The Visiting Scholars Program brings distinguished critical scholars and activists from around the world to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Visiting scholars spend 2-3 days in residence at the Havens Center, delivering lectures, conducting seminars, and meeting with students, faculty, and the interested public. The Visiting Scholars Program enriches the campus and community in several ways. Scholars speak with expertise on a wide range of topics, very often presenting the findings of recently conducted original research. Havens Center lectures and seminars are also sites of cross-disciplinary discussion among faculty and students and a context in which people from the broader community can participate in intellectually stimulating programs with academics. The Center also maintains an extensive archive of audio recordings (and more recently, video recordings) of past lectures on our website. Through the Visiting Scholars Program, the Center also offers a Colloquium in Critical Sociology, which is available every semester and can be taken for variable credit.