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Babcock Lecture Series

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable speakers 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

2017 - 2018

Denison College Republicans welcome political commentator Jonah Goldberg.

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The Babcock Lectureship welcomes former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus presenting ​"A 360-Degree View of Washington."

2015 - 2016

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The Babcock Lectureship welcomes former Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal presenting ​"Challenges and Opportunities in America's Political Landscape."

2013 - 2014

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The Babcock Lectureship welcomes former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr. presenting "Restoring America's Leadership at Home and Abroad."

2011 - 2012

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The Babcock Lectureship welcomes former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III presenting "Reflections of a Public Servant."

2009 - 2010

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The Babcock Lectureship welcomes former Senator Bill Bradley and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich presenting "Leadership in a Changing World"