The University Lectures

Now entering its 15th year, University Lectures maintains its tradition of bringing to the Syracuse University campus distinguished guests to share their diverse global experiences and perspectives with the Syracuse University and Central New York communities as part of the 2015-16 season.

Each of this season’s speakers, profiled here, have achieved among the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields. University Lectures invites you to come, listen, and experience for yourself their knowledge, energy, passion, and commitment for their professions.

University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series supported by the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The Office of University Lectures welcomes suggestions for future speakers. To recommend a speaker, or to obtain additional information about the University Lectures series, please contact us via e-mail: More information can be found at the University Lectures website, or on Facebook.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Reduced-rate parking is available in the Irving Garage. Sign language interpretation and CART is available for all lectures.