Past Signature Lectures

Wilson College's Signature Lecture Series was inaugurated in the fall of 2010 by Eduardo Cadava, Head of Wilson College, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Wilson’s founding. The Series is devoted to issues of social justice—in this, it honors the students who founded the Wilson Society and who did so in the name of a more inclusive and diverse student community—and has hosted writers, activists, journalists, photographers and artists, architects, musicians, dancers, theater directors, legal theorists, philosophers, and literary critics, each of whom is a voice for a broader justice. A reception is held in the Julian Street Library after each talk or performance, giving students the opportunity to meet and talk with the speaker or performer.

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Flex-N Princeton

Gaby Moreno: Grammy-award winning Guatemalan singer

Placing Your Bets: Touring the Museum of Natural Features

The Wages of Rebellion

A New Face for Greece: What Difference Can a Woman Make

Algorithm and Blues

Reframing History: Nicaragua Revisited

Music Without Borders: An Evening With Charles Lloyd And Maria Farantouri

The Portrait in Question: Two Decades of Images

Unusual Suspects: A Meditation on Civic Lapse


Why Only an Atheist Can Be a True Christian

Cultivating Critique in the Age of Obama

How to Sustain an Activist Life

Border Cantos


Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and dancers from the D.R.E.A.M. RING, April 12, 2016

This Changes Everything

The Humanities, Terrorism, and Anti-Terrorism

Jeffrey Eugenides, in conversation with Michael Wood

Independent Media in a Time of War: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope

Forensic Architecture

It's All in the Numbers: The 99 Percent Occupiers, the 47 Percent Victims, The 14 Percent Unemployed...

Why Write?

Invisible Ink: Reading the Writing and Writing the Reading