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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

Jessica Valenti Feb. 21 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Why Feminism (Still) Matters
Jessica Valenti
Bestselling author and Guardian US columnist
This lecture is at capacity and registration is now closed.
Julia Galef Mar. 28 • 7 p.m.
Reframing How We Think About Divisive Issues
Julia Galef
Speaker, writer, and head of the Update Project

Previous Events

Roland G. Fryer Jr. 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
A Manual for Terror: How ISIS Built the Machinery to Attack Europe and Beyond
Rukmini Callimachi
Award-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times
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. •  Cannon Memorial Chapel
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Robert D. Putnam
Harvard University professor and adviser to world leaders


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Jessica Valenti's lecture

This lecture is at capacity, and registration is now closed. 

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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