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  • Recordings of past convocations have been archived here.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.


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April 2012

Friday, April 20th

  • Convocation: David Welna '80
    • The congressional correspondent for National Public Radio covers a wide range of historic events and national issues.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 27th

  • Convocation: Rinku Sen
    • Indian-American author and community organizer offers strategies for working toward social, racial and gender equality.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

May 2012

Friday, May 4th

  • Convocation: Lila Abu-Lughod '74
    • Distinguished anthropologist considers how, while all eyes were on Cairo, young people in one Egyptian village made their own revolution.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 11th

  • Convocation: Peter Ubel '84
    • Physician and behavioral scientist explores the role of values and preferences in health care decision-making.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

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