2015-2016 Weekly Convocations

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.


February 2016

Friday, February 19th

  • Convocation: Jessica Bacal ’92
    • Jessica Bacal reveals how successful leaders used their worst on-the-job moments as learning experiences.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 26th

  • Convocation: Henry Emmons
    • Psychiatrist Henry Emmons describes the integration of mind-body and natural therapies into his clinical work to restore resilience.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

April 2016

Friday, April 1st

  • Convocation: Greg Lukianoff
    • Greg Lukianoff is an attorney who addresses threats to freedom of expression in the academic environment.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 8th

  • Convocation: Mark McClusky '94
    • Mark McClusky, a former writer at Sports Illustrated and now editor of WIRED magazine, talks about his work in sport science.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 15th

  • Convocation: Larkin McPhee
    • Larkin McPhee is an award-winning documentary filmmaker known for meticulous research, outstanding characters and powerful story-telling.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 22nd

Friday, April 29th

  • Convocation: Jeffrey Davidow
    • Jeffrey Davidow, a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, retired as America’s highest ranking diplomat.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

May 2016

Friday, May 6th

  • Convocation: Bassam Tariq
    • Bassam Tariq is a filmmaker who shares intimate stories of Muslims from around the world.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 13th

Friday, May 20th

  • Convocation: Pakou Hang
    • Pakou Hang is the co-founder and executive director of the Hmong American Farmers Association.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 27th

  • Honors Convocation
    • Annual celebration of the awards and academic accomplishments of Carleton students.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

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