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Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series

Per university guidelines, the 2019-2020 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture scheduled for March 12 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule Ms. Díaz's talk in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Jaquira Diaz


The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard Jr., who earned his bachelor’s degree Vanderbilt in 1951, and allows the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.

Previous Harry C. Howard Jr. Lectures