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Each semester, Geneva College invites a number of renowned speakers and artists to campus for the purpose of enriching the educational experience for students and engaging the community with cultural ideas and values. Guests include lecturers discussing current issues that impact today′s society, musicians sharing their God-given talents, best-selling authors, prominent religious figures and many other distinguished visitors.

These guests are brought to Geneva through a variety of separate speaker series now collectively known as Guests@Geneva. Programs that are part of Guests@Geneva include the Geneva Visiting Artist and Lecture Series (GVALS), the Faith and Culture series, the Bitar and Vos Lectures, and select Chapel speakers scheduled for evening engagements.

The scheduled Guests@Geneva line-up for the fall ′11 semester includes:

GVALS speaker Mosab Yousef - Friday, November 4 in John White Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
Mosab Yousef is the author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices. The book is an autobiographical account of Yousef′s experiences as a former member of Hamas and an informer for Israeli internal security service. He was introduced to Christ in 1999 through a chance encounter with a British missionary and has since publicly announced his conversion to Christianity, renounced Hamas, and accepted political asylum in the United States.

Mosab Yousef

Bitar lecturer Dr. Alvin Plantinga - Wednesday & Thursday, November 9-10 in John White Chapel in the evening (TBD).
Dr. Alvin Plantinga is a philosopher of religion credited with helping revive Christian philosophy. He is best known for his Christian epistemology that justifies belief in God without external evidence. Dr. Plantinga′s books include God and Other Minds, God, Freedom and Evil and Warranted Christian Belief. He is William Harry Jellema Professor of Christian Philosophy at Calvin College, as well as emeritus John A. O′Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Alvin Plantinga

Faith and Culture guest Gregg Helvey - Wednesday, November 16 in Metheny Fieldhouse at 10:15 a.m. and in John White Chapel in the evening (TBD).
Gregg Helvey is an Oscar nominee and Student Academy Award Winner. He wrote, directed and produced Kavi, the winning film of the 2009 Student Academy Award gold medal in the narrative category. Kavi tells the story of a young boy in India forced to work as a modern-day slave. Helvey′s other award-winning work includes the documentary Overexposed.

Greg Helvey

GVALS speaker Fred Barnes - Thursday, November 17 in John White Chapel at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 18 in Skye Lounge at 10:10 a.m.
Fred Barnes is an American political commentator and the executive editor of The Weekly Standard. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel program Special Report with Bret Baier and was the co-host of The Beltway Boys. Barnes recently wrote Rebel-in-Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush. He is also a member of the board of the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

Fred Barnes

Click here for the full Guests@Geneva schedule.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).