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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.

Past Yates Lectures

Past Yates Lectures

2018

2017

Statue of Lion Holding Tulane Shield - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Oct 18

2016

Invitation Only
Yates Lectures
Nov 14

2015

Rooftop of Tilton Hall on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Invitation Only
Yates Lectures
Nov 09
Statue of Lion Holding Tulane Shield - The Murphy Institute
Invitation Only
Yates Lectures
Mar 05

2013

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Oct 03
Invitation Only
Yates Lectures
Mar 12

2012

Close-up of Arch on Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Jan 26

2011

Close-up of Arch on Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 01

2010

Fence In Front Of Wall on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Jan 21

2009

Photo of Tilton Hall Stairwell - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 02

2008

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 10

2007

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Mar 15

2006

Fair Trade For All by Joseph Stiglitz
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Mar 10

2005

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Mar 31

2004

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Mar 01

2003

Close-up Photo of Dragon on Tulane University's Tilton Hall - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Mar 01

2002

Tree Over Roof of Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 04

2001

Photo of Gargoyle on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Feb 15

2000

Close-up of Arch on Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 26

1999

Close-up Photo of Dragon on Tulane University's Tilton Hall - The Murphy Institute
Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 22

1998

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 24

1997

Open to the public
Yates Lectures
Apr 10

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