Pullias Lecture Series

2017 | 39th Pullias Lecture:
Amartya Sen

Topic: Professors and Their Masters: Challenges to Academic Freedom in the Contemporary World

Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University

Read his bio here.

Past Pullias Lectures

2016 | 38th Pullias Lecture: Freeman Hrabowski

2016 | 38th Pullias Lecture, Transforming American Higher Education: A 50-year Experiment and its Lessons for the Future
Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University
of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Feature on: YouTube
2015 | 37th Pullias Lecture: Janet Napolitano

2015 | 37th Pullias Lecture, A Trifecta for the Future: Higher Education, California, and Innovation
Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California
Featured on: YouTube
2014 | 36th Pullias Lecture: Daphne Koller

2014 | 36th Pullias Lecture, The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone
Daphne Koller, Professor in Computer Science at Stanford University
Featured on: YouTube
2013 | 35th Pullias Lecture: Nancy L. Zimpher

2013 | 35th Pullias Lecture, Universities as Engines of Economic Growth and Educational Success
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York
Featured on: YouTube
2012 | 34th Pullias Lecture: Clayton M. Christensen

2012 | 34th Pullias Lecture, The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out
Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
Featured on: YouTubeUSC News
2011 | 33rd Pullias Lecture: James Paul Gee

2011 | 33rd Pullias Lecture, Games, Learning, and the Looming Crisis in Higher Education
James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Division of Curriculum & Instruction
Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.
Lecture on YouTube
2010 | 32nd Pullias Lecture: Gene Block, Jean-Lou Chameau, Michael Drake

2010 | 32nd Pullias Lecture, The Future of Higher Education: A Southern California Perspective.
Gene D. Block, Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles.
Jean-Lou Chameau, President, California Institute of Technology.
Michael V. Drake, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine.
Steven B. Sample (Moderator), President, University of Southern California.
Lecture on YouTube
2009 | 31st Pullias Lecture: C.L. Max Nikias

2009 | 31st Pullias Lecture, Beyond the Ivory Towers: On Tomorrow’s American Research University.
C.L. Max Nikias, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, University of Southern California.
Lecture on YouTube
2008 | 30th Pullias Lecture: Amy Gutmann

2008 | 30th Pullias Lecture, Great Expectations for Higher Education in the 21st Century.
Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania.
Lecture on YouTube
2006 | 29th Pullias Lecture: George D. Kuh

2006 | 29th Pullias Lecture, Student Success in College: Puzzle, Pipeline, or Pathway?
George D. Kuh, Ph.D.,Chanceloor’s Professor of Higher Education and Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2005 | 28th Pullias Lecture: Sylvia Hurtado
2005| 28th Pullias Lecture, Higher Learning for Citizenship.
Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of California, Los Angeles .
2004 | 27th Pullias Lecture: Lloyd Armstrong, Jr., Douglas Becker

2004 | 27th Pullias Lecture, Higher Education and the Global Marketplace: Entreprenurial Activity in a Dynamic Environment .
Lloyd Armstrong, Jr., Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Southern California.
Douglas Becker, Chairman and CEO, Laureate Education, Inc.
2004 | 26th Pullias Lecture: Vincent Tinto, Walter Allen, D. Bruce Johnstone

2004 | 26th Pullias Lecture, Chartering the Course: Earl V. Pullias Lecture Series on the Future of Higher Education.
Vincent Tinto, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Syracuse University.
Walter Allen, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Co-director of CHOICES, University of California, Los Angeles.
D. Bruce Johnstone, Ph.D., Director, Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, State University of New York, Buffalo.
2003 | 25th Pullias Lecture: Donald Kennedy
2003 | 25th Pullias Lecture, Governance and University Policy: Looking Before You Leap Donald Kennedy, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Stanford University.
  • 2002 | 24th Pullias Lecture: Steven B. Sample, Ph.D., Robert C. Packard President’s Chair President, University of Southern California.
  • 2001 | 23rd Pullias Lecture: Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D., Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean USC Rossier School of Education.
  • 2000 | 22nd Pullias Lecture: Arthur Levine, Ph.D., President, Teachers College.
  • 1999 | 21st Pullias Lecture: Charles B. Reed, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University System.
  • 1998 | 20th Pullias Lecture: Thomas J. Nussbaum, J.D., Chancellor, California Community Colleges.
  • 1997 | 19th Pullias Lecture: Richard C. Atkinson, Ph.D., President, University of California.
  • 1996 | 18th Pullias Lecture: Yolanda T. Moses, Ph.D., President, The City College of New York.
  • 1995 | 17th Pullias Lecture: K. Patricia Cross, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1994 | 16th Pullias Lecture: Barry Munitz, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University.
  • 1993 | 15th Pullias Lecture: Steven B. Sample, Ph.D., Robert C. Packard President’s Chair President, University of Southern California.
  • 1992 | 14th Pullias Lecture: John E. Roueche, Ph.D., Sid W. Richardson Regent’s Chair, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1991 | 13th Pullias Lecture: John Brooks Slaughter, Ph.D., President, Occidental College
  • 1990 | 12th Pullias Lecture: Ernest L. Boyer, Ph.D., President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • 1989 | 11th Pullias Lecture: Terrel Bell, Ph.D., Former United States Secretary of Education.
  • 1988 | 10th Pullias Lecture: David P. Gardener, Ph.D., President, University of California.
  • 1987 | 9th Pullias Lecture: James H. Zumberge, Ph.D., President, University of Southern California.
  • 1986 | 8th Pullias Lecture: Terry Sanford, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Duke University.
  • 1985 | 7th Pullias Lecture: K. Patricia Cross, Ph.D., Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
  • 1984 | 6th Pullias Lecture: Clark Kerr, Ph.D., President Emeritus, University of California.
  • 1983 | 5th Pullias Lecture: W. Ann Reynolds, Ph.D., Chancellor, California State University.
  • 1982 | 4th Pullias Lecture: Dale Parnell, Ed.D., President, American Association of Community Colleges and Junior Colleges.
  • 1981 | 3rd Pullias Lecture: Paul Hadley, Ph.D., Academic Vice President, University of Southern California.
  • 1980 | 2nd Pullias Lecture: Ernest L. Boyer, Ph.D., President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • 1979 | 1st Pullias Lecture: Norman Topping, M.D., SC.D., L.L.D., L.H.D., Sid W. Richardson Regent’s Chair, University of Texas at Austin.