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Frost Foundation Lectureship

The Center for International Studies hosts the Frost Foundation Lectureship for Global Issues, an annual lecture series made possible by a grant from the Frost Foundation. The Foundation was named in honor of Edwin Ambrose Frost and Virginia Chapelle Frost and is dedicated to broadening international understanding by showcasing diverse cultural points of view.

2018 Frost Foundation Lecture

Our 2018 Frost Foundation speaker will be Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, on February 13, 2018.

Previous Frost Foundation Speakers

  • 2017: Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO of the Carter Center
  • 2016: Rwanda focus, featuring Carl Wilkens, Pierre Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Lisa Pruitt, and Michele Mitchell
  • 2015: Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Photographer and Dr. Val Moghadam on Democratization and Women’s Political Leadership in North Africa
  • 2014: Dr. Dambisa Moyo, International economist and author
  • 2013: Nicholas Carr, Author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain
  • 2012: Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico
  • 2011: Greg Mortenson, Author of Three Cups of Tea
  • 2010: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Attorney and environmental activist
  • 2009: Danya Baumeister, Co-Founder of the Biomimicry Guild
  • 2008: Erik Peterson, Senior Vice President of the Center for Strategic and International Studies