Speaker Series Archives - Buckley Institute

Discussions, debates, and discovery.

Learn about our upcoming events featuring thoughtful discussions, Firing Line debates, in-depth seminars, and much more. Recordings of past events are also available.

Speaker Series

Throughout the academic year, the Buckley Institute produces a lecture series, free and open to the public, that brings to the Yale campus notable intellectual leaders, politicians, and professionals from across the disciplines.

Upcoming Speakers

Education in America

Panel on Education in America with Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr., Heritage Foundation's Lindsey Burke, and AEI Senior Fellow Robert Pondiscio

Living the American Dream with Dr. Ben Carson

The Buckley Institute hosts Dr. Ben Carson through the Young America’s Foundation’s Irving Brown Lecture Series for a talk titled "Living the American Dream."

Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize Lecture with Prof. Amy Chua

John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School Amy Chua receives the 2023 Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize and delivers her lecture.

“I saw these Buckley Program speakers coming through and they clearly represent a totally different worldview. I would just go to these talks and I would meet these incredibly thoughtful people who would be able to defend positions that I had never heard really defended properly before.”

— Alex Hu ’23

“The Buckley Program has allowed me to be intellectually challenged, and has offered incredible opportunities to hear from, meet, and be inspired by speakers who voice political opinions that all-too-often go unheard in other settings at Yale.”

— Tasha Dambacher ’25

“I think the biggest reason why Buckley’s so important is the speakers that it brings in… Some of the things that they’re talking about are things that you never hear in your classes at Yale, you never hear your professors say, and we’re just engaging with it right there on Yale’s campus.”

— Julia Zrihen ’24

Past Speakers