Presidential Symposium Series

About the Series

Baylor University is pleased to announce the Presidential Symposium Series in honor of Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of the University.

The series features scholars from around the nation speaking on topics relevant to the Baylor mission in the context of national and global perspectives. All events are open to the public without charge.

The Role of the Supreme Court in American Society

September 17, 2010

The initial symposium and related break out sessions for the series was held on September 17, 2010. For more information on please visit Presidential Inaugural Symposium and Break-Out Sessions.

October 29, 2010

Kenneth G. Elzinga (Read More)
Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics, University of Virginia

Speaking on the distinction between Christian higher education and Christians in higher education

December 1, 2010

Jean Bethke Elshtain (Read More)
3:00pm-5:00pm
Kayser Auditorium
Hankamer School of Business

Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School, Department of Political Science and the Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago.

Speaking on the value of liberal education

December 7, 2010

Nancy Cantor (Read More)
3:00pm-5:00pm
Blume Banquet Hall, Fifth floor, Cashion Academic Center
Hankamer School of Business

Chancellor and President, Syracuse University

Speaking on engagement of the university with the community

January 19, 2011

Baruch A. Brody (read more)
Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Rice University

Speaking on ethics in the twenty-first century

March 31, 2011

Lee S. Shulman (Read More)
3:00pm-5:00pm
Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer School of Business

Former President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Former faculty member, Stanford University and Michigan State University

Speaking on Learning to Profess: Challenges and Opportunities for Liberal Education in Faith-based Universities

April 9, 2011

Mark A. Noll (Read More)
4:00pm-6:00pm
Paul Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Baugh-Reynolds Campus

Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, Notre Dame University

Speaking on The Place of the Bible in the Modern Christian University