The University of Iowa Lecture Series is hosting two speakers in October: L. Hunter Lovins (October 4) & Junot Diaz (October 12).
Here are the bios of each speaker from the University of Iowa website:
L. Hunter Lovins: L. Hunter Lovins is President and founder of the Natural Capitalism
Solutions (NCS) (www.natcapsolutions.org). NCS educates senior
decision-makers in business, government and civil society to restore and
enhance the natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and
quality of life.
Junot Diaz: Junot Diaz was born and raised in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.
His work has appeared in: The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Time Out,
Glimmer Train, Story, African Voices, Best American Fiction '96 (ed.
John Edgar Wideman); Best American Fiction '99 (ed. Amy Tan); Best
American Fiction '00 (ed. E.L. Doctorow) and The O. Henry Prize Stories
anthology, 2009; Diaz was included in the 20 Writers for the 21st
Century issue of The New Yorker (Jun '99).
More information about each lecture can be found by clicking here.