Thank you for your continued support of the University of Michigan-Flint and for your understanding during these challenging times.

We moved forward virtually with author David Sheff on October 14, 2020, and with Naomi Klein on April 15, 2021.  Thank you to all that were able to join us! 

PW Singer will be joining us virtually in the fall, 2021 (date and time tbd). 




Sheila Currier, Executive Secretary to
Vice Chancellor University Advancement
Critical Issues Committee Support
(810) 762-3243,


2020-21 Critical Issues Forum Speakers

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Date: April 15, 2021, noon

With clear-eyed critique and plain language, award-winning writer Naomi Klein unpacks the ways global economic policies impact real people and our planet. Her latest book argues urgent action is needed to address climate change and create a just, thriving society.

To access the recording, click here.


David Sheff

When everything changes

October 14, 2020, noon

David Sheff is the influential journalist and author of Beautiful Boy, a compassionate investigation of the disease of addiction inspired by his son Nic’s battle with substance abuse. The book was made into a film starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.