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Six@Six Lecture Series



Six@Six: The American Dream in a Turbulent Era

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.

Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium


The simple promise of home ownership explains many of the divides in U.S. politics and the economy. Home ownership is at nearly a half-century low. Low mortgage rates have benefited the wealthy, while Americans without savings have found themselves paying more for rent. All of this has contributed to creating a tension that helped usher Donald Trump into the presidency. The differences in where we live, how we live and how we would like to live is an important story that a journalist who covers the American economy is uniquely qualified to tell.  This lecture will be given by Josh Boak, economics writer for The Associated Press.

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Six@Six: Unwrapping the Peanut Butter Cup

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.

Behringer-Crawford Museum


It would be hard to imagine a candy rack without a stack of peanut butter cups.  Like much of our food, we take its abundance for granted.  But we also take its sourcing for granted.  Like other processed foods, the peanut butter cup has consequences for people's health.  Its key ingredients (cocoa beans, peanuts and palm oil) are rooted in human rights and environmental abuses.  Find out the politics behind food choices by unwrapping this ubiquitous treat in this brown bag lecture given by Kimberly Weir, associate professor of political science at NKU.

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Six@Six Lecture Series is a community lecture series sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Think of this as your chance to go to college, minus the tuition, the morning classes and the pressure of grades.

We promise:

  • Lots of Interaction: These aren’t sit-on-your-hands lectures. Every talk will include time for questions!
  • Exciting, engaging evenings: The faculty, students and graduates who signed up for this year’s Six@Six season are pumped. It’s their chance to showcase their scholarship and expertise.
  • Join us on a journey of discovery. For more information, click here.

The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement is a department at NKU that works to connect the campus and community. The center’s programming is designed to encourage NKU students and faculty to get involved in the community. Learn more at