Recordings of Convocations

  • Image of social entrepreneur, Evan Lutz, owner of Hungry Harvest.
    Created 15 February 2019; Published 15 February 2019
    Convocation: Evan Lutz
    Social entrepreneur Evan Lutz works to end food waste and hunger in America.
  • Sally Kohn
    Created 8 February 2019; Published 8 February 2019
    Convocation: Sally Kohn
    Political pundit Sally Kohn searches for common ground among political foes by focusing on the compassion and humanity in everyone.
  • Portrait image of poet and educator, Hakeem Rahim.
    Created 1 February 2019; Published 31 January 2019
    Convocation: Hakeem Rahim

    Educator and poet Hakeem Rahim shares his journey with mental illness.  (At the request of the presenter, this convocation was not recorded.)  Click here to view his TEDx talk (11:54), click here to view his "Let's Talk About Mental Illness video (4:23), or click here for his website.


  • Image of David Titley, professor of meteorology and international affairs, Penn State University.
    Created 25 January 2019; Published 25 January 2019
    Convocation: David Titley
    Scientist and retired Navy admiral David Titley assesses the national security risks associated with climate change.
  • Image of Shaun Casey, former head of the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs
    Created 18 January 2019; Published 21 January 2019
    Convocation: Shaun Casey

    Former head of the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, Shaun Casey examines ethics and international diplomacy.

  • University of Pennsylvania professor & author, Sigal Ben-Porath.
    Created 11 January 2019; Published 14 January 2019
    Convocation: Sigal Ben-Porath

    University of Pennsylvania professor Sigal Ben-Porath offers a useful framework for thinking about free-speech controversies.

  • Portrait of Native American pastor and cultural facilitator Jim Bear Jacobs.
    Created 2 November 2018; Published 2 November 2018
    Convocation: Jim Bear Jacobs
    Native American pastor Jim Bear Jacobs promotes racial and cultural reconciliation through the healing power of stories.
  • Portrait of Dr. Mae C. Jemison
    Created 26 October 2018; Published 29 October 2018
    Convocation: Mae Jemison
    Astronaut and physician Mae Jemison discusses the importance of women and minorities in science and technology.
  • Immigrant advocate and scholar, Sayu Bhojwani.
    Created 19 October 2018; Published 19 October 2018
    Convocation: Sayu Bhojwani
    Immigration scholar Sayu Bhojwani discusses how inclusion and participation make democracy stronger.
  • Jay Smooth
    Created 12 October 2018; Published 12 October 2018
    Convocation: Jay Smooth
    Cultural commentator Jay Smooth, host of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, addresses how we talk about race and politics.
  • Julio Salgado
    Created 5 October 2018; Published 8 October 2018
    Convocation: Julio Salgado
    Activist Julio Salgado shows how art can be used to educate about the unique challenges of being undocumented and gay.
  • Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
    Created 28 September 2018; Published 28 September 2018
    Convocation: Youssouf Abdel-Jelil

    UNICEF representative Youssouf Abdel-Jelil reflects on the global effort to protect children.

  • Portrait of Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art.
    Created 21 September 2018; Published 25 September 2018
    Convocation: Fred Hagstrom
    Carleton Professor Hagstrom underscores the value of the liberal arts in deepening the habit of learning, fostering curiosity and imagination for a lifetime.
  • Portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning author & journalist Isabel Wilkerson.
    Created 10 September 2018; Published 11 September 2018
    Opening Convocation: Isabel Wilkerson

    Opening Convocation ceremony featuring remarks by President Steven Poskanzer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson.

  • Image of Minnesota Representative Fue Lee, Carleton Class of 2013.
    Created 25 May 2018; Published 25 May 2018
    Honors Convocation: Fue Lee '13
    Annual celebration of the awards and academic accomplishments of Carleton students.

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