Previous Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics

2017-18 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

Water Wars: Our H2O Futures (Event video, podcasts)

Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower (Event video, podcasts)

All Things Auto (Event video, podcasts)

2016-17 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers? (Event video, podcasts)

Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City (Event video, podcasts)

A World On The Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants (Event video, podcasts)

Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination (Event video, podcasts)

2015-16 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

What's UP: the Past, Present and Future of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (event video, podcasts)

Seeing China (event video, podcasts)

The Nature of Inequality (event video, podcasts)

It's All Politics (event video, podcasts)

2014-15 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

The Evolving Nature of Rights (event video, podcasts)

Picking Up STEAM (Science and the Arts) (event video, podcasts)

Zombies, Apocalypses and Monsters: Real and Imagined (event video, podcasts)

The Next Revolutions (event video, podcasts)

2013-14 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

What Divides Us/What Unites Us (event video)

Questioning Technology (event video)

Detroit: The Past, Present and Future of the City (event video)

Looking at Sports (event video)

2012-13 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

Food and the City (event video)

Salt Water Encounters: Conducting Research Beneath, Beside, and Across the Oceans (event video)

Mapping the Boundaries of Friendship: The Changing Nature and Tools of Relationships (event video)

At the End: Death and Dying in Perspective (event video)

2011-12 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

Is There an American Character? (event video)

Confronting Wilderness: Human Interactions with Nature (event video)

Understanding Genocide over Time and Place (event video)

Brain/Mind/Soul: Locating the Human (event video)

2010-2011 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topic & Date

Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa: Context, Consequences and Implications (event video)