Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Shilling Lecture

The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series is pleased to welcome journalist and host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR Scott Simon to campus on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30pm. The title of the lecture is "Let Yourself Be Changed".


The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series was established in 1999 by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, to honor Southwestern’s 13th president, Roy B. Shilling Jr., and his wife, Margaret. The series brings to campus internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service and public policy.

Past speakers include Jane Goodall, Thomas Friedman, Blake Mycoskie, Bill Foege, Wangari Maathai, Bill Bradley, James Baker III, Thomas Kean, Benazir Bhutto, Desmond Tutu, Karen Hughes, Bill Moyers, President Jimmy Carter, Marian Wright Edelman, William Sloane Coffin, and John McGuire.

Inauguration of Edward B. Burger

The 2014 Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture is part of Southwestern University's 15th Presidential Inauguration.


Tickets to the Shilling Lecture are now available. Please proceed to the Inauguration Tickets page to reserve your seats.

Doors open for ticket pick-up at 6:15 p.m. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to pick-up reserved tickets March 17-19 from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. in the Schrum Alumni Center, 2nd Floor, Roy and Lillie Cullen Building. All other guests can pick up reserved tickets in the Robertson Center Lobby the evening of the lecture.


March 25, 7:30 pm