Spencer Trask Lectures

The Spencer Trask Lecture Series was founded in 1891 with a gift of $10,000 from Spencer Trask of the Class of 1866 for the purpose of supporting public lectures at the University on subjects of current philosophical, artistic, or scientific interest.

Notable Lectures

T. S. Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Margaret Mead 

2016-2017 Salman Rushdie | Private Lives - Literature and Politics in the Modern World

Upcoming Lectures

Adolph Reed
Nov 17, 2021, 5:00 pm

The Farce this Time: Contemporary Race-Reductionism and Lost Cause Ideology

Past Lectures

Claudia Goldin
Sep 29, 2021, 5:00 pm

Career & Family: Then and Now

The Purpose of Power
Mar 17, 2021, 6:00 pm

Alicia Garza

Money and War -- An American Conversation
Feb 17, 2021, 5:00 pm

Ayad Akhtar, Faisal Devji, and Sadia Abbas