The Honors College hosts a Spring Speaker each year who brings to the campus an important, scholarly discussion that is current and interdisciplinary. Traditionally, prior to the speaker's arrival, a book group open to faculty, staff, and students is sponsored by the College to engage the community in the topic and promote discussion, debate, and promote opportunities for inquiry. For info on the current reading group, please contact Kate Bruce.

2018 Honors Speaker: Brian Hare, PhD

Brian Hare

The UNCW Honors College will host the lecture "Survival of the Friendliest: From Dogs to Democracy" by Brian Hare, PhD, Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Burney Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and book-signing. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, College of Health and Human Sciences, Departments of Anthropology and Psychology, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, Wilmington Fellows, Student Honors Advisory Council, Honors Scholars Association and Hare Reading Group.

For more information regarding Brian Hare please follow this link to his web page BRIAN HARE.

For news coverage on the event from WWAY

Other events include:

Discussion with Honors College and Assistance Dog Training Students

McNeil Hall, room 1005

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Psychology Department Colloquium Series: "Current Research in Canine Cognition"

Teaching Lab, room 1055

Friday, February 23, 2018


Past speakers for the Honors College have included: Dr. Rob Dunn, Ms. Cathy Day, Dr. Neil Shubin, Dr. Dan Simons, Ms. Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Mr. Richard Leakey, Dr. E.O. Wilson, Dr. Sarah Boysen, Mr. Seth Kramer and Dr. David Harrison, Mr. David Quammen, Mr. Nat Faxon and Mr. Jim Rash, Mr. Paul Loeb, Dr. Paul Zubrin, Dr. Mark Plotkin, Dr. Michael Ruse, Dr. Maeve Leakey, Mr. Charles Mann, and Mr. Ralph Nader.

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