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Welcome to the Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia speaker series at Montgomery College. Our distinguished speakers offer timely, stimulating topics delivered by today's leading experts in international affairs, social science, the humanities, arts, politics, and economics. These events encourage meaningful conversation, critical thinking, and intercultural understanding around our collective experiences. Through a generous gift from philanthropist and civic leader Mr. Frank Islam, all events are free and open to the community.

Fall 2018 Athenaeum Symposia Speakers Series [ View Flyer ]

Looking for stimulating lectures that are free and open to the public?

MCTV's Danielle Stescki has interviewed the coordinator of the Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Speaker Series, Dr. Bess Vincent, about the lineup of speakers for the Fall 2018 semester.





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Elijah Anderson  [ View Flyer ]
The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life
Thursday, September 27th, 7 p.m.
Germantown Campus High Technology and Science Center (HT) Globe Hall

Erica Wright [ View Flyer ]
All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned: Poetry and the 24-Hour News Cycle
Wednesday, October 24th, 7 p.m.
Germantown Campus High Technology and Science Center (HT) Globe Hall

Myrna Goldenberg [ View Flyer ]
4th Annual Bella Mischkinsky Memorial Lecture
Women’s Voices from the Holocaust
Tuesday, November 13th, 11 a.m.
Germantown Campus Bioscience Education Center BE 151 & 152

Siva Vaidhyanathan [ View Flyer ]
Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Thursday, November 29th, 12:30 p.m.
Germantown Campus High Technology and Science Center (HT) Globe Hall













These events fulfill the Multicultural Diversity Training requirement for MC employees.  

To reserve space for classes or to request accommodations for an event, email or call 240-567-1845.

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Special thanks to Montgomery College's very own classically trained pianists, Nancy Nyland, Reference Librarian, and William Chang, Professor of Music, for welcoming Athenaeum audiences with pre-event music.

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