WATERVILLE — Colby College’s Bicentennial Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. tonight in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

The lecture will focus on the future of the liberal arts tradition from the perspectives of leaders from different areas of the academic spectrum. The series begins with artist and international documentarian Wendy Ewald.

Ewald is a senior research associate at Duke’s Center for International Studies and an artist-in-residence at Amherst. She will discuss the importance of looking and listening for the future of a global education. Ewald’s lecture, which will incorporate photographs titled “Secret Games: A 21st-Century Education.”

Additional lectures will be:

* Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

* William D. Adams, president of Colby College since 2000, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Lorimer Chapel.

* William G. Bowen, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1988-2006, will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

* David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College since 2003, and physical chemist, will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

For a complete list of events, visit colby.edu/events.