An underwater explorer and a civil rights activist will speak on campus this fall as part of the 2014-15 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Voyages of Discovery lecture series.
Jean-Michel Cousteau—underwater explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer—will present the Premiere Lecture on “The Great Ocean Adventure” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Wright Auditorium. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau has explored the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. In 1999, he founded Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organization.
The Lawrence F. Brewster Lecture in History will feature Julian Bond, civil rights activist and distinguished adjunct professor at American University. Bond will present “Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm ’N Blues to Rock ’N Roll” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Wright Auditorium. He has been an activist in the civil rights, economic justice and peace movements since his college years. Bond was scheduled to speak at ECU earlier this year, but a winter storm canceled the event.
Tickets are $10 each for the public and available through the Central Ticket Office by callling 252-328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS. More details are online at www.ecu.edu/voyages.