All University Lecture Series events take place on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm in Hall Auditorium on Miami University's Oxford campus unless otherwise noted. Tickets will be available at the door at 6:30 pm. Any seats not filled by 7:20 pm will be given to other attendees. A question and answer session will follow each lecture, as well as a reception. All lectures are free and open to the public if space is available. View tickets for more information.
Everyday Leadership: Leading with Lollipops
Monday, March 6, 2017 - *Wilks Theater
Drew Dudley, the former Director of one of the largest university leadership development programs in Canada at the University of Toronto, nevertheless embraces the idea that “leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.”
In Dudley’s current role as the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership, he works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. His clients have included McDonald’s, Dreamworks Animation, Proctor &Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, and over 75 colleges and universities.
Dudley has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his TED talk was voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and has been viewed millions of times around the web. TIME recently named the talk one of their “seven speeches that will make you a better leader.”
Beyond Black & White
Monday, April 3, 2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. His new book, Writings on the Wall - Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, was released Fall 2016 and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.
In late 2015, his HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time.
Currently Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational STEM opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. His first comic book series, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook was released during Comic-Con in San Diego in July 2016 and continues to be a bestseller. His next book will be a memoir, Coach Wooden & Me – our 50 year friendship, set to debut June 2017.