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Child of the Sun: Distinguished Speakers Series

Distinguished Speakers Series

All lectures are at 7:00 PM in the Branscomb Auditorium, and are free and open to the public.

Supported by:

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Understanding One Another: Story Telling and the Human Experience

The 2022 Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers Series explores the meaningful ways in which we share who we are with others as an invitation to learn, imagine, see and experience a world outside of ourselves. The first speaker in the series is an award-winning photographer who examines life through the lens of a camera and invites us to take a look.

Past Speakers

It's the Question That Drives Us.

The Mission

The Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers Series brings speakers of national and international renown to the Florida Southern College campus and Lakeland community several times a year to explore some of the most compelling issues and events of our times. Featuring highly regarded experts, the series aims to provoke thought, stimulate conversation, and inspire action on a wide range of topics.

The Goals

  • to provide a forum for members of the campus and greater Lakeland community to engage with a variety of world-class speakers on stimulating topics ranging from culture and politics to art and science
  • to encourage deep, interdisciplinary thinking and conversation about complex problems and challenges
  • to celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their  fields
  • to empower audiences with the knowledge and insight needed to make a positive and consequential impact locally, nationally, and globally