April 2, 2016 de Tocqueville Forum at Georgetown University Thucydides and Democracy: Critical Assumptions and Their Application "... four principal assumptions in approaching Thucydides’ thought about topics such as democracy.... and the question whether those assumptions hold up." A videotape of the conference, which included Arlene Saxenhouse and Hunter Rawlings , is available here.
January 2016 Council of Indeependent Colleges Remarks on receiving the Allen P. Splete Award Miami Florida
M2nd 2015 "Classics Now!" Monmouth College
August 2014 "Big History" Dominican College of California February 6 2014 The University of Pennsylvania "The Origins of Liberal Education" January 2014 President's Panel American Philological Association Chicago Illinois: " The Best Defence is a Good Offense"
April 4, 2013 "Reading a Text in Classical Antiquity" Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
March 23,, 2013 "What Greek Does Best" Conference in honor of Peter Burian Duke University, Durham NC March 12, 2013 "The Changing Locus of Power in American Higher Education" Political Science Club Elon University, Elon NC March 5, 2013 "Liberal Education in a Global Context" Yale University, New Haven CT November 8 2012 "What MOOCs can do to (and maybe for) Liberal Education Agnes Scott College, Decatur , Georgia
November 7 2012 "Extreme Literature" (Prometheus Bound, Melville, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness ) The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
September 25 2012 "The Next Curve Ball in Higher Education" and "The Value of a Book and Why It Matters" Princeton University April 11 2012 "Why Literature?" The University of Southern Indiana
August 18 2011 "Transforming Liberal Education" The University of Great Falls, Montana April 5, 2011 "Perfect Storm: How an imminent crisis in higher education can strengthen liberal education" Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
March 21, 2011 "What Happened to the Future?" Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
November 7, 2010 Arthur and Mary Platsis Symposium in honor of H. Don Cameron: "Great Expectations: The Expected and the Unexpected in Thucydides and in Liberal Education" The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan More Information - Full Text
October 8, 2010 Lecture in honor of Jerry Clack: "We Must Call the Classics Before a Jury of the Shipwrecked" Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Newark, New Jersey Full text
June 4, 2010 Remarks at a conference on the systematic improvement of student learning Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
May 4, 2010 Jasper Jacob Stahl Lecture in the Humanities: "Valuing the Liberal Arts in Perilous Times" Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine More information
February 19, 2010 Keynote Address: "Being Systematic about Student Learning" National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education, New York, New York
February 2-3, 2010 Public Lecture: "Learning and the Liberal Arts: Susan Goes to College - But Then What?" Consultations with faculty committees on assessment and humanities center planning. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland More information
November 7, 2009 Keynote Address: "When the Budget Sinks, Can Student Learning Still Rise?" Council of Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officers Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico More information - Full text
Full text of previous talks can be found in the Writing section of the website.
Interviews and Miscellaneous Events
February 24, 2010 Interview with Learning Matters: "Liberal Arts? In this Job Market?" Listen November 19, 2009 Event: Colloquium on Liberal Education in honor of W. Robert Connor The Teagle Foundation, New York, New York More information