Fall 2019

Ai Weiwei
Acclaimed Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei joined Sabine Eckmann, William T. …
Brittany Packnett
On October 24, 2019 WashU alumna, activist and educator Brittany Packnett joined organizer and strategist Kayla Reed for a conversation about the power to lead, confidence and inclusivity.
Col Frank Sobchak
Retired Col. Frank Sobchak discussed lessons from the Iraq War. Col. Sobchak is co-author of …
Dan Tokaji

Associate Dean for Faculty and Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law, Ohio State University

Dan Tokaji on 'New Developments in Election Law: Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression, Money and the Uncertain Future of Democracy'
David McBride

Director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center

David McBride, director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, spoke on the future of aerospace engineering, including the next generation of NASA X-planes, the Artemis program and the role of government in the age of private space and aircraft flight.
Eddie Glaude

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies,Princeton University & frequent MSNBC contributor

Eddie Glaude, theJames S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American …

sexuality educator and social justice advocate

Ericka Hart, social justice advocate and sexuality educator, delivered the 2019 Masters and Johnson Annual Lecture.
George J Sanchez

Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity,and of History, University of Southern California

James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education:'Bridging the Divided City: Preparing Students for a New Los Angeles'
Jason de Leon

professor of anthropology, UCLA

The 2019 Holocaust Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Jason De León, professor of anthropology at UCLA, entitled ‘Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life andDeath along the U.S.-Mexico Border.'
Karine Jean Pierre

NBC News and MSNBC political analyst

The Nov. 10, 2019 finale of the Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus trilogy, featured Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst.
Stock Photo Warped Side of the Universe Event

2017 Nobel laureate in Physics; Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

Nobel laureate Kip S. Thorne delivered the 2019 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled 'Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes'.
Kishore Mahbubani with students

Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

This lecture examined the many dimensions of the U.S.-China geopolitical contest and provided some suggestions on how both America and China can handle this contest better.
Constitution Day

Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished Professor; Adam Liptak, Journalist, New York Times; and Greg Magarian, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law

‘Constitution Day: 2018-19 Supreme Court Review’ featured Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished Professor; Adam Liptak, a journalist at The New York Times; and Greg Magarian, the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law.
The Other F Word Panel
In the event titled “The Other F Word: Learning from Failure,” a panel of Olin alumni and faculty shared personal stories of failure and explored how the experience shaped their values and helped them find a new path to success.
Michelle Oberman

Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Oberman’s lecture, entitled ‘Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War, from El Salvador to Oklahoma,’ is based on her 2018 book that draws on years of research in El Salvador.
Nadine Strossen

John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

To mark the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Washington University in St. Louis community came together on Monday, August 26, 2019 for‘Reflections,Unity, Social Justice, and Peace.’
Nicole Garnett

John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Nicole Garnett, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, delivered remarks on ‘The Value of Educational Pluralism.’
Pepper Schwartz

Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

Pepper Schwartz on 'The Me Too Era: How We Got Here, and What's Next'