• Southwestern University Jane Goodall Shilling Lecture
    Southwestern University Jane Goodall Shilling Lecture


About the Shilling Lecture

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 Southwestern University series showcases internationally
prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service and public policy.


Past Speakers

  • Scott Simon: Journalist & host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR Let Yourself Be Changed (2014)
  • Jane Goodall: Conservationist & United Nations messenger of peace Sowing the Seeds of Hope (2013)
  • Thomas Friedman: Columnist, The New York Times That Used To Be Us (2012)
  • Blake Mycoskie: Founder, TOMS Shoes The New Rules for Tomorrow’s Business: A Student’s Guide to Making a Difference in the World (2011)
  • Dr. William H. Foege: Senior Fellow, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation How to Get Wise Before You Get Old (2010)
  • Wangari Maathai: Chair, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Nairobi Sustainable Development, Democracy and Peace (2009)
  • Bill Bradley: Former U.S. Senator The New American Story, including Nine Questions to Ask Before Voting for President (2008)
  • James Baker III: Former secretary of state, co-chair of Iraq Study Group The Case for Pragmatic Idealism (2007)
  • Thomas H. Kean: former Governor of New Jersey, Chair, 9/11 Commission 9/11 and the War on Terror — Looking Forward (2006)
  • Benazir Bhutto: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Unleashing the Chains of the Past in the Third Millennium (2005)
  • The Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Chancellor, University of the Western Cape Peace and Reconciliation (2004)
  • Karen Hughes: advisor to President George W. Bush Public Service from the Statehouse to the White House (2003)
  • Marian Wright Edelman, William Sloane Coffin, John D. Maguire: Toward the Well-Being of Humanity: Lessons Learned (2002)
  • Jimmy Carter: 39th President of the United States of America Moral Leadership in a Global Community (2001)
  • Bill Moyers: Journalist, Author, Documentarian Soul of Democracy (2000)


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