Lectures

2013-14
Brian Greene
Sherman Alexie
2012-13
Andrew Sullivan
Sebastian Junger
2011-12
Suzan-Lori Parks
Carolyn Porco
2010-11
David Rohde
David Brooks
2009-10
John Irving
Fareed Zakaria
2008-09
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Paul Krugman
2006-07
Joan Didion
Tony Kushner and Robert Pinsky
2005-06
(20th anniversary year of the series)
Dr. Azar Nafisi
Ira Glass
2004-05
George Will
Cokie Roberts
Colin Powell
(campaign keynote Dec. 05)
2003-04
David Sedaris
Benazir Bhutto
2002-03
Molly Ivins
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
2001-02
Anna Deavere Smith
Amy Tan
2000-01
Frank McCourt
George Mitchell
1999-00
Garry Wills
Arthur Caplan
1998-99
Camelia Sadat
Jill Ker Conway
1997-98
Meron Benvenisti
Anna Quindlan
James McPherson
1996-97
Leroy Hood
Stephen Ambrose
1995-96
Ken Burns
Hanan Ashrawi
Doris Kearns Goodwin
1994-95
Oscar Arias
Ellen Gilchrist
Henry Louis Gates
1993-94
David McCullough
James B. Stewart
Judith Viorst
1992-93
Mark Russell
Isabel Allende
David Suzuki
1991-92
Carlos Fuentes
Jamaica Kinkaid
David Halberstam
1990-91
Louis Rukeyser
Nien Ching
Studs Terkel
1989-90
Stephen Jay Gould
Jane Bryant Quinn
Edward Albee
1988-89
Jeff MacNelly
Joyce Carol Oates
Maya Angelou
Kurt Vonnegut
1987-88
Beverly Sills
Bernard Kalb
1986-87
Philip Habib
Ellen Goodman