Open VISIONS Forum
Fairfield's signature lecture series
The Open VISIONS Forum is a public outreach program engaging the 'life of the mind' with the Connecticut community. Its mission is to integrate the academic perspective of the University's students and faculty with the wide general interests of our regional audience. Through an ongoing series of lively and informative lectures, these 'public conversations' present Eminent opinion-makers, Artists, Authors, Learned contributors to the humanities and sciences, and Civic and political commentators.
As a valuable point of contact between the Connecticut audience and the University, Open VISIONS Forum underscores Fairfield's role of bringing academic excellence into the intellectual, cultural, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of contemporary life.
To achieve this goal, we strive to create a truly open-ended rostrum accessible to all who share in the value of thoughtful and balanced communication. The search for truth and an unyielding belief in freedom of expression without biased prejudice or narrowing intolerance serves our University, our community, and the nation.
"My Years in Journalism"
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
"An Evening with America Ferrera"
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
and Lorri Davis:
"The Long Fight
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
"The Warmth of
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
"A New Generation of Protest: How Technology is Changing the Art of Uprising"
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Dr. Spencer Wells: "The Human Journey:
A Genetic Odyssey"