College of Humanities and Social Sciences “Lightning Rod” Events
Call For Proposals
Proposals Due: November 1, 2015
Interdisciplinary Studies and the Office for Research invite proposals to host a major interdisciplinary scholarly event on behalf of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences during 2016. We are calling these activities “lightning rod” events—that is, events that gain a lot of attention on campus and throughout the region. The goal of such an event is galvanize interdisciplinary and, where appropriate, inter-college groups to tackle major research problems, and to share ideas with the broadest possible audiences, both on and off campus, and do lay the foundation for significant ongoing research activities.
We invite proposals for a speaker, colloquium, or other public event or series of events over a day or several days that would attract a broad interdisciplinary audience that would address “big questions” about the most important issues of the day. The topics are wide open, but should derive from the College’s strengths and should support its strategic plan. The event should also attract interest from the widest possible audience from NC State as a whole, from regional colleges and universities, and from the region as a whole.