Season

Date

Topic

Speaker

Title

Venue

87-88

3/24/88

The Constitution

James Exum, Jr.

NC Chief Justice

Owens Auditorium

3/28/88

The Constitution

Daniel Inouye

US Senator

Pinehurst Middle School

4/15/88

The Constitution

Roy Parker, Ned Cline, Robert Mason, Sam Ragan

Newspaper Editors

Owens Auditorium

4/21/88

The Constitution

Dorothy Ridings

Pres. US League of Women Voters

Owens Auditorium

88-89

12/7/88

State of the Child: Perspectives on Education in NC over the Past 25 Years

Dr. William Friday

Pres. UNC System

Owens Auditorium

2/28/89

State of the Child: Stresses and Supports for Parents in the 90’s

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

Pediatrician, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/2/89

State of the Child: Changing Family Demographics: The Future for Our Children

Dr. Shirley Dennis

US Dept. of Labor Women’s Bureau

Owens Auditorium

3/18/89

State of the Child Conference

Conference with Niblock (NC Child Advocacy Institute), Dornan (Public School Forum of NC)

Educators

Owens Auditorium

89-90

3/27/90

Environment: The Future of North Carolina Beaches

Dr. Orrin Pilkey

Professor Duke, Author

Owens Auditorium

4/11/90

Environment: Eating and Drinking Clean

Ralph Nader

Consumer Advocate

Owens Auditorium

4/22/90

Environment: Earth Day

Controlled Participation Seminar

Owens Auditorium

90-91

2/18/91

Ethics: Political, Personal, Professional

Dr. G. McLeod Bryan

Professor Wake Forest University

Owens Auditorium

3/1/91

Ethics

Tom Wicker

Author, Journalist

Owens Auditorium

4/11/91

Ethics: Ethical Responsibility in the Modern World

Maya Angelou**

Poet, Actress

Owens Auditorium

91-92

2/24/92

Responsibility of Freedom in a Changing World

Pat Schroeder

US House of Representatives

Owens Auditorium

3/23/92

Responsibility of Freedom in a Changing World

Dr. James Leutze

Chancellor UNC at Wilmington

Owens Auditorium

4/14/92

Responsibility of Freedom in a Changing World

Dr. John Hope Franklin

Professor Duke, Author

Owens Auditorium

92-93

2/11/93

Money, Power, Politics

Chuck Stone

Professor UNC, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/25/93

Money, Power, Politics

Sue Myrick

NC US Senate Candidate

Owens Auditorium

3/18/93

Money, Power, Politics

Edwin Yoder

“Author, Journalist”

Owens Auditorium

93-94

11/9/93

Remembering the Holocaust: Kristallnacht (Anne Frank Series)

Sidney Shachnow

Com. Gen. US Army JFK Center for Special Warfare

Owens Auditorium

1/11/94

Tolerance: Facing Our Past, Shaping Our Future

James Kilpatrick

Author, Journalist

Owens Auditorium

1/20/94

Tolerance: Facing Our Past, Shaping Our Future

Dr. John Shelton Reed

“Professor UNC, Author”

Owens Auditorium

2/15/94

Tolerance: Facing Our Past, Shaping Our Future

Dori Sanders

SC Author

Owens Auditorium

94-95

1/25/95

America: A Culture in Crisis?

Terry Sanford

US Senator

Owens Auditorium

2/23/95

America : A Culture in Crisis?

David Broder

Journalist

Owens Auditorium

3/21/95

America: A Culture in Crisis?

Moore County Panel for Youth (B. Carter, J. Dempsey, J. Person, M.M. Pope; D. Bruton, Moderator)

Owens Auditorium

95-96

1/16/96

Conflict Resolution

Susan Eisenhower

Center for Post-Soviet Studies, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/22/96

Conflict Resolution

David Gergen

Journalist

Owens Auditorium

3/28/96

Conflict Resolution

Charles Hamilton

Professor Columbia Univ., Author

Owens Auditorium

96-97

1/15/97

Challenges in a Changing World

William Leuchtenburg

Professor UNC, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/5/97

Challenges in a Changing World

Dr. Crystal A. Kuykendall

“DC Attorney, Author”

Owens Auditorium

3/6/97

Challenges in a Changing World

Georgie Anne Geyer

Journalist

Owens Auditorium

97-98

11/18/98

Protecting the Unprotected

Dr. Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall Institute

Pinecrest Auditorium

2/10/98

Protecting the Unprotected

Art Davidson

Alaskan Author

Owens Auditorium

3/10/98

Protecting the Unprotected

Robert & Phyllis Oakley

Ambassador; Asst. Sec. for Refugees

Owens Auditorium

98-99

3/16/99

Issues of Our Times: First Sam Ragan Public Policy Lecture

Rowland Evans

Journalist

Owens Auditorium

5/18/99

Issues of Our Times: Local Advocate Moves to Raleigh

Dr. David Bruton

MD, NC Sec. Health/Human Resources

Owens Auditorium

5/25/99

“Issues of Our Times: Caging the Genies: A Workable Solution for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons”

Adm. Stansfield Turner

Admiral US Navy Ret.

Owens Auditorium

99-2000

10/21/99

Issues of Our Times: An Evening with Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor

US Supreme Court Justice

Owens Auditorium

11/4/99

An Evening with Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis

Entertainer, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/16/00

Issues of Our Times:The Historical Record and Policitcal Significance of the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Geir Lundestad

Nobel Institute, Author

Owens Auditorium

4/20/00

Issues of Our Times: The Intangibles Tax (Second Sam Ragan Public Policy Lecture)

Burley Mitchell, Jr.

NC Supreme Court Justice

Owens Auditorium

2000-2001

10/16/00

Leadership

Gen. Hugh Shelton

Head Joint Chiefs of Staff Ret.

Owens Auditorium

1/18/01

American Development Abroad-Toward Permanent Advantage? (Third Ragan Lecture)

James (Bud) McFarlane

National Security Advisor

Owens Auditorium

 

3/24/01

2000: A Race Odyssey

Julian Bond

Chair National NAACP

Owens Auditorium

2001-2002

11/13/01

An Evening with Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose

Author, Historian

Owens Auditorium

1/17/02

Critical Thinking about Nuclear Power, Radiation and Terrorism

Dr. Theodore Rockwell

Nuclear Engineer

Owens Auditorium

4/12/02

Sam Ragan Public Policy Lecture

Newt Gingrich

Politician

Owens Auditorium

4/19/02

What Shall We Tell the Children?

Katherine Paterson

Author

Owens Auditorium

2002-2003

10/17/02

Putting World Affairs in Perspective

Dr. James Boren

Author, Professor, Humorist

Owens Auditorium

11/7/02

Peacebuilding through Mediation and Conciliation

Dr. Robert Evans

Pres. Plowshares Institute

Owens Auditorium

6/18/02

An Evening with Bernard B. Kerik

Bernard Kerik

Former Police Commissioner of New York City

Owens Auditorium

1/23/03

pplying Lessons Learned from Grandfather Today

Arun Gandhi

Pres. Mahatma Gandhi Cnt. Nonviolence

Owens Auditorium

2/6/03

Agriculture, War, Terrorism: Who Gets the Money? (Sam Ragan Public Policy Lecture)”

Dan Glickman

US Secretary of Agriculture

Owens Auditorium

5/22/03

Islam and World Peace-Obstacles and Opportunities

Dr. Charles Kimball

“Author, Professor”

Owens Auditorium

2003-2004

10/21/03

Terrorism and International Relations (Sam Ragan Public Policy Lecture)

Alan K. Simpson

US Senator

Owens Auditorium

11/5/03

Issues of Our Times: State of the World 2003

Medard Gabel

Founder BigPicture SmallWorld

Owens Auditorium

11/24/03

Embedded in Iraq

Mark Johnson, Jay Price, Chuck Liddy, Kevin Maurer, Steve Hebert; D. Woronoff, Moderator

Owens Auditorium

1/29/04

Patriots, National Security, Civil Liberties

Gene R. Nichol

Dean, UNC School of Law

Owens Auditorium

2/26/04

Epidemics in the 21st Century: Recent Experiences and Future Predictions

Daniel Sexton

Physician, Duke U. Infectious Disease Dept.

Owens Auditorium

2004-2005

9/14/04

Embedded in Iraq, Part 2 (co-sponsor The Pilot, Sam Ragan Lecture)

Panel discussion with reporters

Owens Auditorium

10/14/04

Cancer Research Update (co-sponsor First Health Moore Regional Hospital)

Dr. LaSalle Leffall

Surgeon, Oncologist, Medical Educator

Owens Auditorium

11/9/04

How Third World Countries View America

Fatos Tarifa

Ambassador to the US from Republic of Albania

Owens Auditorium

1/13/05

Brown vs. Board of Education: 50 Years Later

Randolph Carter

Director of East Ed

Owens Auditorium

5/26/05

Poverty

Dr. Ruby Payne

Educator, Author

Owens Auditorium

2005-2006

9/15/05

Hope and Honor

Gen. Sidney Shachnow

Special Forces, Author

Owens Auditorium

10/11/05

Tom Cruise Had It All Wrong…The Real Story of Mental Health

Dr. Ken Duckworth

Psychiatrist, Asst. Professor at Harvard, NAMI

Owens Auditorium

1/19/06

Truth and Fiction in the DaVinci Code

Dr. Bart Ehrman

Professor, Department Chair of Religious Studies at UNC, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/23/06

Managing to Win

Charles “Lefty” Driesell

College Basketball Coach

Owens Auditorium

3/6/06

America: The Road Ahead

George McGovern

US Senator, Democratic Nominee for US President

Owens Auditorium

2006-2007

9/21/06

General George C. Marshall: The Man Behind the Plan

Mary Skutt

Biographer, Author

Owens Auditorium

2006-2007

9/30/06

A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness (sponsored by NAMI and First Health of the Carolinas)

Patty Duke

Academy Award Actress, Author

Owens Auditorium

10/4/06

“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”

Jack Hanna

TV Host, Director Emeritus, Columbus, Ohio Zoo

R. E. Lee Auditorium

11/7/06

Ethics in a Secular Society

Jeb Magruder

Deputy Campaign Director, Pres. Richard Nixon; Author

Owens Auditorium

2/7/07

Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass: His Life and Times

Fred Morsell

Actor

Owens Auditorium

3/22/07

Jesus for the Non-Religious

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Episcopal Bishop, Author

Owens Auditorium

2007-2008

9/29/07

Crazy: A Father’s Search through America’s Mental Health Madness (co-sponsor NAMI)

Pete Earley

Reporter, Author

Owens Auditorium

2007-2008

10/16/07

Leaders of the Future: Imperatives of Leadership

Frances Hesselbein

Chief Executive Girl Scouts of America, Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner

Owens Auditorium

11/8/07

Rising Seas, Shifting Shores: The Future of the World’s Barrier Islands

Dr. Orrin Pilkey

Professor Emeritus Duke School of the Environment, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/6/08

Blood Done Signed My Name

Timothy B. Tyson

Professor Duke and UNC, Author

Owens Auditorium

4/8/08

Depending on the Wisdom of Strangers: The Voter’s Self-Defense System

Richard Kimball

President Project Vote Smart

Owens Auditorium

2008-2009

9/18/08

Embedded in Iraq, Part 3 (Sam Ragan Memorial Lecture)”

Panel moderated by David Woronoff from The Pilot

Print and photojournalists from Fayetteville Observer, Raleigh News & Observer, Charlotte Observer

Owens Auditorium

2008-2009

10/4/08

Busting the Stigma of Mental Illness (sponsored by NAMI-MC)

Joe Pantoliano (Joey Pants)

Actor, Film Producer

Owens Auditorium

10/8/08

Winston Churchill’s Legacy (sponsored by English Speaking Union)

Celia Churchill Sandys

Granddaughter of Winston Churchill, Author

Owens Auditorium

2/4/09

The Hype and the Hoopla: The Good and Bad of Sports

Frank Deford

Author, Commentator

Owens Auditorium

3/12/09

10,000 Miles, 100 Cultures on a Bike (sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Carl Munro)

Jim Hendrickson

Author, Photojournalist

Owens Auditorium

2009-2010

9/16/09

Beyond the Kite Runner: Exploring Afghanistan Today

Peter Bergen

Author, CNN Analyst

Owens Auditorium

2009-2010

10/28/09

Globalization and North Carolina

Dr. Roland Stephen

Assistant Director NCSU Institute for Emerging Issues

Owens Auditorium

11/17/09

Taxes

Pinecrest High School National Forensic League Team

Debate Team coached by Libby Carter and Robert Sheard

Owens Auditorium

2/23/10

An Evening with Abraham Lincoln

Jim Getty

Actor

Owens Auditorium

3/25/10

The Trials and Triumphs of an Insurance-Free Doctor

Dr. Robert S. Berry, MD

Physician

Owens Auditorium

2010-2011

9/16/10

Ethics in the Chain of Command

Ward Carroll

US Navy Retired, Author, Editor Military.com

Owens Auditorium

2010-2011

10/1/10

Creating a Healthier Body and Mind

Mariel Hemingway

Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Actress

Owens Auditorium

10/7/10

Into the Wild

Jack Hanna

TV Host, Director Emeritus, Columbus, Ohio Zoo

R E Lee Auditorium

11/2/10

The Monuments Men

Robert M. Edsel

Author

Owens Auditorium

2/22/11

An Evening with Harriet Tubman

Kathryn M. Harris

Library Services Director at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Owens Auditorium

3/24/11

Art in North Carolina

William Mangum

Artist

Owens Auditorium

4/12/11

An Evening with Nicholas Sparks (co-sponsor SCC Foundation and grant from C. Louis Meyer Foundation)

Nicholas Sparks

Author

Owens Auditorium

2011-2012

9/28/11

A Conversation on Collegiate Athletics

Jim Dodson

Author, Editor

Owens Auditorium

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Terry Holland

Athletic Director, Ex. Asst. to Chancellor, ECU

Owens Auditorium

10/20/11

Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Should Know

David Coates

Author, Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Wake Forest University

Owens Auditorium

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Peter Siavelis

Author, Asso. Professor of Political Science, Director of Latin American, Latino Studies, Wake Forest U

Owens Auditorium

11/15/11

The History of NASCAR and Its Role in North Carolina

Howard A. “Humpy” Wheeler

General Manager Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Consultant

Owens Auditorium

3/8/12

Giving It All Away: Doris Buffett and the Sunshine Ladies Foundation

Doris Buffett

Author, Philanthropist, Sister of financier Warren Buffett

Owens Auditorium

4/12/12

Medical Mistakes: Avoiding Dangers in the Hospital, Pharmacy and Doctor’s Office

Joe and Terry Graedon

Authors, Hosts of WUNC radio show "The People’s Pharmacy"

Owens Auditorium

2012-2013

9/19/12

A Conversation on Golf

Jack Nicklaus and Jaime Diaz

Professional Golfer, Male Athlete of the Century / Sports Writer, Editor-in-Chief Golf World Magazine

Owens Auditorium

10/17/12

The Revenge of Geography

Robert Kaplan

Senior Fellow for Center for a New American Security, Author

Owens Auditorium

1/23/13

From Soldier to Survivor

MSG Mark Vomund, and canine partner Herco

US Army Ret.

Owens Auditorium

2/20/13

Ernest Green-Civil Rights Pioneer

Ernest Green

One of the nine students in Little Rock integrating Little Rock High School, member of Jimmy Carter Administration

Owens Auditorium

3/1/13

The Green Gold Rush (co-sponsor Sandhills Area Land Trust; Sam Ragan Memorial Lecture) (moved from 11/1/2012)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Senior Attorney for National Resources Defense Council

Owens Auditorium

4/4/13

Coastal Conservation

Dana Beach

Exec. Director Coastal Conservation League, Author

Owens Auditorium

2013-2014

9/11/13

Lessons Learned from a Date with Destiny: A Historical and Inspirational View of 9/11

Joe Dittmar

Owens Auditorium

10/8/13

Churches in Crisis: The Future of Christianity in America

Dr. Christopher Evans

Professor at Boston University School of Theology, Author

Owens Auditorium

10/30/13

National Implications of Military Leadership

Brig. General honda Cornum (Carl Munro Lecture)

US Army, PhD., MD

Owens Auditorium

1/14/14

Silent Too Long: What Southern Foods Would Tell Us If They Could Talk

Ray Linville (Agnes Buckley Lecture)

Professor, Sandhills Community College

Owens Auditorium

3/5/14

The Search for Josef Mengele

Dr. David Marwell

Director of Museum of Jewish History

Owens Auditorium

2014-2015

9/16/14

With Justice for All

Morris Dees (Sam Ragan Lecture)

Co-founder and lawyer, Southern Poverty Law Center

Owens Auditorium

10/14/14

Reinventing You

Dorie Clark (Carl Munro Lecture)

Marketing consultant, Author

Owens Auditorium

11/20/14

The Fight Fought at Home: The Story of Gold Star Families

Madhya Husta

Suvivor Outreach Services Coordinator, US Southern Command

Owens Auditorium

2/5/15

Introducing the Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Dr. Gregg Hecomovich with Ms. Wilma Laney

Professor and author, Winthrop University; Historical reader

Owens Auditorium

3/19/15

Security Issues Facing America Today

National Defense University Panel of 7 graduate students and professors

Selected professors and students

Owens Auditorium

2015-2016

9/10/15

The US, Iran and Global Leadership in the 20th Century

Jake Sullivan

Director of Policy Planning, US Dept. of State

Owens Auditorium

10/20/15

North Carolina and Hispanic Immigration

Javier Diaz DeLeon

Consul General of Mexico in Raliegh

Owens Auditorium

11/12/15

The Ripple Effect: What Water Means Today and Tomorrow

Alex Prud'homme

Journalist, Author

Owens Auditorium

4/7/15

How Communities Can Survive Disaster

Lauren Augustine

Director of the Program on Risk, Resilience and Extreme Events in the Office of Special Projects in the Division of Policy and Global Affairs

Owens Auditorium