Three World Figures Visit Lafayette

Jimmy Carter, photo courtesy of Mercer University

Jimmy Carter, photo courtesy of Mercer University

Lafayette hosted addresses by three world figures on campus in April, Tony Blair, Jane Goodall, and Jimmy Carter.

Carter, the 39th President of the United States, spoke on the Quad April 22. The talk was the inaugural Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. Pastor, who introduced Carter, is professor and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University and served as national security adviser on Latin America during the Carter Administration.

Before Carter’s visit, there was a screening of the documentary Andrew Young Presents: Carter – An Intimate Look at the 39th Presidency Monday in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium.

See photos, videos, and an article from Carter’s visit

A renowned primatologist and conservationist, Goodall delivered the Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture for 2012-13 April 11.

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Prior to her visit, Rachel Brummel, assistant professor of environmental studies, presented “Conservation and Complexity: Examining the work of Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute” April 3 in Skillman Library.

See video, article, and photo coverage of Goodall’s visit

Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, delivered the Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012-13 April 8.

A panel discussion, “Tony Blair, Britain, and a Changing World,” was held April 2 in Hogg Hall with government and law faculty members Katalin Fabian, associate professor; Michael Feola, assistant professor; and Seo-Hyun Park, assistant professor.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Read an article and watch videos from Blair’s lecture