Since 1966 the World Affairs Committee - originally known as the Institute on World Affairs - has offered an annual series on a topic of international interest. The Committee on Lectures coordinates, reviews, and approves speakers and events planned by this committee.
Membership on the World Affairs Committee is open to all interested members of the university community. The Committee on Lectures appoints up to four representatives to World Affairs. These appointments are for three-year, renewable terms. The Office of the Provost appoints a faculty chair.
Students and faculty interested in joining should contact the Lectures Program director Amanda Knief for upcoming meeting dates and times.
2018-19 World Affairs Series: The U.S. Role Abroad
2017 The U.S. Role Abroad
2016 Redefining Global Security
2015 Redefining Global Security
2014 Redefining Global Security
2013 Development, Defense and Diplomacy
2012 The World in Transition
2011 The World in Transition
2010 In a World of Conflict: Finding a Way Out
2009 Can We Save the World?
2008 Why Should We Care?
2007 Global Justice and Human Rights
2006 Where Do We Go From Here?
2005 Global Justice and Human Rights
2004 Cultivating Democracy
2003 Outside Looking In: International Perspectives on Foreign Policy
2002 Religion and Conflict
2001 What Is Terrorism? Death and Globalization in the New Millennium
2000 Globalization: Trade, Debt, and Civil Disorder
1999 Globalization: Prospects for Democracy and Freedom
1998 Why Should America Care?
1997 Who Owns the World: Biodiversity, Bioethics, and World Trade
1996 Population Development and Human Rights
1995 Religions in the World
1994 Fifty Years after Hiroshima
1993 Africa: Old Myths, New Realities
1992 The New Economic Order
1991 The New World Order
1990 Eastern Europe an the World in Transition
1989 Global Tomorrow: Transforming the Ecological Crisis
1988 The Pacific Rim Nations in the Twenty-First Century: Challenge for America
1987 Revolution and Social Change
1986 Breaking the Barriers: The U.S.S.R. and the U.S.
1985 Tyranny or Freedom: Which Side Are We On?
1984 Central America and the Caribbean: Reform and Revolution
1983 International Communications
1982 North-South Dialogue: Cooperation and Confrontation
1981 Prospects for Peace
1980 What's Ahead: The Challenge of the Eighties
1978 Humankind in the 1980s
1977 Human Dignity, Survival or Disaster — South Asia
1976 Gulliver's Troubles: The United States Role Abroad
1975 A Better Life? Agrarian Change in Developing Areas
1974 The Human Prospect: Interrelationships of People and their Material World
1973 World Power in Flux
1972 World Power in Flux
1971 The Role of the Military in the World
1970 Latin America: Que Direccion?