Babcock Lectureship

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable lecturers from past years: 
  • James Baker, Secretary of State
  • William F. Buckley, columnist
  • George F. Will, columnist
  • Rep. Jack Kemp
  • Sen. Robert Dole, 1996 presidential candidate
About the Series 

Babcock Lectureship

The late Mary Elizabeth Babcock, a Denison alumna and Johnstown (Ohio) philanthropist, endowed the Babcock Lectureship to “bring prominent conservative speakers to campus and thus interpret the genesis, the philosophical under-girding and policy manifestations of the American conservative heritage.”

Series Archives


‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance (88264)
March 8, 2017
The Denison University College Republicans welcome "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance.


Gov. Bobby Jindal on the 2016 election (64626)
March 24, 2016
The Babcock Lecture Series welcomes the former governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, presenting a lecture, ​"Challenges and Opportunities in America's Political Landscape: the 2016 Election and Beyond."


Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. (38708)
February 24, 2014
The Babcock Lecture Series welcomes Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.