From finding the Titanic to rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning book or satirizing the day’s politics, the 2017-18 season of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery series will inform, enlighten and engage audiences.
The series – now a decade old – was established in 2007 by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advancement Council.
Researchers, humanitarians and activists – luminaries from every field of human endeavor – come to East Carolina University’s campus to share ideas, experiences and perspectives on important issues in today’s society.
Their thought-provoking and groundbreaking messages attract students, faculty and visitors from across the region and state.
The series kicks off Sept. 14 with Dr. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic. On Oct. 4, Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Underground Railroad,” will offer commentary from his book. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, will visit Feb. 8. And the season’s finale will be on April 12 with The Capitol Steps, a political satire troupe.