It is with great pleasure that the Program Committee of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society announces the Spring 2014 speaker series to the University community.

Speeches will begin at 7:29 PM in Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range), unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions. comments. or concerns, please contact The Society’s Vice President, Ms. Kate Travis.

Spring 2014 Speaker Series
Friday, January 24th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Former Congressman Artur Davis
Former Representative Artur Davis of Alabama
Thursday, February 20th, 3:00 PM
Jefferson Hall
Prof. Bert Kerrigan, QC
Professor Bert Kerrigan is a distinguished advocate in Scotland and a member of the Queen's Counsel who specializes in Constitutional and Human Rights law.
Friday, February 21st, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dr. Kathleen Flake
Dr. Flake joined the University of Virginia this past fall as the inaugural Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies in the Department of Religious Studies. Dr. Flake received her M.A. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America in 1995, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2000. She published a seminal work in 2004, The Politics of Religious Identity: the Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle. Come to hear a renowned voice speak on Mormonism and its role in American history, law, and religion!
Friday, March 21st, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Ambassador John Campbell
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Senior Fellow of African Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Friday, April 4th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Professor H. H. Shugart
Professor H.H. Shugart is the W.W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia.
Friday, April 11th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Mr. Eff Martin
Former Goldman Sachs partner and co-Founder of Anthos Capital.
Friday, April 18th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dr. Laurie Santos
Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She will speak on the Evolution of Irrational Behavior.