From professors and journalists to cultural ambassadors and actors, the Wyant Lecture Series features speakers in the humanities, history and the arts.
The Wyant Lecture Series features speakers in the humanities, history and the arts. This endowed professorship was established by the late Louise Doherty Wyant '63 and her husband, Dr. James Wyant, in honor of Sister Anne Cyril Delaney, SND. Sister Anne Cyril was a professor of English at Emmanuel for 26 years. Through her teaching and her intellectual breadth, Sister Anne Cyril exemplified the values and relevance of the humanities and had a profound influence on generations of students.
October 16, 2014
Dr. Robert C. Green, physician-scientist in Division of Genetics and Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and director of the Brigham's Genomes to People (G2P) Program
"Empirical Approaches to Ethical Questions in the Genomic Era"
November 7, 2013
James C. Wyant, Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
"Professor to Inventor to Entrepreneur: The Excitement of High-Tech Innovation"
February 15, 2012
Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the United States
"India's Role in the Changing Global Landscape in the 21st Century"
October 5, 2011
Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University
"What will the Constitution mean in 2037?"
February 8, 2011
Boston Study Group for Middle East Peace
"Israel and Palestine - Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When?"
October 6, 2010
James Carroll, author and
Boston Globe columnist
"War, Peace and the American Conscience"
March 30, 2010
Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
"Dead Man Walking - The Journey Continues"
April 1, 2009
Kate Burton, three-time Tony-nominated actress
"From Hedda Gabler to Dr. Ellis Grey: A Life in the Theater and Beyond"
October 30, 2008
James Roosevelt, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Health Plan
"The Opportunity to Fulfill a National Goal of Universal Health Care"
March 27, 2008
Christopher Lydon, media personality and journalist
"The Last Newspaper Guy Meets the First Podcaster"
November 1, 2007
Gordon Wood, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Professor of History at Brown University
"Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different"
September 20, 2007
Katherine Jansen, Associate Professor of History at the Catholic University of America
"The Making of the Magdalen in the Middle Ages"
March 20, 2007
Sergei Kruschev, Senior Fellow at Brown University and son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khruschev
January 25, 2007
Patricia Herlihy, Louise Doherty Wyant Professor
"The Incredible Shrinking Russia: Why We Care"