Institute Events

Kai Ryssdal Yates Lecture 2023

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.