Upcoming Lectures

Lectures will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual format. Free general admission tickets will be available the Wednesday before the lecture through the Box Office for the in-person event. There will be a livestream for those who cannot/choose not to attend. 

2023-2024 Lectures

Bradley Whitford, the west wing evfect. 25 years of impact on political discourse.

Bradley Whitford - The West Wing Effect: 25 Years of Impact on Political Discourse

Monday, March 11, 2024
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Bradley Whitford, a classically trained stage actor, gained fame as White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in The West Wing, which earned him his first Emmy award in 2001. He went on to win Emmys in 2015 and 2019 for his work in Transparent and The Handmaid’s Tale and directed the show’s fifth season penultimate episode, “Allegiance.” He is looking forward to The Handmaid’s Tale’s sixth and final season.

Known also for his work in the Oscar-nominated films Get Out, The Post, Scent of a Woman, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM!, he produced the documentary, Not Going Quietly, about the life of progressive activist Ady Barkan.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Whitford studied theater and English literature at Wesleyan University and attended the Juilliard Theater Center. He has appeared on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men and in Boeing, Boeing with Mark Rylance. Off-Broadway credits include Curse of the Starving Class, Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center, and Three Days of Rain at Manhattan Theatre Club. Recently, Whitford starred in the Old Vic’s production of A Christmas Carol in Los Angeles as “Ebenezer Scrooge” and also played the scene-stealing “Narrator” in the hit farce Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

Free tickets available beginning Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 at 8 a.m. Electronic tickets available at MiamiOH.edu/boxoffice.