Presidential Lecture Series

Presidential Lecture Series

Presidential Lecture Series


PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES

Since 2009, the Presidential Lecture Series has featured a list of distinguished and diverse guest speakers who have shared their unique observations and thoughts with the University Community.  Each lecture has been recorded and posted to one of the University of Guam's YouTube channels. Below is a list of the lectures and links to each video.

1. Hon. Congressman Ike Skelton, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, February 16, 2009
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 4 | Part 5)

2. Dr. Catherine Lutz, Professor, Watson Institute of International Studies and Dept. of Anthropology, Brown University, April 14, 2009 
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9)

3. Dr. Michael Perez, Professor, California State University, May 5, 2009
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9)

4. Hon. Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II, Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, August 12, 2009
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 Part 3 | Part 4

5. Antonio A. Oposa Jr., Environmental Attorney, March 23, 2010 
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 |Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11)  

6. Hon. Wallace Gregson, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asia and Pacific Security Affairs, April 30, 2010 
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5)

7. Hon. Jacquelyn Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and the Environment, May 12, 2010
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4)
8. Hon. William J. Lynn, Deputy Secretary of Defense, July 27, 2010 

9. Dr. Tina DeLisle, October 22, 2010 
(Play: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10)

10. Jon M. Van Dyke, Constitutional Law Scholar/Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, November 10, 2010 
(Play: Part 1 Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

11. Hon. John P. deJongh Jr., Governor of US Virgin Islands, May 26, 2011 (Watch Video)

12. Dr. Tupeni Baba, Deposed Deputy Prime Minister, June 8, 2011 (Watch Video)

13. Dr. Vicente Diaz, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, August 23, 2011 (Watch Video)

14. Dr. Thomas Stolz, Professor, University of Bremen, September 20, 2011 (Watch Video)

15. Dr. Michael J. Levin, Senior Census Trainer, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, April 24, 2012 (Watch Video)

16. Jeremy Barns, Director of the National Museum of the Philippines, January 24, 2013 (Watch Video)

17. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, Esq. Chief Executive Officer of TLC Beatrice LLC, February 19, 2013 (Watch Video)

18. Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D., M.A.C.P., Chairman, Fukushima Nuclear Incident Investigation Commission, October 14, 2013 (Watch Video)

19. Hon. Vicente (Ben) G. Blaz, Member of Congress (1988-1993), October 21, 2013 (Watch Video)

20. Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, Filipino Entrepreneur, November 12, 2013 (Watch Video)

21. Anthony M . Babauta, Former Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, December 12, 2013 (Watch Video

22. Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., Professor & Chemist,University of Florida, April 10, 2014 (Read More)

23. Matthew J. Farrer, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, May, 20, 2014 (Read More)

24. Bette Bolivar, Rear Admiral, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, October 27, 2014 (Watch Video from Joint Region Marianas)

25. Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Activist, March 18, 2015 (Watch Video

26. James Robert Obergefell, Plaintiff-Obergefell v. Hodges, May 22, 2015 (Watch Video)

27. Giff Johnson, Editor, Marshall Islands Journal, October 19, 2015 (Watch Video) 

28. Royce Gracie, pioneer of mixed martial arts (MMA) and UFC Hall-of-Famer, November 17, 2015 (Watch Video)

29. Miguel Vilar, Project Manager and Scientific Lead for the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project, January 26, 2016 (Watch Video)

30. Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, former National Basketball Association (NBA) Player, January 17, 2017 (Watch Video)

31. Rep. Amata Radewagen, U.S. Representative to American Samoa, May 8, 2017 (Watch Video)

32. Dr. Tom Brislin, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, September 26, 2017 (Watch Video)

33. Atty. Paul Smith, Vice President for Litigation and Strategy, Campaign Legal Center and Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law School, October 24, 2017 (Watch Video) 

34. Hon. Hynek Kmoníček, Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States |  February 15, 2018 (Watch Video) 

35. Leo Babauta, Bestselling Author and Creator of zenhabits.net  |  April 24, 2018 (Watch Video)

36. Dr. Craig Santos Perez, Award-Winning Poet and Professor of English, University of Hawaiʻi |   Mānoa, May 9, 2018 (Watch Video)

37. Fr. Francis X. Hezel, SJJesuit preist, parochial vicar, Santa Barbara church  |   January 22, 2019 (Watch Video

38. David Greene, Journalist and Host of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and co-host of NPR’s morning news podcast, “Up First"  |  February 1, 2019 (Watch Video)

39. Inara Verzemnieks, Author of the acclaimed memoir “Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe”  |  February 12, 2019 (Watch Video)

40. Law Week Panel Presentation featuring Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr., U.S. Magistrate Judge, Joaquin C. Arriola, Sr., Attonery, and Leevin Taitano Camacho, Attorney General of Guam  |  May 20, 2019 (Watch Video)



Watch the latest Presidential Lecture featuring a Law Week Panel Presentation held on May 20, 2019 at the CLASS Lecture Hall.