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2018-19 Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series: Year of Immigration, Featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kay Theatre, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen) will present “Refugees, Immigrants, Americans: Changing Our Stories,” followed by an audience Q&A. America is a story, one in which immigrants and refugees have different roles and challenges. For immigrants and refugees, becoming American must also mean changing the American story.  

Nguyen’s book “The Refugees” is Maryland’s 2018-19 First Year Book and will be available to students free of charge. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of English’s Bebe Koch Petrou Lecture and the First Year Book.

Admission is FREE, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, visit The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center online here, or dial 301.405.ARTS (2787).

Follow the conversation across social media platforms using hashtags: #ARHUDLS, #YearOfImmigration

About the Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series

The Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series provides an opportunity for the college faculty, students and staff to join together with colleagues across campus for stimulating conversation about issues that cross our disciplines. Lectures and performances may address either enduring or emerging questions central to the arts and humanities, or questions arising from other disciplines to which the arts and humanities might speak. In addition to presenting a major public event, each lecturer interacts in smaller settings with faculty, graduate students and/or undergraduates. Lectures and performances in the series may be co-sponsored with particular programs, centers, or departments within the college, with other colleges, and with external organizations.