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Ubben Lecture Series

The Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series brings the world's leaders to DePauw's campus.

A notable list of eminent individuals from a variety of backgrounds — including politicians, scientists, journalists, artists and human rights activists — have presented nearly 100 Ubben Lectures since the series began in 1986 through a gift from 1958 graduates Tim and Sharon Ubben. All of the programs are free and open to the public.

Past speakers have included Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Goodall, Elie Wiesel, Tony Blair, Benazir Bhutto, Jesse Jackson, Mikhail Gorbachev and Spike Lee.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle '69 returns to his alma mater on March 31, and NFL quarterback Andrew Luck will come to DePauw April 24.

Recent Speakers 

A list of DePauw's most recent Ubben Lecturers is available below, and a roster of all speakers is available in the Ubben Lecture Archives. Most include summaries and video links.

Andrew Luck

National Football League Quarterback

- April 24, 2015

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Dan Quayle '69

The 44th Vice President of the United States, Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments

- March 31, 2015

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Piper Kerman

Author, Orange Is the New Black

- February 04, 2015

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Jimmy Kimmel

Host and Executive Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

- November 08, 2014

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David Brooks

New York Times Columnist and Author

- October 04, 2014

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Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist and Author

- May 05, 2014

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