My Forthcoming Public Speeches


The Provo City Cemetery


I’m often asked when and where I’m speaking publicly.  So I’ve finally decided to put together a little running calendar of more or less significant public speeches that I’ll continually update whenever I have additional information or new details.  I hope it will be helpful to those who’ve asked.


Sunday, 26 May 2013, 7:30 PM

1315 East 900 South, Provo, Utah (directly across from Provo City Cemetery)

“The Middle East: The Story behind the Headlines.”

The fireside is aimed at single adults.  But they may not mind too terribly much if a few married types sneak in.


Saturday, 22 June 2013, 7:00 PM

Hunter West Stake Center, 2800 South 6400 West, West Valley City

A high priests fireside


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Panel discussion, with Pat Bagley and Victor Navasky, on “Satire and the Sacred: From Mohammad to Mormon Underwear”

Annual convention of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists

Salt Lake City, Utah


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Latter-day Saint Students Association, University of Oxford (England)

“Faith and Scholarship”


Thursday and Friday, 1-2 August 2013

Annual FAIR Conference

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah


Friday, 16 August 2012

Graduation convocation of Brigham Young University’s College of Humanities


Tuesday through Friday, 20-23 August 2013

BYU Education Week


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Summerhays Lecture on Science and Religion


Friday, 11 October 2013

St. Louis Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

“The Middle East”


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Keynote address, Book of Mormon Archaeological Foundation

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah



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  • Jason B.

    I didn’t see Western Washington on your list. Why don’t you schedule a visit here soon?

    • DanielPeterson

      I love Western Washington. I’d be delighted to speak there. But somebody has to invite me, and then either somebody has to pay my way (since, for the moment at least, I have no travel/lodging budget myself for such firesides) or I have to be going there for some other reason already (e.g., for a vacation or for an academic conference or something of that sort).

  • LancePeters

    I’ll see you there, chubby bumkins.

  • Michele M.

    This is a stunning photo of the Provo City Cemetery. With your permission (and with proper credits added) I would very much like to use your picture with my family genealogy. I am finding that I have many ancestors interred in this cemetery. I will certainly understand if this is something that you would not be agreeable to. Thanking you in advance!