The Atkinson Lecture Series is Willamette University’s premiere speaker series. Each year the Atkinson Lectures brings a broad spectrum of the most distinguished scholars, internationally prominent leaders, artists, and critics of our time to campus for a lecture and a variety of interactions with students, faculty and the community at-large. The goal of the series is to enhance and enrich the academic and cultural life of the Willamette community.
Potential lecturers are suggested by Willamette students, faculty and staff and are selected by the President.
The Atkinson Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of the President and is supported by the Atkinson Fund.