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    Once a year, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement partners with the Cincinnati Art Museum to produce a symposium on a chosen topic to be discussed by a panel that includes NKU faculty alongside experts from outside the university. Like our Six@Six Lecture Series (hyperlink to that page), the symposium represents NKU's commitment to its role as a public intellectual, offering thoughtful discussions of research and creative work held at community venues and open to the public.

    The symposium is hosted by the Cincinnati Art Museum in its elegant Fath Auditorium. The 2018 symposium will be on the evening of April 12. The topic has not yet been announced.



Appalachia: An American Story, April 28, 2017: Two novelists, a poet, a nonfiction writer and a photographer discussed the continuing resonance of Appalachia in American culture.

The Environment as Muse: Artists and Nature, April 29 2016: A painter, a poet, an essayist, and a novelist discussed how and why nature inspires them.

Moby-Dick: How a 19th Century Novel Speaks to the 21st Century, April 25, 2015: An NKU student, professor, and graduate joined other Moby-Dick experts to discuss how Herman Melville's classic novel remains relevant.

Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince: Celebrating 500 Years of a Unique and Dangerous Genius, Dec. 10, 2013: On the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s masterpiece, experts from around the world discussed the lasting impact of The Prince.