University Forum


For more than forty years, the University Forum has been the premier lecture series at the University of Southern Mississippi. Sponsored by the Southern Miss Honors College with support from the Office of the President, since its founding in 1974, University Forum has brought some of the most respected and innovative cultural, scientific, and artistic voices in the world to Southern Miss.  Under the auspices of Forum, such speakers as Stephen J. Gould, Gloria Steinem, Russell Means, Susan Sontag, Kurt Vonnegut, E.O. Wilson, Art Spiegelman, and Carl Bernstein have visited Southern Miss.


2016-2017 Season

Journalist and author Sebastian Junger has seen first-hand the effects of war and tragedies has on communities. Junger tells NBC's Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist that war traumatized him and nearly killed him, but also says it enabled him to become a “full human being” and understand pain. He is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, and War and Tribe.

Join us on April 11 in Bennett Auditorium at 6:30 to learn more about Sebastian Junger! The event is free and open to everyone.

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