The Shilling Lectures present internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service, and public policy.
Thomas Friedman discusses “That Used to Be Us” on February 28, 2012 (photo by Kris Luck)
Southwestern welcomed businessman and philanthropist Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, on March 8, 2011.
Epidemiologist William Foege is credited with helping to eradicate smallpox, worldwide. (photo courtesy of Brian Smale)
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai with President Schrum at the signing of the Talloires Agreement (2009)
James Baker III, former secretary of state and co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, answers questions from students (2007)
Thomas H. Kean, former Governor of New Jersey and Chair of the 9/11 Commission, takes questions from students (2006)
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, answers questions from students (2005)
Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator and Hall of Fame forward for the New York Knicks, answers questions from students (2008)
The Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks on “Peace and Reconciliation” (2004)
Karen Hughes, advisor to President George W. Bush, speaks on politics (2003).
Marian Wright Edelman, William Sloane Coffin and John D. Maguire on “Toward the Well-Being of Humanity: Lessons Learned” (2002)
President Jimmy Carter participates in a conversation and debate with students during the inauguration of Jake B. Schrum (2001)