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How does one person change the course of history?  In this online lecture series Miami's humanities faculty explore the history and cultural legacy of figures who fundamentally transformed their societies.

People Who Changed The World is sponsored by the Friends of the Miami University Humanities Center and offered in collaboration with the Oxford Institute for Learning in Retirement and the Miami Alumni Center.

Each lecture will be aired live from 4:00 - 5:15 PM on a Wednesday between March 30 and May 4.

To register for this course, click here.

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Tikhon Bellavin, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church

Scott Kenworthy
Professor of Comparative Religion
March 30, 2022 4:00 PM
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Nam June Paik, Father of Video Art

Annie Dell’Aria
Associate Professor of Art and Architecture History
April 6, 2022 4:00 PM
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Virginia Woolf, Pathbreaking Modernist

Madelyn Detloff
Professor and Chair of English
April 13, 2022 4:00 PM
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Hannah Arendt, Humanist, Philosopher, Survivor

Emily Zakin
Professor of Philosophy
April 20, 2022 4:00 PM
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Jimi Hendrix, Legendary Guitarist

Tammy L. Brown
Associate Professor of History and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
April 27, 2022 4:00 PM