Questions That Matter

Critical Engagements: Questions That Matter is a collaborative project that makes the academic mission of Central Michigan University concrete by highlighting how our college and university are tackling the world’s most pressing and difficult questions.

Working with community partners, we identify a common annual theme or “wicked problem,” recruit people and teams who work in and around the theme at CMU and beyond, and support investigations that reflect the depth and breadth of a research university committed to the highest standards of scholarship and engagement.

Learn more about the 2020-2021 theme and upcoming events

Contact Us

Critical Engagements: Questions That Matter is an initiative within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University.

​Professors Christi Brookes (World Languages) and Greg Smith (HST) are the primary contacts for questions and suggestions about Critical Engagements or about events relating to the annual themes.

Christi Brookes
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Email Dr. Brookes

Greg Smith
Chair, Department of History
Email Dr. Smith