2002-2003 convocation series announced

Rachel Hoerman


The guest speakers for Lawrence’s 2002-2003 convocation series were recently released. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, Sept. 26—President Warch will deliver the matriculation convocation speech, which marks the beginning of the convocation series.

Thursday, Nov. 14—Oliver Sacks will deliver a speech entitled “Creativity and the Brain.” Sacks, a clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is also the author of several books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, and Uncle Tungsten.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003—Susan Estrich will address the Lawrence community with a speech entitled “Civil Liberties in Times of Terror: The Balance Between Security and Freedom.” Estrich is a Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law School, the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, and the first female to serve as head coordinator of a presidential campaign.

Tuesday, March 4, 2003—Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International, and former Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, will deliver a speech entitled “Why Do They Hate Us? America in a New World.” Listed by Esquire magazine in 1999 as “one of the most important people of the 21st Century,” Zakaria became manager of Foreign Affairs at the age of 28 and covers foreign affairs for several well-known publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Thursday May 22, 2003—An Honors Convocation speech by Native American Scholar, poet, and author N. Scott Momaday will conclude the convocation series. A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Regents Professor of English at the University of Arizona, Momaday’s has dedicated much of his life and work to the preservation of Native American life and culture.