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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.

Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman will visit on February 4, 2015. 

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.

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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Martin Luther King III

Human Rights Advocate and Community Activist

- November 21, 2013

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Bret Baier '92

Fox News Channel Anchor

- October 12, 2013

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