Santa Clara University

2011-2012 President's Speaker Series

President's Speaker Series Archive

2015 - Our Human Experience

Ronnie Lott

What Makes a Champion?
October 9, 2014

Andy Ackerman

An Evening with Andy Ackerman
February 9, 2015

Madeleine Albright

Economy and Security in the 21st Century
May 5, 2015

2014 - Shared Values in the World, the Nation, and the Community

Condoleezza Rice

No Higher Honor
October 10, 2013

Jed York

A Conversation with Jed York
January 15, 2014

Eboo Patel

Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
April 9, 2014

2013 - Enlivening the Whole Person: Head, Heart, and Body

Reza Aslan

The Promise and Perils of the Arab Spring
October 11, 2012

Amy Tan

The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
January 17, 2013

David Kessler

Dances with Robots
The Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship
April 9, 2013


Paul Otellini

The Innovation Imperative
October 6, 2011

Steve Wozniak

From Garage to Global Importance: the Rise of the PC
January 26, 2012

James McLurkin

Dances with Robots
April 16, 2012


David Drummond

April 13, 2011

Rosalyn Higgins

Feb. 24, 2011

Leon Panetta

October 8, 2010

2010 - Globalization: Boon or Bane for Humanity?

Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security in a Networked Age
October 15, 2009

Jon Sobrino, S.J.

The Challenge of the Salvadoran Martyrs
November 5, 2009

David Sanger

The Financial Crisis and the Loss of America’s Global Leverage
January 14, 2010

Regina Rabinovich

The Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship
Global Health: Taking Stock of ‘Neglected Diseases’
April 13, 2010

2009 - Politics and Religion: On a Collision Course?

Michael Eric Dyson

The Collision of Politics, Religion, and Race
October 9, 2008

Lisa Sowle Cahill

January 15, 2009

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right
March 11, 2009

Avraham Burg

God and Politics in the Middle East
May 6, 2009


Jane Goodall

Reason for Hope
October 8, 2007

Robert M. Sapolsky

The Biology of Our Individuality: How to Make Sense of Our Behavior in the Context of Brains, Genes, and Hormones
January 16, 2008

Dr. Paul Berg

Brilliant Science, Dark Politics, Uncertain Law
The Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship
March 12, 2008

Michael S. Malone

The Significance of the Entrepreneur in American History
May 6, 2008


Leon Panetta

Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
May 31, 2007

Reza Aslan

The Clash of Monotheisms or How to Win a Cosmic War
January 17, 2007

Khaled Hosseini

February 13, 2007