Recordings of Convocations

  • Bailey Ulbricht ‘15
    Created 31 May 2019; Published 3 June 2019
    Honors Convocation Bailey Ulbricht '15

    Annual assembly celebrating the awards and academic accomplishments of Carleton students, featuring an address by Bailey Ulbricht ’15.

  • LaDonna Redmond, food activist
    Created 17 May 2019; Published 17 May 2019
    Convocation: LaDonna Redmond

    Food activist LaDonna Redmond offers community-based solutions to confront underlying themes of social justice within the food movement.

  • Image of Emory University political scientist, Andra Gillespie.
    Created 10 May 2019; Published 10 May 2019
    Convocation: Andra Gilespie
    Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie examines the impact of black political leadership in the post-civil rights generation.
  • Image of poet and spoken word artist, Bao Phi.
    Created 3 May 2019; Published 6 May 2019
    Convocation: Bao Phi

    Performance poet Bao Phi tells of the Vietnamese-American experience.

  • Image of journalist and author Anne Helen Petersen.
    Created 26 April 2019; Published 26 April 2019
    Convocation: Anne Helen Petersen
    • Journalist Anne Helen Petersen examines the gossip industry and the way we talk about celebrities.
  • Portrait of Stanford University psychologist and professor, Robb Willer.
    Created 19 April 2019; Published 19 April 2019
    Convocation: Robb Willer
    Social psychologist Robb Willer shares compelling insights on how to bridge the ideological divide.
  • Tom Brown '91
    Created 12 April 2019; Published 12 April 2019
    Convocation: Tom Brown '91

    Cyber security expert Tom Brown discusses cutting-edge solutions to address complex cyber threats.  (At the request of the presenter, this convocation was not recorded.)

  • Karin Agness Lips
    Created 5 April 2019; Published 5 April 2019
    Convocation: Karin Agness Lips

    Founder and President of the Network of Enlightened Women, Karin Lips affirms that one can be pro-woman and conservative.   (At the request of the presenter, this convocation was not recorded.)

  • Culinary historian and author Michael W. Twitty.
    Created 1 March 2019; Published 1 March 2019
    Convocation: Michael Twitty
    Culinary historian Michael Twitty reflects on how food is woven into cultural histories and identities.
  • Innovation and computer science scholar Neil Thompson
    Created 22 February 2019; Published 23 February 2019
    Convocation: Neil Thompson
    Innovation scholar Neil Thompson demonstrates how science is shaped by Wikipedia.
  • 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.

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