Established in 1984, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Sagan National Colloquium annually explores an issue of national and international significance from multiple educational angles. The Colloquium forges links between liberal arts learning and the lifelong civic art of informed, involved citizenship.

In 1999, the Colloquium was endowed by 1948 OWU alumni John and Margaret Sagan, now deceased. Throughout their lives, the Sagan’s tirelessly dedicated their expertise and energy to their alma mater, significantly benefiting the University and its students.