Past Lectures

The 18th annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues was held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The speaker was Dr. David Lampton, Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University. The lecture was entitled, "The United States and China in the Era of the 'Pivot' to Asia." Past Jackson Lectures have featured such distinguished scholars as Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, Dr. George Weigel, Mr. Charles Hill, Dr. Robert J. Lieber, and Dr. Andrew C. Kutchins. Click on the titles below to view a recording of one of the previous Jackson lectures.

11th Annual Lectureship
Dr. Michael Mandelbaum
Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy Program
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
"The Role of the U.S. in the World Today"
April 15, 2004

12th Annual Lectureship
Dr. Harvey Sicherman
President and Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA
"The Democratic Prospect for the Middle East"
March 22, 2005

13th Annual Lectureship
Mr. Charles Hill
International Security Studies and United Nations Studies Fellow
Yale University
"The Role of the U.S. in the World Today"
April 26, 2006

14th Annual Lectureship
Dr. Robert Lieber
Professor of Government and International Affairs
Georgetown University
"America and Europe: Mars vs. Venus or Perennial Partners?"
March 27, 2007

15th Annual Lectureship
Dr. Andrew C. Kuchins
Senior Fellow and Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
"The Future of Russia...Is Hard to Predict"
March 25, 2008

16th Annual Lectureship
Dr. George Weigel
Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
Washington, D.C.
"The National Interest and the National Purpose: Moral Reasoning and U.S. Foreign Policy"
March 23, 2010

17th Annual Lectureship
Dr. Michael Mandelbaum
Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy Program
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
The Frugal Superpower: American Foreign Policy in an Era of Deficit Reduction
Thursday, March 31, 2011

18th Annual Lectureship
Dr. David Lampton
Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
"The United States and China in the Era of the 'Pivot' to Asia"
Thursday, March 29, 2012