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2009 Lectures

In 2009, the Lecture Series presented two large lectures (at Bass Concert Hall) and a series of linked events. On September 21, Dean Thomas Gilligan talked about the factors that contribute to economic growth, and revealed our role in the miraculous process of Emerging Global Economic Growth.
View the events linked to Dean Gilligan’s lecture

On September 22, Dean Paul Woodruff discussed tyranny, freedom, and democracy in How to Spot a Tyrant When You See One: Models of Tyranny and Leadership from Classical Drama. Masters students from the Department of Theater and Dance also performed short scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
View the events linked to Dr. Woodruff’s lecture