Past Lawther Lectures

The Lawther Lecture has been delivered since 1975. Below is a list of recent speakers and their affiliations.

  • 2015: Dr. I-Min Lee, Professor, Harvard School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 2014: Dr. Abigail J. Stewart, Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
  • 2011: Dr. Steven N. Blair, Professor, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
    • Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century?
  • 2009: Ms. Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Center, NYC
    • How Can Today's Audiences Appreciate Martha Graham's Shocking Originality When Other Artists Have Adopted So Many of her Innovations?
  • 2008: Dr. Alex Johnson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, MGH Institute for Health Professions, Boston
    • Connecting the Dots: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Human Communication
  • 2007: Dr. Mary H. Tabacchi, Associate Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
    • Wellness: The Power Within You
  • 2006: Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa, Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
    • Health and Healing: Promoting Differences in the Boundaries of Sameness
  • 2005: Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Professor and Director of Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
    • Media Representatives of the Post-Title IX Female Athlete: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous
  • 2004: Ms. Deborah Jowitt, Dance Critic, Historian, and Choreographer
  • 2003: Dr. Gary Jacobson, Professor and Director of Audiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 2002: Dr. Sally Shumaker, Founding Director, National Women's Health Center of Excellence, Wake Forest University
    • Women's Health Research: What We Know, What We Need to Know and Where