Roosevelt Lectures

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.


2019 Annual Roosevelt Lecture

Roosevelt 2019 Lecture Poster
First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink’s Feminist Politics

October 23, 2019

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Director of the Humanities Center, Professor of Asian American Studies, and Chancellor’s Fellow at University of California, Irvine

Gwendolyn Mink, Independent Scholar

2 PM

International Lounge - Usdan


Past Lectures

“She knew long before of the space in between”

October 18, 2018

Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons

The Curious Cases of Gay Racism

March 13, 2017

Chong-suk Han

The Letters Behind My Name

October 28, 2015

College and Community Fellowship's Theater for Social Change

Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Confronting the Reality

October 21, 2015

David Lisak