Conversation Series

The Conversation Series is a public event series that puts UC and other scholars in dialogue with one another, the community, and students. The hope is that bringing faculty together across the humanities, social sciences, and STEM to examine issues of common interest through their own lenses, as well as together with panelists outside of traditional academia, will generate new questions we may not have thought to ask ourselves.

The 2022-2023 Conversation Series will focus on two themes. The first is a series on reproductive rights spear-headed by Prof. Meaghan O'Keefe and Prof. Mairaj Syed. The second is a year-long public humanities program on the theme of Cultivation


America & the States of Abortion

The US Supreme Court’s recent reversal of Roe v. Wade in 2022 has focused attention to abortion access in American. While the public is aware of the role of advocacy organizations and media outlets in this national conversation, they are perhaps less familiar with how current scholarship tackles abortion’s complexities. This series of panel discussions gathers scholars from different disciplines at UC Davis to discuss abortion from multiple perspectives to enable the audience's understanding of how religions, ethics, politics, law and science view abortion.


Previous Years

2021-2022 Conversation Series

2020-2021 Conversation Series

2019-2020 Conversation Series