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Public Lectures at Carleton University

Carleton University Lecture Series

A distinguished series of lectures supported by Carleton University.

Davidson Dunton Research Lecture

Established in 1983, the Davidson Dunton Research Lecture is presented by a Carleton University scholar who is active in research and has achieved international recognition. The lecture is in honour of former Carleton University President Arnold Davidson Dunton.

John Porter Memorial Lecture

This annual lecture is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in memory of John Porter, former Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University and a distinguished sociologist. The series was established in 1982.

President's Lecture Series on Business and Technology

Through this annual lecture, national leaders in business and technology are invited to campus to share their insights. This series was established in 1999.

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship Lecture

The fellowship was established in 1979 by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in memory of Marston LaFrance, former Professor of English and Dean of Arts at Carleton University. Each year, the recipient presents a seminar or public lecture on some aspect of the research conducted while on the LaFrance fellowship.

Gerhard Herzberg Lecture

Established in 1975 by the Faculty of Science, this lecture honours Gerhard Herzberg, a former Chancellor of Carleton University and recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The purpose of the lecture is to emphasize the relationship between science and society and to address an aspect of science which has a pronounced impact on our daily lives.

Kroeger College Annual Lecture in Public Affairs and Civic Society

The Arthur Kroeger College Annual Lecture in Public Affairs and Civic Society provides an opportunity for leading figures in public, private and not-for-profit sectors to reflect on issues confronting civic society and on their own contribution in dealing with these issues. Speakers will include individuals who have played leadership roles at the provincial, national and international levels as well as those who have achieved broader recognition for innovative leadership at the local level. The lecture was established in 2000 and is intended to provide greater insight into the workings of government and the major institutions in our society.

Special Lectures

Individual lectures sponsored by various academic departments or endowments.

Florence Bird Lecture

This annual lecture was established in 1987 to explore the experiences of women in Canada and abroad. It is named in honour of the Honourable Florence Bird, in recognition of her work for the CBC, CIDA, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, and the Senate. The lecture is sponsored jointly by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Munro Beattie Lecture

This lecture was established in 1985 in honour of Alexander Munro Beattie, the founder and first Chair of the Department of English, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Carleton University in teaching, scholarship and administration. The series is sponsored by the Department of English.

Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Lecture

The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Lecture was established in 1983 and is sponsored by the College of the Humanities. The lecture brings a prominent scholar in the area of religious studies and related areas to speak at Carleton.

Dick and Ruth Bell Lecture

Established in 1988 in honour of the late Dick Bell and Ruth Bell. The lecture will be delivered annually by distinguished scholars in the field of political science or by distinguished persons serving or having served in the public life of Canada or one of its provinces. Supported through the Dick and Ruth Bell Fund.

H.H.J. Nesbitt Lecture

This annual lecture was established in 1987 by the Faculty of Science in honour of H.H.J. Nesbitt, Carleton University's first Dean of Science. The lectures are presented by Carleton alumni who have earned international recognition as scientists. The topics are of general interest to the public as well as the scientific community.

McMartin Memorial Lecture

The McMartin Memorial Lecture is presented in alternate years by the College of the Humanities at Carleton University and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Ottawa. The series was established in 1969 and is funded by Mrs. J.P. Gilhooly of Ottawa in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McMartin. The lectures involve themes which promote the importance of ethical, moral, and religious standards to education and living.

Sir John A. Macdonald Annual Lecture in Business and Public Policy

This lecture, organized by the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, is endowed by the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, of which Sir John A. Macdonald was the first president. The purpose of the series is to provide an opportunity for leading figures in public, private and not-for-profit sectors to reflect on issues at the intersection of public policy and business and on their own contribution in dealing with these issues.

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