The Benson Center seeks to broaden the sphere of conversation at the University of Colorado, exposing students and the larger community to the full range of intellectual discourse that takes place in our country today. We take as our foundation the Western intellectual tradition and seek to showcase the possibility of respectful, intelligent debate over the issues that matter most to our society.

We offer public events on the major issues of our time throughout the academic year. To ensure that adequate seating is available, we recommend that the public RSVP to most of our events. You can find a list of all of our events currently accepting RSVPs here ( You can also stay informed by 'following' the Benson Center on the CU Events Calendar or by subscribing to our email list. We look forward to seeing you soon!