Ogden Lecture Series

Since 1965, the Ogden Lectures have been the most distinguished of their kind, serving both the Brown and Rhode Island communities in the field of International Relations.

Stephen A. Ogden Jr., an active member of the Brown class of 1960, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the spring of his junior year.  After a valiant fight for life, he died in 1963.  Established by his family, the Ogden lectureship came into being two years later as a means of achieving in some small measure what Steve Ogden had hoped to accomplish in his life: the advancement of international peace and understanding.

The Ogden Lectures are a living tribute to the memory of a young man who had hoped to devote his abilities and energy to the field of international relations.  These lectures have brought to the University and to Rhode Island a large number of U.S. and foreign diplomats as well as many other observers of the international scene.  All have given lectures, free and open to the public, on current world topics.

Making Sense of Today’s Tumultuous World


Kenneth T. Roth ’77, LHD’11 hon.
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Metcalf Research Building
Friedman Auditorium

The 89th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs "Making Sense of Today's Tumultuous World."

Kenneth Roth has served as executive director of Human Rights Watch since 1993. Under his leadership, Human Rights Watch has gone global, growing ten-fold in size and vastly expanding its reach. It now operates in more than 90 countries, among them some of the most dangerous and oppressed places on Earth.

Tickets are not required for this lecture.