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Kalamazoo College

Liberal Arts Colloquium

The Liberal Arts Colloquium (LAC) program contributes to campus life by celebrating the ongoing pursuit of knowledge, artistic innovation, intercultural understanding, and moral inquiry. It serves the wider community by inviting ongoing dialogue and collaboration between the college and the community. The LAC forum reinforces the idea that public deliberation and aesthetic appreciation are essential for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and vocational readiness. Each year, the LAC presents approximately sixty public events. These events include lectures by prominent scholars, performances and presentations by significant artists, talks and panel discussions that address topics from disciplinary perspectives to pressing contemporary issues, selected student presentations, and programs tied to a theme or larger event on campus.