Pierce Past Lectures

2013-Junot Díaz
An Evening With a Pulitzer Prize and New York Times Bestselling Author

2013-Wole Soyinka
Writing for Freedom

2012-Robert Reich
The Global Economy and the Future of Everything National

2012–Carlos Fuentes
From Law to Literature: A Personal Journey

2011–Kay Redfield Jamison
Minds on Fire: Mood Disorders and Creativity

2011–Spike Lee
America Through My Lens

2009–Sherman Alexie
Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic, and Highly Irreverent Look at the World

2009–Suzan-Lori Parks
An Evening with Suzan-Lori Parks

2008–Twyla Tharp
The Creative Habit

2008–Cory Booker
An Evening with Cory Booker

2007–David Brooks
How Does Being American Shape Us?

2007–Philip Glass
An Evening with Philip Glass

2006–Cornel West
Democracy Matters

2006–Edward Albee
Improvisation and the Creative Mind

2005–Fareed Zakaria
The Future of Freedom

2005–Nina Totenberg
The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You

2004–Robert Pinsky
Poetry in the World

2004–Terry Tempest Wiliams
The Open Space of Democracy

2003–Anna Deavere Smith
Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change

2003–David Halberstam
The Children: The Unique Courage and Faith of Ordinary Citizens to Change America

2002–Thomas Friedman
Global Economy and American Foreign Policy