Carnegie Mellon University

President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series, hosted by Carnegie Mellon President Farnam Jahanian, is designed to engage and inspire the Carnegie Mellon community on issues of emerging and preeminent relevance to society. The series, which is new for fall 2023, brings a curated list of thought leaders and world leaders to campus over the academic year.

An extension of the University Lecture Series, the series kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 28, with a distinguished lecture by Gen. Laura Richardson, the first female Commander of U.S. Southern Command. A fireside chat with Gen. Richardson and President Jahanian followed.

Past Lectures

Steven Pinker

"Human Rationality and Academic Freedom"

Steven Pinker
Harvard University Professor
Experimental Psychologist

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Watch Dr. Steven Pinker's Lecture

General Laura Richardson

"Partnering in the Western Hemisphere — Challenges and Opportunities"

General Laura Richardson
Commander, U.S. Southern Command
First Army Female Combatant Commander

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Watch General Laura Richardson's Lecture