated." 
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