Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor's Distinguished Speakers Series

2017-18 Chancellor's Distinguished Speakers Series

Colson Whitehead

Featuring Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The IntuitionistJohn Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

Tuesday, April 17
Public Lecture: 5-6 p.m. | UCI Student Center
Book Signing: 6:15-7 p.m.

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Launched in 1999 by then-Chancellor Ralph Cicerone, the Chancellor's Distinguished Speakers Series brings to campus eminent scholars and public figures who are active change-makers and leaders in today’s world. These luminaries share their insights, expertise and ideas at on-campus lectures and seminars open to the public and UCI faculty, staff and students.