Political Theory Project

Odyssey Lecture Series

Each semester, Odyssey Lectures feature a single speaker who will take students on an extended adventure over some new and unexpected intellectual terrain.

The Lecture Series

The Odyssey Lecture Series launched in 2009 as a way to bring speakers with unique political perspectives to campus. The inaugural lecture featured Amity Shlaes, whose book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression offered an alternative view to the costs and consequences of the Great Depression and the New Deal. 

Past Odyssey lecturers include:

  • Heather Ann Thompson
  • Bill Kristol
  • Dambisa Moyo
  • Deirdre McCloskey
  • Jerry Greenfield
  • Michael Sandel
  • Randy Barnett
  • Rick Ross
  • Jonathan Rauch 

Video Archive

Videos from past lectures are available on our Youtube playlist.