Roosevelt Lectures

Eleanor Roosevelt
Lecture Series

The Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture Series was created in 2004 to honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s commitment to social justice and her important place in women’s history.  First Lady and U.N. Ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt served on Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees from 1949 until her death in 1962 and was Visiting Lecturer of International Relations from 1959 to 1962.  She gave the University’s first commencement address in 1952, receiving an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in 1954.

2018 Annual Roosevelt Lecture: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
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Thursday, October 18, 2018 5 PM
International Lounge
Co-sponsors: African and Afro-American Studies, Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum

Past Lectures

Chong-suk Han
The Curious Cases of Gay Racism
March 13, 2017

College and Community Fellowship's Theater for Social Change
The Letters Behind My Name
October 28, 2015

David Lisak
Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Confronting the Reality

October 21, 2015

Jennifer Finney Boylan
She's Not There

October 15, 2013

Isabel Wilkerson
The Decision of Their Lives
Caste, Gender and the Great Migration
November 1, 2012

Alison Bechdel
Infinite Gradations of Color: From Fathers to Mothers
October 17, 2011

Sara Davis Buechner
Crossing the Concourse: A Musical Life in Two Keys
Piano Performance: September 27, 2010
Lecture: September 28, 2010

Maria Hinojosa
Mexicana Feminist Journalist Activista:
The political responsibility of owning one's voice

September 17, 2009

Anne Fausto-Sterling
Nature, Nurture, Neither:
Reconceptualizing Sex and Gender

October 15, 2008

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun
Colored Water and the Power of One
October 10, 2007

Jamaica Kincaid
A Reading
October 5, 2006

Mary Catherine Bateson
Bridges across Time: Changing the Game between the Generations
September 28, 2005

Patricia J. Williams
Angel of History: Exploring the Demons that Divide Us in Troubled Times
November 11, 2004