The Friends of the Heyman Center, under the direction of Gareth Williams, Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature, is a treasured group of people who want continued intellectual engagement with Columbia while also ensuring the advancement and vitality of the SOF/Heyman. For more than twenty-five years, donations from the Friends events have contributed to a variety of activities, most significantly, the Lionel Trilling Seminar, which is free and open to the public. Friends have special access to the Carl Hovde Colloquia as well as other events planned exclusively for this cherished group of supporters.
Early Access and Invitations to Select SOF/Heyman Events
While anyone is welcome to register for events at the SOF/Heyman, Friends enjoy special privileges such as early access to space-limited event and colloquia, exclusive events, and VIP invitations to social events. These events include:
Lionel Trilling Seminar
Lionel Trilling (1905-75), one of Columbia's most celebrated faculty members, was among the great humanist scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century. In his memory, SOF/Heyman sponsors a series of intellectual conversations, known as the Lionel Trilling Seminars.
Carl Hovde Colloquia
Discussion-based colloquia named in honor of Carl Hovde and led by some of Columbia's most renowned teachers and scholars. Open to alumni and friends of the University who wish to continue organized education without the need for academic credit.
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