College of Arts and Sciences

Alumni Seminar Series

  • The Alumni Seminars Series take place each quarter and are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds.

    The Alumni Seminars Series is organized by the College of Arts and Sciences of Seattle University under the guidance of Professor David Leigh, S.J.

    Winter Series, January - March, 2015: 

    How Can We Overcome the
    Growing Gap between Rich and Poor?
    The Ongoing Debate between Thomas Piketty
    and His Critics for a More Equitable Economy.

    Alumni Seminars Panel Winter 2015

    SU faculty presenters (L to R): Charles Lawrence, Stacey Jones, Quan Le, Peter Brous, Fred DeKay.

    Capital in the Twenty-first CenturyThomas PikettyThomas Piketty
    Join us to read and discuss this famous French economist and his analysis of the economic gap and ways to overcome it, as well as what his critics say about his solutions.

    Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    PIGOTT 106

    January 7, 21; February 4, 18; and 
    March 4, 18

    The cost of the six-session seminar, which includes all materials, parking, and refreshments is $210.  Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-first Century, is included with your registration.

    The Seminar Series is co-sponsored with the Albers School of Business and Economics.

    Participants may sign up by email at
    Please include your mailing address, phone number, and if you require on-campus parking for the seminar.


    (Please Register before January 5th, 2015)

    Coming Spring 2015

    Contemporary Trends in the Fine Arts:  Creative Ideas from the Two New ‘Arts’ Departments at Seattle University.Tuesday evenings: April - June 2015.

    Debate the issues.
    Discover meaning.
    Discuss new ideas.