The Center for Advanced Study is one of the campus’s most important and respected sources for public events programming and cosponsorship. The featured event in the Fall semester is the CAS Professors’ Annual Lecture, delivered by a member of our permanent faculty. The CAS Annual Initiative explores topical themes from multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. This year-long project typically includes a series of speakers from on and off campus, a symposium or conference as well as a faculty and graduate student seminar in the spring semester. On-going initiatives include Globalization and CultureTalk. The popular and longstanding CAS/MillerComm series offers more than 20 events in any given year, including lectures of general and scholarly interest, readings and performances by visiting scholars or performing artists. CAS Presentations include a variety of public events in various formats: the Forum on Critical Issues explores topics of timely interest and the Special Presentation series features individual lectures or panels by Illinois as well as visiting faculty. Our newest addition to our rich roster of public events is the Chancellor’s CAS Special Lecture. These and many more presentations comprise the CAS public events calendar. All events are free and open to the public.