Flagstaff residents can add an intellectual extracurricular to their routine this summer as Northern Arizona University hosts its annual Summer Seminar Series, sponsored by the university’s College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). Lectures presented by NAU, University of Arizona and Arizona State University professors cover a wide breadth of topics, including international and American politics, environmental issues and advancements in virtual reality. The series is held weekly on Thursdays starting June 7 and running through Aug. 16. All lectures are presented in the SBS West Building, Room 200, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Some of the 2018 topics include:

  • Media and politics in the U.S. and abroad
  • Gun laws
  • Ecotoxicology, wildlife conservation and human health
  • Evolving race and class inequality

NAU’s Summer Seminar Series is open to the public and free to all who wish to attend, though donations to the program are welcomed. Refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities for discussion and questions each week. Free parking is available on campus after 4:30 p.m. in lot P61. Maps of campus buildings and parking are available online. For community members looking to supplement their summer schedules with something stimulating to beat the dog days of summer, the Seminar Series awaits.

More information and a full schedule for NAU’s Summer Seminar Series can be found at the event’s website.