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The Jepson Leadership Forum 2017–18 Events

Since 1992, the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies has explored how visionary leaders bring people together and drive change. The 25th anniversary Jepson Leadership Forum invites you to explore your own vision. Join us as we confront some of the most critical and divisive issues facing our world today — from wealth and social inequality to terrorism — and learn to analyze your information, express your opinions, and even change your mind.

Events are free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to each event.

Upcoming Speakers

Roland G. Fryer

Sept. 18 • 4:30 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Using Economics to Solve Racial Inequality
Roland G. Fryer Jr.
Henry Lee Professor of Economics and Faculty Director, EdLabs at Harvard University

Rukmini Callimachi Oct. 19 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Talking to Terrorists
Rukmini Callimachi
Award-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times
Registration for this lecture opens on Thurs., Sept. 28.
Dennis Whittle Nov. 16 • 7 p.m.
Listening as Leadership
Dennis Whittle
Co-founder of Feedback Labs and GlobalGiving, the world’s first crowdfunding and crowdsourcing website
Robert D. Putnam Jan. 29 • 7 p.m.
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Robert D. Putnam
Harvard University professor and adviser to world leaders
Jessica Valenti Feb. 21 • 7 p.m.
Why Feminism (Still) Matters
Jessica Valenti
Bestselling author and Guardian US columnist
Julia Galef Mar. 28 • 7 p.m.
Reframing How We Think About Divisive Issues
Julia Galef
Speaker, writer, and head of the Update Project


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Registration for Rukmini Callimachi's lecture

Registration for this lecture opens Thurs., Sept. 28.

Registration Information

All events are free and open to the public. Online registration is required and opens three weeks prior to each event.

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25th Anniversary Series Sponsor

With special thanks to media sponsor STYLE Weekly, Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion

Contact Information

Shannon Best, community programs manager
(804) 287-6522