Previous Bemis Lectures

Highlighted Past Speakers

October 10, 2019
Lawrence Lessig, Lawyer, Activist, Academic and Author
They Don't Represent Us; Reclaiming our Democracy

May 1, 2019
Jal Mehta, Harvard Graduate School of Education Associate Professor
Learning Deeply at Scale:  The Challenge of our Times

April 26, 2017
Andy Ory
The Next Big Thing 

October 2, 2016
Heather Goldstone
All Climate Is Local: 
Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

May 4, 2016
Governor Michael Dukakis
America's Role in a Post-Obama World

November 22, 2015
Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour Business and Economics Correspondent

April 19, 2015
David Fanning
The Making of Frontline

November 9, 2014
Ralph Nader 
Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

February 9, 2014
Martin Nowak
The Evolution of Cooperation

April 28, 2013
Tim Riley
Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music—The Definitive Life

C.F. Adams

Joy Adamson

Issac Asimov

Dr. Helen Caldicott 

Boston Camarata

The Boston Opera 

Harvey Brooks

Thornton Burgess

Sarah Chayes

Steven Cohen

Bud Collins

Dave Cowens

David Donald

First Corp Cadets 

Michael Fitzgerald

Betty Friedan

Robert Frost

John Kenneth Galbraith

Hamlin Garland

Julia Glass

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Dr. Vartan Gregorian 

Joanne Hamlin

Jeffrey Hoffman 

Pauline Kael

George Kennan

Jean Kilborne

Maxine Kumin

Sergei Krushchev

Jane Langton

Anthony Lewis

Ed Logue

Dr. Jean Mayer

Mission Wolf 

David McCord

Margaret Mead

The Moscow Artists 

Sen. Patrick Moynihan

Frank Newman

Grace Paley

R.E. Peary

Roger Tory Peterson

Pocket Mime Theater 

Robert Reich

Roland W. Robbins

Woodrow Wilson Sayre 

Arthur Schlesinger

F. Hopkinson Smith 

Dr. Benjamin Spock

Lorado Taft 

Julie Taymor 

Lester Thurow

Barbara Tuchman

Stansfield Turner

Brad Washburn