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Alumni Conversations

Alumni Conversations support events that bring distinguished Oberlin alumni to campus for panel discussions, lectures, performances, career conversations, and more. Past visits have featured New York Times best-selling author Peggy Orenstein ’83, politician and attorney Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ’92, musician and drummer of Deerhoof Greg Saunier ’91, and southern writer Kiese Laymon ’98. 

Funding for this speaker series is provided in part by the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Additional partners include academic departments, programs, and student groups through the Alumni in Service to Oberlin College program. 

Past Events

Two Social Entrepreneurs Connect the World Through Dance

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Bibbins Hall

Oberlin alumni, Eli Clark-Davis ’10 and his fiancé, Radha Agrawal (cofounder of THINX & Daybreaker , author of BELONG and touted by MTV as “1 in 8 women who will change the...

Alumnae Reading with Thisbe Nissen ’94 and Abbey Mei Otis ’11

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Hallock Auditorium

Please join the Creative Writing Program, in association with ASOC, as we welcome alumnae fiction writers Thisbe Nissen '94 and Abbey Mei Otis '11 to read from their fiction and discuss the...

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TIMARA (T)echs Machina Music Festival: Alex Christie ’09

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Bibbins Hall

Alex Christie (‘09, composition/TIMARA) will present, ‘‘Composing Musical Power Structures Through Light and Sound.’’ He will discuss the compositional process,...

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The Changing Role of Queens in Europe

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:00 pm
Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building

Please join us for the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program to be presented by Nicola Courtright ’76, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and chair of...

CRSHD Free Screening

CRSHD: Free Screening

Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:00 pm
Apollo Theatre

Free Screening followed by Q&A with the director Emily Cohn '17. Sponsored by Oberlin Cinema Studies and the Alumni Office...