A Special Series of Campus Speakers

Schedule of Events

Spring 2012

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Wendy Wolf
A distinguished editor at Viking Books, Wendy Wolf worked closely with the scholar Manning Marable on his monumental biography of Malcolm X. Published just days after Marable’s death last year, the book was hailed by The New York Times as “revealing and prodigiously researched,” and one of the 10 best books of the year.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Guestship
Tuesday, February 7, 4:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Religion, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Robert D. Putnam
Acclaimed as “the most influential academic in the world today” by The Sunday Times of London, Robert Putnam is the co-author of more than a dozen books, including Better Together: Restoring the American Community and the seminal Bowling Alone. In his latest book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, the Harvard political scientist draws on the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on American religion and public life.

Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University
Louis Menand
Louis Menand is one of the more trenchant observers of the forces that shape higher education in the United States. A professor of English at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, Menand won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in history for The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America.

Thursday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Democracy and Global Security
KT McFarland
Educated at Oxford and MIT, Dr. Kathleen Troia McFarland is a Fox News analyst who served as a deputy secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan, a research assistant to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and a member of the National Security Council under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Truth and Justice in America
Bob Woodward and Judge William J. Bauer ’49
Bob Woodward has won nearly every journalism award in the nation, including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with his Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. Growing up in Wheaton, he came to know a distinguished family friend, William J. Bauer, President Richard Nixon’s choice as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and, eventually, for a federal judgeship. Today, Bauer is a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. The two old friends reunite for a remarkable evening to discuss issues at the heart of the American experience in democracy.

Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

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