Today's talk

Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
12:30 p.m. EST | Listen live

Underwritten by: Friends of the January Series
Note: Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

Two ways to enjoy this FREE series from January 3-23, 2018

See the speakers LIVE

On campus: January Series begins daily at 12:30 p.m. EST in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Calvin’s campus. Find out more about parking and seating.

At remote sites: January Series is shown LIVE at 12:30 p.m. EST on a large screen at 50+ remote webcast locations.

Listen to the speakers LIVE

January Series is streamed with audio only LIVE daily* at 12:30 p.m. EST. See the full list of speakers.

*Blackout dates may apply, see schedule for details.

PLEASE NOTE: A free, updated version of Adobe Flash Player is required for streaming audio. Consult the Livestream FAQ page if you have technical questions.

Our January Series lineup is confirmed! Check out our 2018 speakers page to see more information about the presenters and topics for the 2018 series.

On October 9, 2017 WGVU-FM 88.5 interviewed January Series director Kristi Potter where she talked about our 2018 speakers.

More information

Contact us for additional information, request a brochure or download a pdf schedule.

The Archives

Recordings of all past speakers who allowed us to record their presentations are available in The Archives (or search by last name at right).

Recordings of past lectures can be purchased through the campus store. Please call 800-748-0122 or 616-526-6376 to place your order. They will gladly take your credit card order over the phone. They are no longer able to process orders on their website.

Past Speakers: A-Z

2017 Features
  • Karin Maag lecturing


Photographer: Mary Taber

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Thank you to our dedicated underwriters



Doug & Maria De Vos Foundation

Baker Book House


Community Partners

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Creative Partners

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