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Cooper Series

Swarthmore College

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Department Overview

The William J. Cooper Foundation provides a varied program of lectures, performances and exhibitions which enriches the academic work of Swarthmore College. The Foundation was established by William J. Cooper to bring to campus leaders in a broad range of fields and disciplines including education, politics, the arts and sciences, and business for the benefit of faculty, students, staff, and the College community.

It provides annual funds that are used "in bringing to the College eminent citizens of this and other countries who are leaders in statesmanship, education, the arts, sciences, learned professions and business, in order that the faculty, students and the College community may be broadened by a closer acquaintance with matters of world [interest]."

Upcoming Events for the Cooper Series 2023-2024 Season

These events are made possible by the William J. Cooper Foundation.