13th Annual 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture

Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:00pm

Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union North

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley cordially invites you to the 13th annual 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture: Ptolemy I of Egypt: Alexander the Great’s Greatest Successor?

This year’s distinguished speaker is University of Missouri Professor Ian Worthington, an internationally recognized authority on the ancient world, particularly Greece and Macedonia during the time of Alexander the Great.

A prolific scholar and gifted speaker, Worthington has written eight books that have found a wide international audience. He has edited more than 100 articles and nine books and has published essays on Greek history, oratory and epigraphy. In addition, he is a sought-after speaker and has acted as a consultant for National Geographic and the BBC.

Worthington has been part of MU’s faculty for 18 years, teaching courses in Greek history, western civilization and ancient history. In 2013, he received a Curators Distinguished Professorship, the highest and most prestigious academic rank awarded by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri System. Worthington also was honored with the William H. Byler Distinguished Professorship Award in 2010, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council Most Inspiring Professor Award in 2007 and the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity in the Humanities in 2005.

Worthington began his career as a faculty member in the classics departments at the University of New England and the University of Tasmania before moving to Columbia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in classical studies at the University of Hull and his master’s degree in ancient history at the University of Durham, both in the U.K.; he received his doctorate from Monash University in Australia.