Begley Van Cleve Lecture Series

The Political Science Program, in conjunction with the Office of Convocations, sponsors a leading scholar in the field to deliver an annual lecture. Here are some of our notable guests in recent years:

  • James David Barber – 1978
  • Richard Fenno – 1979
  • Everett Carll Ladd – 1980
  • William Julius Wilson – 1984
  • Richard Pipes – 1985
  • Edward Warner – 1986
  • Ann Stuart Anderson – 1987
  • Jerry Hough – 1989
  • John Lewis Gaddis – 1998
  • Ed Meese – 2001
  • Sumit Ganguly – 2004
  • David Beckmann – 2005
  • Stephen Walt – 2008
  • Larry Sabato – 2009
  • Darrell West – 2010
  • Theodore Lowi – 2012
  • Nicholas Burns – 2013
  • Russell Hanson – 2014
  • Theda Skocpol – 2015
  • John Hibbing – 2016
  • Beth Simmons – 2017
  • Michael Klarman – 2018