Natasha Trethewey – May 2, 2016

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Join us on Monday, May 2 for the 18th Annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey.





Dr. Joanne Freeman – Nov. 18, 2015

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Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 18 for the 26th Annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture featuring renowned historian and professor Dr. Joanne Freeman.  


Frank J. Williams – March 11, 2015

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Join us on Wednesday, March 11 for the 25th Annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture featuring retired Chief Justice Frank J. Williams.  

David Finkel – Feb. 11, 2015

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Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. for the 17th Annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel.

In the Arena – Oct. 21, 2014 

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Tuesday, Oct. 21 featured a public lecture titled "In the Arena: The Middle East in Flames," with Ninth Headmaster Dr. John Nagl and distinguished alumnus and renowned columnist Al Hunt Jr. ’60.


Upcoming Events

Sat Oct 15

Best for Boys Speaker Series

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Wed Feb 22

Hallowell Literary Lecture

Location: Ball Auditorium
7:30 PM
Sat Mar 11

Best for Boys Speaker Series

Wed Apr 12

Parker History Lecture

7:30 PM

Past speakers include:

Jane Goodall
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Jonathan Granoff

President, Global Security Institute 

Ashok Gangadean

Global Policy Institute, Haverford College 

Audrey Kitagawa

U.N. Advisor, Spritual Leader 

Craig Eisendrath

Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy 

Rep. Joseph Hoeffel

U.S. House of Representatives (1999-2005 for Pennsylvania's 13th District)

Jay Parini

Author, poet 

Donald Miller


Bob Bigelow

Author & former NBA player 

Donna Rice Hughes


Donald Miller


Tim O'Brien


Dan Kindlon

Psychologist & author 

Dr. David Abshire


Phil Caputo

Pulitzer Prize-winning author 

Al Hunt '60

Editor for Bloomberg News, host of TV showPolitical Capital; Executive Washington Editor for the Wall Street Journal

Judy Woodruff
American television news anchor and journalist

Derek Walcott

Poet, Nobel Prize in literature 

David Halberstam


Mark Helprin


Norman Mailer


Eric Lindros

Former NHL hockey player 

John Spagnola

Former football player 

David Halberstam

Author & historian 

Donald Hall

Professor, poet 

Dr. James McPherson

Professor of History, Princeton University 

Lani Guinier

Professor of Law 

Sonia Sanchez


Michael Dorf

History professor, Columbia University 

Julian Bond

Civil rights leader 

Dr. Drew Gilpen Faust

Former History professor, University of Pennsylvania; President, Harvard University

Randall "Tex" Cobb


Dr. William H. Chafe

History professor, Duke University 

Dr. Michael Reichert

Psychologist, author

Wolfgang Sawallisch


Dr. Alan Brinkley

History professor, Columbia University 

Lawrence Eagleberger

Former Secretary of State 

David Eisenhower

Author & grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Bill Bradley

U.S. Senator

The Hon. Richard J. Hughes

Former Governor of New Jersey 

Stephen Schwartz


Dr. Sharon Ullman

History professor, Bryn Mawr College 

Bob Beamon

Former athlete 

Dr. David Barry Gasper

History professor, Duke University 

James Trelease


Professor Gabor Boritt

History professor, Gettysburg College 

Sheldon Hackney

Former Univ. of Pennsylvania president 

Eddie Lawrence


E. Digby Baltzel

Author, educator 

Ashby Harper


Stanton Carroll
, M.D.
Critical care surgeon

Marc Howard

Television news reporter

Jeff Shaara


Paul Zarzyski
Cowboy poet

Rev. Joe Watkins
TV political analyst