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.

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (102608)

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

2015 - 2016

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

2013 - 2014

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman (38708)

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

2011 - 2012

Secretary of State James Baker (103146)

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

2009 - 2010

Senator Bill Bradley and Speaker Newt Gingrich (103152)

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