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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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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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February 25, 2020
The theme for the monthly Forums this year at BYU is “In search of democratic character," with "character" meaning the manners and virtues that enable communities and societies to function justly, according to BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese.
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November 19, 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr., an award-winning filmmaker, historian and journalist, delivered Tuesday’s campus Forum address about the role that the historical period of Reconstruction continues to play in the racial conversation of the country today.
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September 24, 2019
In Tuesday’s campus Forum, Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang discussed the power stories have to influence people’s lives.
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July 16, 2019
Christine Hurt, associate dean and professor at BYU Law, delivered Tuesday’s forum address in the de Jong Concert Hall about capital markets and human flourishing.
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May 28, 2019
Six times a year, BYU invites experts in their fields to deliver a Forum address on campus. These illustrious speakers address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme, "The Pursuit of Democratic Character."
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March 25, 2019
Dr. Sugata Mitra, professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, delivered the BYU Forum address on Tuesday. He spoke about his technology research and his vision for technology-integrated education in the future.
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January 28, 2019
Matt Luhn, a story and branding consultant for Pixar, delivered the BYU forum address on Tuesday. He discussed how to craft and tell stories, whether those stories are for a movie or for any other outlet.
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November 26, 2018
Christine Porath, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, delivered the forum address on Tuesday. She shared research findings about civility, including why it is important and how we can achieve it.
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October 30, 2018
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and bestselling author of Just Mercy, delivered the forum address at BYU on Tuesday. He discussed four ways we can create a more just nation.
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September 24, 2018
Judith Miller, adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, City Journal contributing editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times, delivered the forum address on Tuesday. She discussed the current climate for newspapers and why journalism matters so much.
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July 17, 2018
Benjamin Bikman, professor of physiology and developmental biology, delivered the Forum address on Tuesday. He discussed “the plagues of prosperity” that result from insulin resistance and how we can overcome those problems to improve our health.
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May 21, 2018
Randal Beard, professor of Electrical Engineering and the recipient of BYU’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, delivered the Forum address on Tuesday. He discussed the technology in autonomous vehicles and how he anticipates the field progressing in the future.
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March 26, 2018
Dr. Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, author and lecturer, delivered yesterday’s BYU Forum address. She spoke about increasing feelings of power by being more present in stressful situations. She explained that body language, especially power-posing, helps to increase power.
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February 13, 2018
Dr. Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil shared how much good can be accomplished with an understanding of data science and sharing information at Tuesday’s BYU Forum. He shared many examples of how analyzing databases helped people, communities and the nation.
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February 11, 2018
The man who coined the phrase “data science,” which has since evolved into “the sexiest job of the 21st century” according to the Harvard Business Review, will be speaking at Tuesday’s BYU Forum.
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January 22, 2018
Sister Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities and first counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged meaningful service by treating others as brothers and sisters.

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