Harrelson Lectures

2011-2012 – Chris Hughes
“The Changing Media Landscape: How Social Media Is Transforming News and Information” April 2, 2012

2008-2009 – Bill Clinton
In association with the Millennium Seminar Series
January 26, 2009

2005-2006 – Dr. Leon Kass
“The Challenge for Bioethics” – February 20, 2006

2004-2005 – Edward Albee
“Art and Education in America” – March 21, 2005

2003-2004 – Nina Totenberg
“The Supreme Court: Past, Present, and Future,” February 2, 2004

2002-2003 – Dr. Eugene Tsui
“Evolutionary Architecture: Nature as a Basis for Design,” February 3, 2003

2001-2002 – General Barry R. McCaffrey
“The War on Terrorism,” April 15, 2002

2000-2001 -Nadine Strossen
“Civil Liberties in the Wake of the Election,” November 8, 2000

1999-2000 -Julian Bond
“Civil Rights: Now and Then,” October 27, 1999

1998-1999 -Richard D. Lamm
“The Ten Commandments of Community: Diversity and Unity, ” February 1, 1999

1997-1998 -Anthony Badger

1996-1997 -Dr. Thomas M. Sutherland
“A Hostage in Lebanon and Middle East Terrorism”, October 29, 1996

1995-1996 -No Lecture

1994-1995 -No Lecture

1993-1994 – Sheila Tobias
“Two Cultures Revisited: Science and Mathematics as Liberal Arts,” September 20, 1994

1992-1993 -Thomas F. Malone
“New Dimensions of the Environmental Problematique: Implications for Higher Education,” March 15, 1993

1991-1992 -William W. Van Alstyne
“Reflections on the World’s Oldest Constitution,” April 9, 1992

1990-1991 -Howard F. Taylor
“The Black Elite Network in America: New Findings from A National Study,” April 17, 1991
“Race, Sex and Standardized Testing in America,” April 17, 1991 (Main Lecture)
“Nature VS. Nurture in the Prediction of Human Intelligence,” April 18, 1991

1989-1990 – Pepper Schwartz
“Challenges for Families in the 1990’s”

1988-1989 -Ernest L. Boyer
“The Arts as Education,” September 28, 1989

1987-1988 -Albert Carnesale
“Beyond Nuclear Deterrence: Visions of a Safer Future,” (I could not locate date of lecture)

1986-1987 -Spiro Kastof
“America by Design,” April 6, 1987

1986-1987 -Ralph L. Kitchell
“Understanding Animal Pain,” March 30, 1987

1985-1986 -Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
“On Goodness in Schools: Themes of Empowerment,” March 24, 1986

1984-1985 -David P. Billington
“Discipline and Play: The Engineer as Artist Since the Industrial Revolution,” February 21, 1985

1983-1984 -William E. Leuchtenburg
“The Great Depression and Its Impact on North Carolina,” September 13, 1983
“The New Deal,” September 20, 1983

1982-1983 -Paul Berg
“Molecular Basis of Heredity — The Recombiant DNA Breakthrough and its Implications,” April 21, 1983 (Harrelson Lecture)
“Expression of Transduced Genes in Mammalian Cells,” April 22, 1983 (Molecular Biology Seminar)

1981-1982 -Jack Lenor Larsen
Fabric in the Interior Environment: It’s Future Importance,” April 7, 1982 (Harrelson Lecture)
“On Designing a Collection,” April 8, 1982 (School of Design Visiting Lecture Series)

1980-1981 -Theodore W. Schultz
“Economic Distortions by the International Donor Community”

1979-1980 -Herman F. Mark
“Polymers in the Service of Man,” April 21, 1980

1978-1979 – No Lecture

1977-1978 -Wilbur J. Cohen
“The Myth of Failure of Social Policies,” (I could not locate the date of lecture)

1976-1977 -No Lecture

1975-1976 -Aaron Copland
A Colloquium on Music – Aaron Copland and panelists Milton C. Bliss, John A. Gosling, A. Sidney Knowles and J. Perry Watson, February 27, 1976

1974-1975 -No Lecture

1973-1974 -No Lecture

1972-1973 -No Lecture

1971-1972 -No Lecture

1970-1971 – William O. Baker
“Academic Status of the Solid State: Materials Science in Modern Technological Universities,” April 6, 1971 (Provost’s Convocation)
“Fiber and Form in Functions of Materials,” April 7, 1971 (Seminar)
“Systems Science and Engineering: New Series for Mankind,” April 7, 1971 (Lecture)
“Real Life Meanings of Real Good Science of Matter,” (Seminar)

1969-1970 -Stanley A. Cain
“Ecology’s Widening Horizons,” (Lecture Theme)
“Man, Nature and Society,” April 28, 1970
“The Need to Take off the Blinders,’ April 29, 1970
“From Individual to Government,” April 30, 1970

1968-1969 -James Lory Clifford
“Problems of a Biographer” (Lecture Theme)
“The Search for Evidence,” March 18, 1969
“The Use of Evidence,” March 19, 1969
“Problems of Forces and Structure,” March 20, 1969

1967-1968 -G. Ledyard Stebbins
“The Basis of Progressive Evolution” (Lecture Theme)
“Levels of Organization and their Evolution,” November 27, 1967
“The Genetic Code and its Implications,” November 28, 1967
“The Evolution of Social Organization,” November 29, 1967
“Developmental Integration and Evolutionary Progress,” November 30, 1967

1966-1967 Roberto Burle Marx
“The Garden as an Art in Living,” October 24, 1966 (Lecture)
“Design Principles and Philosophies, October 25, 1966 (Seminar)
“Plants in the Landscape,” October 26, 1966 (Seminar)

1965-1966 Mark Kac (November 30, 1965)
“Chance and Regularity: A Genesis of Statistical Thought.” November 29, 1965
“Chance and Regularity in Data -Examples from Ecology, Population Studies, etc.,”
“The Arrow of Time and Statistical Mechanics,” December 2, 1965
“Laws of Nature or Mathematical Theorems,” December 3, 1965

1964-1965 No Lecture

1963-1964 Glen Seaborg
“Science and the General Welfare in Democracy,” March 11, 1964

1962-1963 No Lecture

1961-1962 Adlai Stevenson
“Some Perils of Peacemaking,” March 7, 1962