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  • Recordings of past convocations have been archived here.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.


Sep 28

Convocation: Michael Duffy

Executive editor and Washington Bureau chief of TIME Magazine

Friday, September 28th, 2012
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Michael Duffy Convocation

Michael Duffy is executive editor and Washington Bureau chief of TIME Magazine. He joined the magazine in 1985 and has covered the Pentagon, the Congress, the White House and national security.  He currently oversees the magazine's coverage of politics, presidents and national affairs and is the coauthor of two books with TIME's Nancy Gibbs, including the recent New York Times bestseller, The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity, published in April.  He has appeared on CBS Face the Nation, NBC's Meet the Press and is a regular contributor PBS' Washington Week.

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