Current Series


The University Lectures series will host three prominent speakers this fall: an award-winning journalist, documentarian and network news anchor; the co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition;” and a celebrated historian and author of “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”

The 17th season of Syracuse University’s premier speaker series begins Sept. 14 with Soledad O’Brien and continues Oct. 3 with David Greene, followed Nov. 9 by Jill Lepore.

Tickets for O’Brien’s lecture in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium are on sale online beginning Monday, Aug. 28, and are $5 for SU-SUNY-ESF students with I.D. and free to Coming Back Together registrants. Greene’s and Lepore’s lectures will be in Hendricks Chapel and are free.

The spring lineup of speakers is still being finalized and will be announced in late fall.

The University Lectures was created through, and is supported by, the generosity of alumnus Robert B. Menschel ’51. The cross-disciplinary series brings to Syracuse University notable guest speakers of exceptional accomplishment who share their diverse global experiences and perspectives. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) are available at each lecture.