Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60
Since 1965, the Ogden Lectures have been among 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 international diplomats, as well as many global affairs policy makers and practitioners.