Fulbright Legacy Lectures

The Roth Endowment supports an annual series of three lectures by prominent figures in international relations, in honor of the life and work of Senator J. William Fulbright, who spent four years at Pembroke College in Oxford from 1924 to 1928. The Fulbright Legacy Lectures are co‐sponsored by the US‐UK Fulbright Commission, Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, Pembroke College, Kings College London and the University of Edinburgh.

The seventh annual Fulbright Legacy Lectures were given by Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Through lectures at King’s College London on June 12, at Edinburgh University on June 14, and at Pembroke College, Oxford on June 16, 2017, Richardson addressed the roles of and challenges faced by universities in an age of increasing populism. Read her lecture online on the University of Oxford’s website. 

Richardson completed her BA in History at Trinity College Dublin before coming to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies in political science at UCLA and Harvard University. As an award-winning professor, she has promoted interdisciplinary studies an the combination academic and creative pursuits. Her research focuses primarily on international security and counter-terrorism, and she has published numerous books addressing both issues, including Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past (2007), What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat(2006), The Roots of Terrorism (2006), and When Allies Differ (1996).

Lord Nicholas Stern will deliver the 2018 Fulbright Legacy Lectures, and is scheduled to speak at King’s College London on June 4, followed by Edinburgh University on June 6, and Pembroke College Oxford on June 8. The theme of his lectures will be “The best of centuries or the worst of centuries? Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world.”

For a complete list of Fulbright Legacy Lecture speakers, please consult the List of Honorees.

Visit the Fulbright Association’s Website to learn more about and even watch videos of the Fulbright Legacy Lectures.