Plenary Speakers, Lectures and Special Sessions
We are pleased to announce the following three plenary speakers for the 2020 CSC:
Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.
Ted Kooser is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet. He is a two-time United States Poet Laureate (2004-2006). As an author, he has written thirteen full-length collections of poetry, plays, fiction, personal essays, literary criticism, and children’s books. His collection Delights and Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and his most recent collection, Kindest Regards, celebrates his sixty years as a working American poet and includes both old poems and new. Kooser’s writing is known for its clarity, precision, and accessibility.
Ibram X. Kendi
Kendi, a historian and New York Times best-selling author, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic and in 2016, his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the National Book award.