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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association


Join us this semester for more Humanities in Action!

This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And please, remember to vote!

All programs are held in-person AND online as a Zoom webinar.

Tuition: Each lecture is $20 ($15 for GAA members). Your registration fee allows you to choose whether to participate in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually over Zoom.  Advance registrants can purchase the “SEASON PASS-Humanities in Action-Fall 2022” which includes all six lectures for one discounted price.

If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition for virtual viewing is free for K-12 teachers. If you are a current K-12 teacher, click here to register for virtual viewing of any Fall 2022 Humanities in Action lecture. Complimentary teacher registration closes two hours before the start of the event.

Fall 2022

Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30pm

Climate Change and Biodiversity: How Will Plants and Animals Respond?

Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30pm

Productive and Counterproductive Police Reform

Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30 pm

Law, Policy, and Politics in the Post-Roe Era

Wednesday, October 19 at 4:30 pm

Contemporary Wars and America’s Strategic Position in the World

Wednesday, October 26 at 4:30 pm

Immigration Policy and Practice in the US Today

*Please note: The Carolina Public Humanities’ 2022 Mid-Term Election Community Conversation on November 2 was incorrectly listed as part of the Humanities in Action series. It is a free Special Event. We apologize for the error.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will not be required, but are encouraged for all, for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**

The Humanities in Action series is our homage to the tradition of civic humanism. Renaissance civic humanists believe that knowledge could forage a moral community. Humanities in Action events honor this tradition by encouraging our audience to apply what they learn to their civic life. Come engage with contemporary and potentially controversial topics in a welcoming environment.

These compelling lectures, offered in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, have been featured on CSPAN (click here to access the videos) and offer participants a chance to explore and grapple with real-world issues. There are no preparatory readings for Humanities in Action events.


For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, and more, please visit our General Information page.