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Yates Lectures

The Mary C. Parker Yates Lecture, endowed in 1996 by Murphy Institute alumna Rebecca Yates(‘89) Velander in memory of her mother, is the Murphy Institute’s major public academic event. Designed to promote university-wide discussion of issues of current concern, the annual Yates Lecture brings leading thinkers and public figures to the Tulane campus.

Upcoming Yates Lectures

Past Yates Lectures

2016

2015

2013

2012

  • William Gale
    "Fiscal Therapy: A Rehab Program for America's Debt Addiction"

2011

2010

  • Glenn C. Loury
    "Obama Is No King: On the Fracturing of the Black Prophetic Tradition"

2009

  • James Sheehan
    "The Transformation of Europe and the End of the Cold War"

2008

2007

2006

2005

  • Craig N. Murphy
    "A Better Way? The Marshall Plan and the UN Development Model After 9/11"

2004

2003

2002

  • David Greenaway
    "Can the European Union Afford the Euro and Enlargement in the East?"

2001

2000

  • Stefan Collini
    "The Authority of the Academy: Intellectuals and Their Publics in the 20th Century"

1999

1998

  • Jackson Lears
    "The Gambler's Grail: Grace, Luck, and Fortune in American Cultural History"

1997