CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Tuesday, September 17
A conversation with John Hailman, long-time Federal prosecutor in North Mississippi and former Overby Fellow, about his experiences in and out of the courtroom, memories he drew upon to write his recently-published book.
KHAYAT IN CONVERSATION: THE PERSONIFICATION OF OLE MISS, Friday, October 11
To discuss his new memoir and his 14 years as chancellor, Robert Khayat returns to the campus where he was a student leader and football star more than 50 years ago before rising to the become the face of the school.
GAME CHANGERS, Thursday, October 17
Sports marketing isn't just about the game, it's a multi-billion dollar industry focused on media, branding, entertainment, loyalty, revenue and much more, and an all-star group will talk about how sports has been dramatically overhauled. Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork will join a high-powered panel that includes three Ole Miss alumni: Renie Anderson (Ole Miss '97), of the NFL; Mike Glenn (Ole Miss '77), FedEx executive: Charlie Hussey (Ole Miss '99), SEC Network relations; and Ben Sutton, president, IMG College marketing company.
ENERGY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,
YAZOO REVISITED, Monday, October 28
A special screening of David Rae Morris' documentary about life and social change in the town his father, the late writer Willie Morris, helped immortalize. The work-in-progress will be followed by a panel discussion with Ole Miss historian emeritus David Sansing and Charles Ross, director of the school's African-American Studies program.
LAND OF PLENTY, Monday, November 4
Overby Fellow Bill Rose and Susan Puckett, author or "Eat Drink Delta," talk with students about the rich and varied cuisine in the Mississippi Delta, the latest subject in a line of national prize-winning magazines published by Meek School of Journalism and New Media.
HAIL AND FAIRWELL, Thursday, November 7
To observe the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, journalist familiar with the Kennedy legacy, including long-time Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant and Susan Spencer of CBS News, will consider how politics and press coverage were revolutionized by his presidency.
THE FLOOD OF THE CENTURY, Wednesday, January 30
Overby Fellow Bill Rose and his students tell how they traveled from Memphis to New Orleans to inbestigate teh Mississippi River's Great Flood of 2011 and to determine how close it came to disaster. Their study has been published in the latest edition in the award-winning "depths report" series by the Meek School of Journalism and New Media.
CHARTER SCHOOL FIGHT, February 8, 2013
Moderated by Bill Rose, Overby Fellow.
LUNCH AT WOOLWORTH: A COURAGEOUS COMMITMENT, Friday, February 22
Fifty years after a mob attacked a biracial group challenging segregation at a sit-in at Woolworth’s in Jackson, the event will be recalled in a panel discussion about a new book and a documentary being shown at the Oxford Film Festival that touches on the role of a handful of whites in Mississippi who dared to join blacks in the movement.
deepsouth, Tuesday, March 26
A special showing of Lisa Biagotti’s powerful new documentary on HIV in the Mississippi Delta followed by a panel discussion on the issue. (Co-sponsored by the Isom Center at Ole Miss in connection with Women’s History Month.)
2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Panel, March 2
Hosted by Charles Overby and former Mississippi Governor William Winter.
Remembering Medgar Evers, Friday, April 5
In connection with a 50th anniversary observance celebrating the life and work of the Mississippi civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1963, family members and friends take part in a discussion of Evers’ legacy.
The Future of Forbes, Wednesday, April 20
Lewis DVorkin, chief product manager of Forbes Media, tells how he turned Forbes.com into a global media platform and shares his thoughts on how to blow up a traditional approach to journalism and
create a different course for the news industry.
Stuart Stevens: No Retreat, No Surrender, Tuesday, April 23
Stuart Stevens, who got his start in Mississippi politics in the 1970s and rose to the top level -- managing Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign -- returns to the state to talk about the dynamics, pitfalls and strategy of the contest.