2013-2014 Convocations Schedule

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

You are invited to participate in the convocation program in a variety of ways:

  • The best way is to personally attend the weekly convocations and ask a question of the speaker.
  • If you are unable to attend in person, convocations are streamed live and available for on-demand viewing afterward by tuning in here.  (Please note that there may be occasions when the speaker does not allow us to do this.)
  • Recordings of past convocations have been archived here.  Videos of many past convocations are also in the Gould Library collection.
  • Carleton students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit suggestions for future convocation speakers with this online form.


Oct 4

Convocation: Martha Nussbaum

Renowned professor of law and ethics examines questions of social justice through the lens of philosophy.

Friday, October 4th, 2013
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Nussbaum Convocation

Renowned scholar Martha Nussbaum has contributed to important contemporary conversations in the areas of feminism, international policy, global justice, animal rights and the humanities. Through the lens of philosophy, she has studied issues of moral inquiry and insight, examined questions of social justice and the ethics of development, with particular reference to the role of women in society, and presented an ambitious theory of the emotions.  As professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, Nussbaum holds appointments in the philosophy department, law school and divinity school.  A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Nussbaum is the author of several books and the recipient of multiple honorary degrees from colleges and universities in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Sponsored by College Relations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308