Illinois Institute of Technology Distinguished Lectures

Presidential Lecture Series | March 11, 2014
Mark D. Rosen delivers his lecture "U.S. Immigration Law: History, Theory, and Political Implications" as the fifth installment of the Presidential Lecture Series. Click here to view the video. 

A Conversation with John W. Rowe: "The Heart of the Matter" | November 20, 2013
John W. Rowe—renowned Chicago civic leader, IIT regent, current member and former chairman of the IIT Board of Trustees, and chairman emeritus of Exelon Corporation—delivered a presentation about the 2013 report published by the Commission of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and its relevance to higher education. Click here to view the video.

Presidential Lecture Series | November 14, 2013
The fourth installment of the Presidential Lecture Series, hosted by IIT President John L. Anderson, featured Douglas Massey, who spoke about "America's Immigration Policy Fiasco." Click here to view the video.

Presidential Lecture Series | March 5, 2013
Werner Sobek delivers his lecture "Building the World of Tomorrow" as the third installment of the Presidential Lecture Series. Click here to view the video.

Presidential Lecture Series | January 15, 2013 
The second installment of the Presidential Lecture Series, delivered by John M. Deutch, covered the topic "Energy Outlook for North America and the World." Click here to view the video.  

Presidential Lecture Series | October 19, 2012 
Irwin M. Stelzer delivers the inaugural lecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology Presidential Lecture Series, entitled "Sustainable Growth: Common Sense and Compromise Rather Than Ideological Purity." Click here to view the video. 

College of Architecture Lecture | October 3, 2012
Wiel Arets, IIT College of Architecture dean, delivers a lecture based upon his current work. Click here to view the video.  

Benjamin Franklin Project Lecture | April 26, 2012
The IIT College of Science and Letters hosted the annual Benjamin Franklin Project lecture, delivered by Ralph Lerner, Benjamin Franklin professor emeritus and professor in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. Click here to view the video: part 1, part 2.

Sigma Xi Lecture | April 18, 2012
Gabriel Spitzer, creator of WBEZ's Clever Apes and reporter at KPLU Seattle, presented the Sigma Xi lecture, "Science into Stories: The Human Angle on Research and Discovery" as part of IIT's annual Graduate College Research Day. Click here to view the video.

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Lecture | April 12, 2012
Lori Andrews, distinguished professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, addressed the topic of "How Social Networks are Changing Our Lives and Our Culture" at this seminar on Privacy and Social Media. Click here to view the video.

Benjamin Franklin Project Lecture | March 15, 2012
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood presented the Benjamin Franklin Project Lecture. Click here to view the video.

Darsh T. Wasan Lecture | October 26, 2011
Alice P. Gast, a renowned leader in higher education and a distinguished researcher in the study of surface and interfacial phenomena, delivers the 2011 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture. Gast was appointed the 13th president of Lehigh University in 2006 and is the co-author of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, a classic textbook on colloid and surface phenomena. She has presented named lectures at several of the nation's leading research institutions. Click here to view the video.

College of Architecture Lecture | October 24, 2011
Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., delivered an IIT College of Architecture lecture. Click here to view the video.

Lederman Lecture | October 14, 2011
IBM Fellow Don Eigler presented the 2011 Lederman Lecture "The Small Frontier" on October 14, 2011, followed by a student forum. Click here to view the video.

Kilpatrick Lecture | September 23, 2011
The IIT Department of Chemistry welcomed Harvard University Department of Chemistry's Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor George Whitesides to deliver the 2011 Kilpatrick Lecture. A pioneer in fundamental research who pushes the bounds of interdisciplinary collaboration to establish new fields in science and develop them toward practical applications with the potential to change the everyday world in which we live, Whitesides is the founder of Diagnostics for All, a nonprofit enterprise to provide low-cost, easy-to-use, postage-stamp-sized disagnostics to be used onsite in developing countries. Click here to view the video. 

Darsh T. Wasan Lecture | October 13, 2010
Susan Solomon (CHE '77) presents the 2010 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture, "A Tale for Our Times: Something for Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons for Climate Gridlock."Solomon is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from IIT in 1977 and her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1981. She is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science and is well known for having pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, as well as having obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish the chlorofluorocarbons as its cause. Click here to view the video.

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