Current Series

The 16th season of the University Lectures will continue in the spring semester with two Pulitzer Prize-winning writers—Jhumpa Lahiri (“Interpreter of Maladies”) and Sonia Nazario (“Enrique’s Journey”)—and the creator of the immensely popular Facebook/Instagram sensation Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton.


Syracuse University’s premier speaker series brings to campus notable individuals of exceptional accomplishment who share their diverse global experiences and perspectives. The series was created through, and is supported by, the generosity of alumnus Robert B. Menschel ’51. The University Lectures are open to all.


The presentations by Lahiri (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.) and Nazario (Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.) are both free and will be held in Hendricks Chapel. Stanton’s lecture (Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.)—cosponsored by University Union—will take place in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium (Tickets will go on sale in February, more details to follow at the beginning of next semester).


Jhumpa Lahiri

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.


Brandon Stanton

Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.


Sonia Nazario

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.