2018-2019 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 fields.  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.

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September 2019

Monday, September 16th

  • Opening Convocation
    • Annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the academic year.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

Friday, September 27th

October 2019

Friday, October 4th

  • Convocation: Laura Silber '82
    • Communications officer for the Open Society Foundations, Laura Silber '82 plays a leading role in advocacy for human rights.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 11th

  • Convocation: Rochelle Gutiérrez
    • Mathematics educator Rochelle Gutiérrez examines how race, class, and language affect teaching and learning.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 18th

  • Convocation: Gaelynn Lea
    • Disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea describes how she learned to forge identity in a world that leaves many out.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 25th

November 2019

Friday, November 1st

  • Convocation: Tim Duane
    • Attorney and consultant Tim Duane offers insights on solving complex energy and environmental problems.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, November 8th

  • Convocation: Kate Beane
    • Native American historian Kate Beane shares the importance of updating history to honor Indigenous peoples.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

January 2020

Friday, January 10th

Friday, January 17th

  • Convocation: Tim Leunig
    • Renowned economist Tim Leunig emphasizes the importance of cultivating creativity in our educational system.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 24th

  • Convocation: Felicia Knaul
    • International health economist Felicia Knaul advocates for better palliative care in developing countries.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 31st

  • Convocation: Peggy Shepard
    • Environmental health activist Peggy Shepard promotes the entitlement of clean air, water and soil for urban communities.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

February 2020

Friday, February 7th

Friday, February 14th

Friday, February 21st

  • Convocation: Corey Robin
    • Political theorist Corey Robin shares insights on the conservative tradition of political thought in the United States
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 28th

  • Convocation: Don Zolidis '97
    • Playwright Don Zolidis discusses the power of art and the radical nature of irreverence to change the world.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

April 2020

Friday, April 3rd

Friday, April 10th

  • Convocation: Maya Dusenbery ’08
    • Journalist Maya Dusenbery examines a medical system rife with inequities in its diagnosis and treatment of men vs. women
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 17th

  • Convocation: Scott Freeman '78
    • Environmental educator Scott Freeman '78 relates how to engage with the land rather than exploiting it.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 24th

May 2020

Friday, May 1st

Friday, May 8th

  • Convocation: Clive Thompson
    • Journalist, author, and tech expert Clive Thompson discusses how technology is changing our minds forever.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 15th

Friday, May 29th

  • Honors Convocation
    • Annual all-college assembly celebrating the awards and academic accomplishments of Carleton students.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

June 2019

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