Major Speakers: Authors and Academia

Author Martin Amis

February 27, 2013

Photo Gallery: Author Martin Amis Visits Campus

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Lafayette presented “An Evening with Martin Amis” Feb. 26 in Colton Chapel. Called “Britain’s greatest living English author” by some and “the current father of English letters” by others, Amis is the author of 13 novels, two collections of stories, five collections of non-fiction, and a memoir. Amis read from and discussed his work, as [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

February 15, 2013

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former State Department Director of Policy Planning, Will Speak at 178th Commencement

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Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University, former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, will be the principal speaker at Lafayette’s 178th Commencement Saturday, May 25, and will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Read details on the Commencement website “I am delighted that Anne-Marie Slaughter will address our graduates and [...]

Martin Amis to Speak at Lafayette Feb. 26, 2013

February 14, 2013

Martin Amis to Speak at Lafayette Feb. 26

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Lafayette will present “An Evening with Martin Amis” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Colton Chapel. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Amis will read from his work and engage in conversation about his work and the life of the late Christopher Hitchens. [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

October 26, 2012

Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter Discusses Political Hot Spots in Inaugural Class of 1961 Lecture

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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel. Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, [...]

Lafayette College

March 18, 2008

Award-Winning Novelist Salman Rushdie will Speak April 3

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Part of Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th birthday celebration, event is free and open to the public, with no tickets required Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie will speak at 8 p.m. April 3, in Colton Chapel as part of the College’s yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette. The talk [...]

Lafayette College

February 18, 2008

Author and Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem to Speak March 4

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Lecture is part of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th Celebration Writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist Gloria Steinem will speak at 8 p.m. March 4, in Colton Chapel as part of the College’s yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette. The lecture is part of the celebration’s Lives [...]

Lafayette College

February 4, 2008

Historian Simon Schama Will Speak about the End of the Slave Trade Feb. 11

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Lecture will be part of Lives of Liberty series As part of the College’s yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s birth, art critic, historian, and award-winning author Simon Schama will speak 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in Colton Chapel. The lecture is part of the celebration’s Lives of Liberty series. [...]

Lafayette College

January 29, 2008

Civil War Scholar James McPherson Will Speak on Abraham Lincoln Feb. 4

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Lafayette’s Lives of Liberty lecture series will resume with a talk entitled “Tried by War, Decided by Victory: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief” by historian James M. McPherson at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public, the Lives of Liberty lectures are part [...]