About the Lecture Series


This program has been running for 50 years and brings to the University distinguished speakers who have pursued careers in arts, letters, sciences, or business substantially outside the academic profession, including James Baldwin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Steve Reich, Ernst Gombrich, Carrie Mae Weems, Amoz Oz, Sally Ride, VS Naipaul, Yo-Yo Ma, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.


Directors


Janet Broughton -- Vice Provost for the Faculty

Ken Goldberg -- Chair, Regents' Lectureships Program

Yasya Goretsky -- Administrative Program Manager


Information


Lecturers give a public presentation and meet with students and faculty for up to two weeks, compensated by a $5,000 honorarium, lodging, and travel expenses. The hosting unit receives up to $1,000 to defray costs of renting a lecture hall, publicizing, and archiving the presentation.

The nomination process is not onerous, but requires approval by the chair, director, or dean of the hosting unit or units. Each unit may nominate only one candidate.

Upcoming Speakers:

  • Fri, April 24, 2015 3:00 PM 221. Donatienne Michel-Dansac
  • Tue, March 31, 2015 4:15 PM 222. Makhtar Diop
  • Wed, March 11, 2015 5:30 PM 223. Barney Frank
  • Thu, March 5, 2015 6:00 PM 224. Zakir Hussain
  • Mon, November 17, 2014 7:30 PM 225. Rick Lowe
  • Tue, November 18, 2014 5:00 PM 226. Luis Valdez
  • Thu, October 1, 2015 5:30 PM 227. Nathan Wolfe
  • Fri, October 16, 2015 3:00 PM 228. Anssi Karttunen
  • Wed, March 2, 2016 7:00 PM 229. Brewster Kahle

Past Speakers:

  • 2013 220. Patssi Valdez
  • 2013 219. John Mather
  • 2012 218. Gurcharan Das
  • 2013 217. Nigel Crisp
  • 2012 216. Cynthia McLeod
  • 2012 215. PAUL E. JACOBS
  • 2011 214. Mirta Rosenberg
  • 2011 213. Thomas White
  • 2011 212. John Valadez
  • 2011 211. Shirin Neshat
  • 2011 210. L. Hunter Lovins
  • 2011 209. Ivan Fedele
  • 2010 208. Gail Wilensky
  • 2010 207. Evelio Rosero
  • 2010 206. Howard Rheingold
  • 2010 205. Paul Polak
  • 2010 204. Errol Morris
  • 2010 202. Georges Descombes
  • 2010 201. Gloria Cheng
  • 2010 200. Lorna Dee Cervantes
  • 2010 199. Sabine Breitweiser
  • 2009 198. Amar Chaudhary
  • 2009 197. Beat Furrer
  • 2009 196. Bill Joy
  • 2009 195. Charles van den Heuvel
  • 2009 194. Ann Veneman
  • 2009 193. Michael Tilson Thomas
  • 2009 192. Ola Dahlman
  • 2009 191. Rita Colwell
  • 2009 190. Sally Ride
  • 2009 189. Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 2008 188. Robert Buckley
  • 2008 187. Jeremy Kinsman
  • 2008 186. Lorena Havill
  • 2008 185. Kader Abdolah
  • 2008 184. Toni Morrison
  • 2008 183. George Papandreou
  • 2008 181. Jimmy Wales
  • 2007 180. Michael Stern
  • 2007 179. Phil Bronstein
  • 2007 178. Craig Newmark
  • 2007 177. Yan Maresz
  • 2007 176. Nuruddin Farah
  • 2007 175. Jan Donkers
  • 2007 174. Mario Roberto Dal Poz
  • 2007 173. Norma Cole
  • 2007 172. Catherine Cesarsky
  • 2007 171. William Buxton
  • 2007 170. Stewart Brand
  • 2007 169. Pierre Alferi
  • 2006 168. Douglas Worsnop
  • 2006 167. Lucy Shelton
  • 2006 166. Martin Matalon
  • 2006 165. Peter Maass
  • 2006 164. Steve Koonin
  • 2006 163. Tony Harrison
  • 2006 162. Anne Garrels
  • 2006 161. Pedro Costa
  • 2006 160. Frances Allen
  • 2005 159. Stefano Scodanibbio
  • 2005 158. Howard French
  • 2005 157. John Chambers
  • 2005 156. Martin Carthy
  • 2004 155. Francisco Vallejo
  • 2004 154. Frances-Marie Uitti
  • 2004 153. Richard Tapia
  • 2004 152. Leonard D. Schaeffer
  • 2004 151. Leon De Winter
  • 2004 149. Hilton Als
  • 2003 148. Thomas Sieverts
  • 2003 147. Wayne Teasdale
  • 2003 146. Bryan Gruley
  • 2003 145. John Holloway
  • 2003 144. Tadao Ando
  • 2003 143. Errol Morris
  • 2003 142. Carrie Mae Weems
  • 2003 141. Zhores Alferov
  • 2002 140. Ernest Wamba
  • 2002 139. Soledad Puertolas
  • 2002 138. Michael Mussa
  • 2002 137. James G. March
  • 2002 136. Phillippe Leroux
  • 2002 135. Donald Hood
  • 2002 134. Wendy Freedman
  • 2002 133. Orlando Bagwell
  • 2001 132. A.B. Yehoshua
  • 2001 131. Floyd Salas
  • 2001 130. Steven A. Schroeder
  • 2001 129. Venkatraman Radhakrishnan
  • 2001 128. James A. Moorer
  • 2001 127. Magnus Lindberg
  • 2001 126. Jay T. Harris
  • 2001 125. Mervin Field
  • 2001 124. Bruce Babbitt
  • 2001 123. Alexei Arbatov
  • 2001 122. Louis Rossetto
  • 1999 121. Steve Reich
  • 1999 120. William Phillips
  • 2000 119. George Mueller
  • 2000 118. Jane Metcalfe
  • 2000 117. Hans Mark
  • 2000 116. Ricardo Legorreta
  • 1999 115. Trevor Hancock
  • 1999 114. Rich Gold
  • 1999 113. Paolo Galli
  • 1999 112. Frances Francois
  • 1999 111. Steven Beckwith
  • 1999 110. John Battelle
  • 2000 109. Aziz Al-Azmeh
  • 1999 108. Roy Vagelos
  • 1999 107. Peter Raven
  • 1999 105. Frank Press
  • 1999 104. Francis Pisani
  • 1999 103. Dmitri Nabokov
  • 1999 102. Kathryn Mickle Werdegar
  • 1999 101. Stan Lai
  • 1999 100. Claire L'Heureux-Dube
  • 1998 99. James Knickman
  • 1998 98. Garbrielle Kirk McDonald
  • 1998 97. Henrik Thrane
  • 1998 95. Stephen Kovacevich
  • 1998 94. Leo Esaki
  • 1998 93. Jacques Delors
  • 1998 92. Robert Colescott
  • 1998 91. Charles Alcock
  • 1997 89. Elena Poniatowska
  • 1997 88. V.S Naipaul
  • 1997 86. David Hamburg
  • 1996 85. Luisa Futoransky
  • 1996 84. Thomas Engelhardt
  • 1996 83. Giancarlo de Carlo
  • 1996 81. Ana Castillo
  • 1996 80. Herbert Walther
  • 1996 79. Daryl Pregibon
  • 1996 78. Akira Matsui
  • 1996 77. Greil Marcus
  • 1995 76. Juan Felipe Herrera
  • 1995 74. Anthony De Jasay
  • 1995 73. Peter Walker
  • 1995 72. Brian Urquhart
  • 1995 71. Duncan Maclennan
  • 1995 70. Donald Korb
  • 1995 69. Margaret Jenkins
  • 1995 68. Diamela Eltit
  • 1995 67. Jon Else
  • 1995 66. Purnell Choppin
  • 1995 65. Walter Hopps
  • 1995 64. Christa Wolf
  • 1994 63. Lynn Williams
  • 1993 62. Robert Stone
  • 1993 61. Luis Rodriguez
  • 1994 60. Richard O'neil
  • 1994 59. Yo-yo Ma
  • 1994 58. Allan Lind
  • 1994 57. Nicholas Lemann
  • 1994 56. Joseph Edmiston
  • 1994 55. Assia Djebar
  • 1994 54. Jean Audouze
  • 1994 53. Les Aspin
  • 1993 52. Joan Acocella
  • 1993 51. Lydia Ana Vega
  • 1992 49. Jonathan Miller
  • 1993 48. Mario Liverani
  • 1993 47. Manolis Korres
  • 1992 46. Branko Horvat
  • 1993 45. Ralph Gomory
  • 1992 44. Joe Clark
  • 1992 43. Zhores Alferov
  • 1990 42. Asim Kumar Dasgupta
  • 1990 41. Tine Ruysschaert
  • 1990 40. Allen Broussard
  • 1990 39. Tony Hiss
  • 1990 38. Li Zhi Fang
  • 1990 37. Shirley Williams
  • 1990 35. A.M Polyakov
  • 1989 34. Xue Mou Hong
  • 1989 33. Arno Penzias
  • 1990 32. Orville Schell
  • 1989 31. Lutz Krauskopf
  • 1990 30. Hal Salwasser
  • 1990 29. George Lewis
  • 1990 28. Thomas Chalmers
  • 1989 27. David Clark
  • 1980 26. Leon Higginbotham
  • 1980 25. William Sturtevant
  • 1980 24. Maxine Frank Singer
  • 1980 23. Arnold Saint-Subber
  • 1979 22. Amos Oz
  • 1979 21. Giorgio La Malfa
  • 1979 18. Jean Jenkins
  • 1979 17. Maurice Matloff
  • 1978 16. R.K Narayan
  • 1978 15. Clara Stanton Jones
  • 1978 14. James Baldwin
  • 1978 12. Saul Sternberg
  • 1978 11. Michael Chetkovich
  • 1977 10. Philip Abelson
  • 1977 9. Ernst Gombrich
  • 1977 7. Homer Thompson
  • 1977 6. David Slepina
  • 1977 5. Amory Lovins
  • 1977 4. Anthony Lewis
  • 1977 3. Arthur Lesser
  • 1977 2. Frances Fitzgerald
  • 1977 1. Winton Dean