Headliners

At a Glance

  • 2016−17 season |  Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4
  • Time | 7 p.m.
  • Location | Continuing Education and Conference Center, Saint Paul campus
  • Individual Tickets | $20
  • Series Pass | ($80)
  • Registration | 612-624-4000, on-site, or online

Hear it here, as it happens.

Headliners, the University of Minnesota’s popular current event series, returns October 6 for its 11th season with new opportunities to meet with University experts as they share firsthand knowledge of today's most intriguing stories—medical breakthroughs, culture clashes, social trends, foreign affairs, and more! Hear the Who, What, Why, and How from an insider's point of view, and then ask questions and share your insights in a moderated Q&A.


One for the Record Books: 2016 Election Results and the Implications for Governing

KathrynPearsonwith Dr. Kathryn Pearson, Associate Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Say what you will about this year's US Presidential Election, but 2016 is clearly a departure from elections of yore. (Cue Founding Fathers’ and Mothers’ groans.) And as hard as we tried, we simply couldn’t come up with a satisfying description for this special edition of Headliners. I mean really, what could we say that 1) hasn't already been said—and then some—and 2) wouldn't be reversed, retracted, and/or repackaged in the ensuing 24-hour-news cycle?

We. Can't. Keep. Up. 

Best thing to do, both before and after our votes have been counted, is to gather our collective senses and selves and hash it all out with the person best qualified to help us come to grips with what has happened and what, pray tell, will come next.  

Join us December 1 when political scientist Dr. Kathryn Pearson will guide us through the post-election, pre-inauguration terrain, and its implications for governing in the years to come.

Pearson on Radio K
Tune in to Rock and Roll Over at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, for a special pre-Headliners interview with Dr. Kathryn Pearson. You can listen in at 100.7 & 104.5 FM or via live stream.

Dr. Kathryn Pearson, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, where her research focuses on the United States Congress, congressional elections, political parties, and women and politics. Learn more… 

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Best of Class: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying it?

jason_hill.jpgwith Dr. Jason Hill, Associate Professor,  Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; Resident Fellow, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

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