Past Lectures

Past lectures sponsored or co-sponsored by the Renaissance Series

2013 - 2014

Geena Davis; Actor and Founder of The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

2012 - 2013

Colette Peters '93; Director, Oregon Department of Corrections


Anne-Marie Slaughter; Professor and former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State. "Women & Foreign Policy: How Women-Centric Policy Benefits Us All."


Vandana Shiva; Biodiversity and Conservation Activist. "Sustainability, Gender Justice and the Global Food Crisis."


Anousheh Ansari; First Female Private Space Explorer and CEO, Chairman, and Co-founder, Prodea Systems, Inc.


Annie Griffiths Belt; National Geographic Photographer. "A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel."


Sylvia Nasar; author, economist and professor. "Globalization: Then and Now."

Sandra Keating; assistant professor of theology at Providence (R.I.) College and a 1986 graduate of CSB. "After Regensburg: Where Catholic-Muslim Dialogue is Today."


Judith Yaphe; specialist in Middle Eastern political analysis with a focus on Iraq, the Persian Gulf and Arab, Islamic and regional issues. "Iranian Ambitions, American Options and Iraqi Consequences."

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