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Lectures on Social, Civic, and Religious Leadership and Effective Citizenship

Bestselling author Dr. Ronald C. White Jr., 2018

The Stallworth Lecture Series brings to campus each year a speaker of note who engages the audience in topics of social, civic, and/or religious leadership and effective citizenship. The series is free and open to the public.

Stallworth Lecturers

  • 2017–2018: Acclaimed author Dr. Ronald C. White Jr., “An Inadmissible Question”
  • 2016–2017: Ms. Kristen Soltis Anderson, pollster, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials are Leading America; “Civic Engagement: Millennial Power in a Boomer Nation”
  • 2015–2016: Dr. Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History at the Divinity School at Duke University, author of Billy Graham and the Shaping of the Nation (2014) and many other books and articles;Billy Graham and American Politics”
  • 2014–2015: Ms. Masha Hamilton, author of five acclaimed novels, journalist, and diplomat; “Women, War, and Words: Stories of Risks Worth Taking”
  • 2013–2014: Dr. Cynthia Crysdale, Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology, University of the South
  • 2011–2012: Dr. John M. McCardell Jr., Vice Chancellor and President, University of the South; “The Idea of a Southern Nation: 150 Years Later”
  • 2010–2011: Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich, political commentator and historian, author of the book about which he spoke; The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
  • 2009–2010: Dr. Ronald C. White Jr., author of A. Lincoln: A Biography, among other works; “Lincoln’s Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural Address”
  • 2008–2009: Ms. Jan Crawford, author of the book about which she spoke; Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court 
  • 2007–2008: Ms. Elizabeth Spencer, novelist
  • 2006–2007: Mr. Doug Marlette, columnist, political cartoonist, novelist
  • 2005–2006: Dr. Carlos Eire, religious historian and writer of the National Book Award-winning memoir, Waiting for Snow in Havana; “Is Freedom a Luxury? Confessions of a Cuban Boy”
  • 2004–2005: Dr. Paul Sereno, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, paleontologist; “Dinosaurs on Drifting Continents”
  • 2003–2004: Dr. Dan Carter, historian, filmmaker, educator, author (second appearance)
  • 2003–2004: Dr. Greg Jones, Dean, Duke Divinity School
  • 2002–2003: The Honorable Janet Reno, former Attorney General of the United States
  • 2001–2002: Dr. Martin Marty, religious historian, author, educator
  • 2000–2001: Mr. John Updike, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
  • 1998–1999: Ms. Dee Dee Myers, Presidential Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton
  • 1997: Dr. Peter Schickele, composer, musician, satirist, creator of PDQ Bach
  • 1996: Dr. Jane Goodall, animal behaviorist, researcher, educator
  • 1995: Dr. Donald Johanson, paleoanthropologist who discovered “Lucy”
  • 1994: Dr. John Horner, paleontologist concentrating on research on dinosaurs
  • 1985: Dr. Thomas Anderson Langford, Duke University
  • Dr. Karl Haas, pianist, conductor, host of NPR’s “Adventures in Good Music”
  • Dr. Sandra Scarr, expert in child psychology and behavioral genetics
  • Dr. Dan Janzen, tropical biologist
  • Dr. David McCullough, television host, author, historian
  • Dr. Neville Richardson, South Africa’s University of Natal
  • Dr. Dan Carter (first appearance)
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