McCabe Lecture Series

Christopher Edley '73

The Thomas B. McCabe Lecture is an annual event that brings individuals with distinguished careers in varied fields to speak on campus. Most recently, Christopher Edley '73 addressed a crowded concert hall in the Lang Music Building to speak on "Creating the K-16 Education System America Needs." Edley, an educational policymaker who has served under Presidents Carter and Clinton, discussed the problems with the current system and how those problems could be creatively addressed.

Past Speakers
Year Speaker
2013 Dawn Porter '88, director and producer (video)
2012 Christopher Edley Jr. '73, dean of UC-Berkeley Boalt School of Law (video)
2011

Anne Schuchat '80, assistant surgeon general of the United States Public Health Service and director for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Center for Disease Control

2010

Cindi Leive '88, Editor-In-Chief of Glamour Magazine

2009

Victor Navasky '54, publisher emeritus of The Nation (video)

2008 David L. Cohen '77, executive vice president of the Comcast Corporation (video)
2007 Dr. John C. Mather ’68, astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Nobel Prize laureate (video)
2006 Alberto J. Mora '74, former general counsel of the Department of the Navy and current vice president and general counsel for the International Department of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2005 Kurt A. Eichenwald '83, journalist and writer about white collar crime
2004 Richard M. Harley '72, author
2003 Clyde Prestowitz '63, president of the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI) in Washington D.C.
2002 Michael S. Dukakis '55, former governor of Mass. and Democratic Party presidential candidate in 1988
1997 Paul Verkuil, former dean of the Tulane Law School and special master in the case New Jersey v. New York over the sovereignty of Ellis Island
1997 Juan A. Williams, Washington Post writer and political analyst
1995 Galina Starovoitova, member of USSR and Russian Federation legislatures
1994 Michael D. McCurry, spokesman for the U.S. State Department
1992 Clyde Prestowitz '63, president of the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI) in Washington D.C.
1990 Archibald Cox, professor of law at Harvard, head of Common Cause, and former director of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force
1988 Frank A. Oski '54, physician and chief pediatrician at Children’s Medical and Surgical Center of Johns Hopkins University
1987 Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense
1986 Hon. William W. Scranton '67, former governor of Pennsylvania