Event Videos


"Is A Good God Logically Possible?"


 By Dr. James P. Sterba, Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
October 29, 2020

 "Talking to Others with Different Political Views" 

 Talking 2 Others

By Dr. Shannon Spaulding, Associate Professor and
Dr. Scott Gelfand, Associate Professor
OSU Philosophy Department
October 15, 2020 

“Minding” and mending our bodies:  Tai Chi for improving balance, cognition, and pain

Peter Wayne

By Peter Wayne,
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and
Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
April 4. 2019

"Queer Identity, Spirituality, and the Christian Bible"

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By André Durham and Eric Reitan 
February 21, 2019

"State Question 788 and ISIS: Two Sides of the Same Coin?"

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By Frank Grove
November 28, 2018

"A Discussion on Implicit Bias, Body Cameras and Racism with Chief Bill Citty"


"On the Necessity of Conflict"

Dr. Apple Zefelius Igrek 
October 24, 2018

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"No Passport Required: The Ethnic Component of Diversity in America, from Academe to Popular Entertainment"

Dr. Randi Eldevik, OSU English
September 19, 2018

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"Heavy: An American Memoir"

Kiese Laymon
April 19, 2018


"What Does Food Have to Do with Justice?"

Dr. Anna Zeide, OSU Department of History
March 7, 2018

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"Identity Isn't Destiny"

Kimberly Foster, Founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet
March 1, 2018

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"Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin? Homosexuality and Christian Love"

Dr. Eric Reitan, OSU Department of Philosophy
February 1, 2018

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"Twice as Hard: Race, Religion and the Politics of Black Education"

Dr. Ray Owens, Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa
Janurary 30, 2018


"Where is Music? Some Thoughts About the Ontology of Musical Works and Performances"

Dr. Jeffrey Swinkin, OU School of Music


"Is Morality Real?"

Dr. Justin Horn, OSU Philosophy Department

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"Do Black Lives Matter to the Christian Church"

Rev. Eric Gill

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"Digitial Doomsday: The United States and the Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks"

Jacob A. Mauslein (OSU Political Science)

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"Body and Soul"

Richard Swinburne (Oxford University)

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"The DNA of ISIS"

Stephanie Wheatley (OSU Religious Studies)

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"Arguments for the Existence of God" 

Richard Swinburne (Oxford University)

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"Thinking the Anthropocene: What Pigs Tell us About the History of Our Changing Planet" 

Thomas Fleischman (Writer in Residence, NYU)


"Do We Really Want Excellence in Education?" 

Russell Rhinehart (OSU Chemical Engineering Professor)


"Statistical Fallacies in the Climate Change Debate, and Why They Don't Matter" 

Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago)


"The Coddling of the American Mind: Vindictive Protectiveness on Campus" 

Robert L. Shibley (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) 


"The Crises of Modern Psychology" 

Dr. James Grice (OSU Psychology) 




"Pascal's Wager and the Dynamics of Rational Deliberation"

Paul Bartha (University of British Columbia), Visiting Norris Speaker




"Providence and Probability: God, Chance, and Ultimate Meaning"

Paul Saka (University of Texas), 41st Annual Philosopher in Residence





"Islam as Other"


"Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?" 

Laura Arata (OSU History), Vincent Burke (OSU Political Science), Megan Burke (OSU Philosophy), Ricco D. Wright (Langston)



"Effective Altruism and the Farm Animal Welfare Controveresy" 

Bailey Norwood (Oklahoma State University)


"The Hospitality of Receiving: Gandhi, King, and Interreligious Dialogue" 

John J. Thatamanil (Union Theological Seminary, New York City)





"Oracles, Astrologers, and Sibyls (Oh My!): Prophecy and Paradox from Delphi to Hogwarts"

Christopher Weimer (Oklahoma State University)



"Why I'm Not a Christian"

Justin Horn (Oklahoma State University)

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"Do You See What I See? How Social Differences Influence Our Perception"

Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State University)

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"We Shall Overcome: The Role of the Black Church and Black Theological Reflection on the Civil Rights Movement"

Eric Gill (Prospect Church), Lawrence Ware (OSU Philosophy), Dr. Mike Thompson (OSU Religious Studies)




"Relishing Rough Heroes: Moral and Aesthetic Defects in Works of Fiction"

Dr. Eva Dadlez, University of Central Oklahoma. 




"Medical Ethics: Concussions in Sports"

Dr. Val Gene Iven, OSU Director of Sports Medicine




"Icons of False Hope? The Role of Images in Thinking About Racial Justice"

Dr. Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma



"Norms and the Ontology of Contemporary Art"

Dr. Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma



"Selma: 50 Years Later"

Aya Abo-Basha (OSU), Dr. Charles Hughes (OSU History), Dr. Jason Kirksey (OSU Political Science, VP for Diversity)



"Minding What Happens: The Compulsive Pacmind"

Dr. Marty Heitz, Oklahoma State University



"Minding What Happens: The Meditative Mind"

Dr. Marty Heitz, Oklahoma State University



"Acceptable Racism? Should OSU's Murray Hall Be Renamed?"

Dr. Marten Brienan (OSU Politcal Science) Dr. William Bryans (OSU History),
Dr. Eric Reitan (OSU Philosophy), Dr. Lawrence Pasternack (OSU Philosophy)


"Utopian Realism: The Politics of Simulated Experience"

Dr. Mark Silcox, University of Central Oklahoma