Mission: to bring a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and the residents of the state to promote understanding and encourage debate.
Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the preeminent speakers series in higher education. Past Thompson Forum events have featured, among many others: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Holocaust survivor and peace activist Elie Wiesel; Camelia Sadat, the daughter of Anwar Sadat and founder of the Sadat Peace Institute; Maki Mandela, daughter of the former South African president; the Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Hedrick Smith, journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union; Kennedy Administration Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
To suggest topics or speakers for future EN Thompson Forums on World Issues, please contact:
Katie Bodie Cervantes
Coordinator, E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues
University of Nebraska
220 Seaton Hall
1525 U Street
Lincoln NE 68588-0658
Office: (402) 472-0074