Lou Douglas Archives

Listed below are the different Lou Douglas Lectures we’ve had over the years.

Lecture Archives

Governor John Carlin

Joe Haja

Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

Jacob Kipp

Professor of History, Kansas State University

Burt Kaufman

Professor of History, Kansas State University

T.A. Williams

Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

Orma Linford

Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

John Exdell

Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University

James Butler


Sister Jean McKenna

Office of the Governor

Scott Burnett

White House, Washington, D.C.

Sherry McGowan

Democratic Party

Mike Murray

Republican Party

Dick Clark

Former U.S. Senator, ” Human Rights in Africa , An American Perspective”

Bill Sutherland

U.N. Observer in Zimbabwe after Majority Rule Elections

Roberty White

Former Ambassador to El Salvador

John McFadden

Educator with Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign

Paul Cook

Special Assistant for Soviet Affairs, Bureau of Intelligence

Daniel Berrigan

S.J., Jesuit Priest and Peace Activist

Eugene Carroll, Jr.

Retired Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Daniel Ellsberg

Advisor on U. S. Military Policy in Vietnam and Political Scientist

Paul Tsongas

Democratic United States Senator, Massachusetts

Frederick Taylor

Executive Editor, Wall Street Journal

Paul Sweezy

Editor, The Monthly Review

John Schnittker

Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture

Kirkpatrick Sale

Author and Editor of The Nation

Nancy Kassebaum

Republican United States Senator, Kansas

Efrian Diaz

Representative to Honduran Congress

Bill Buzenberg

National Public Radio

Joseph Collins

Co-founder of the Institute of Food Development

Sellig Harrison

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hyman Minsky

Professor of Economic, Washington University, St. Louis

Esther Peterson

International Organization of Consumer Unions’ Rep. To U.N.

Patricia Mische

Co-founder of Global Education Assn.; Adjunct Prof., Seaton Hall

George Reiter

Professor of Physics, University of Houston

Frances Fox Piven

Professor of Economics, Washington University, St. Louis

John Stockwell

Former Commander C.I.A.

Mitch Snyder

Community for Creative Non-Violence

Lester Thurow

Professor of Economics and Management, MIT

Evalina Kane

Writer and Organizer for Women Against Pornography

Samuel Bowles

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Renny Golden

Poet and Member Chicago Religious Task Force on Central America

Richard Rhodes

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Michael Parenti

Professor of Political Science, Howard University

Stalely Cohen

Editor and contributor to Advertising Age

Barbara Ehrenreich

Author and Columnist

Nomonde Ngubo

U.S. Rep. of the Confederation of South Africa Trade Unions

John Swomley

Internationally Known Theologian and Civil Libertarian

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

Myron Aronoff

Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Adm. Gene La Rocque

Director of the Center for Defense Information

Claribel Alegria

Poet and Author

Jim Nichols

Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture

T.S. Farisani

Assistant Bishop of Venda Lutheran Church, South Africa

Molly Ivins

Reporter and Columnist

David Orr

Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College

Hunter Lovins

President of the Rocky Mountain Institute

Kenneth Boulding

Professor Emeritus University of Colorado

Daniel Katz

Founder and President of the Rain Forest Alliance

Mark Richie

President of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Lloyd Dumas

Professor of Political Economics at the University of Texas, Dallas

Holly Sklar

Writer and Lecturer

Bill Roy

Chair of the Kansas Commission on the Future of Health Care

Manning Marable

Professor of Political Science & Sociology, University of Colorado

Howard Zinn


Juliet Schor

Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Alan Thein Durning

Professor of Philosophy and Music

Jeff Cohen

Co- Founder of FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)

Julianne Malveaux

African American Studies, University of California, Berkley

John Swomley Jr.

Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City

Ved Nanda

University of Denver, College of Law

Ama Ata Aidoo

African Poet and Writer

Diana Gordon

Associate Professor of Political Science, City University, New York

Ron Takaki

Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Davis

Author and Former Professor, Kansas State University

Jerry Mander

Senior Fellow, Public Media Center, San Francisco, California

Bob Bergland

Former United States Secretary of Agriculture

Sarah Vogel

North Dakota Secretary of Agriculture

Lee Swenson

President, National Farmers Union

Ron Sampson

President, Mid-America Commercialization Corp.

Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders

Former United States Surgeon General

Werner Fornos

Director, World Population Institute

Jack Weatherford

Cultural Anthropologist

Morris Dees

Civil Rights Lawyer and Co-Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

Dr. Michael Apple

John Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Edward Luck

President Emeritus and Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations Association of the USA

James Howard Kunstler


Rhoda H. Karpatkin

President, Consumer’s Union

Malcolm C. Young

Executive Director, the Sentencing Project

Cynthia Price Cohen

Executive Director, Childrights International Research Institute

Timothy E. Quill

Associate Chief of Medicine at The Genesee Hospital

Ellen Wartella

University of Texas at Austin

Howard Zinn

Preeminent Historian

Barbara Trent

Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary 1993

Noam Chomsky

Preeminent Linguist & Political Commentator

Molly Marshall

Professor of Theology, Women’s Religious Advocate

Barney Frank

Democratic Congressman, 4th District Massachusetts

Father Roy Bourgeois

Founder, School of Americas Watch

James K. Galbraith

Professor of Public Affairs and Government, University of Texas at Austin

Eugenie C. Scott

Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education I

Laura A. Cecere, M.S.W., J.D.

Founder and Director of China Seas Adoption Agency

Juliette Beck

Policy Analyst at Global Exchange, San Francisco

Carl Rosen

President, District 11, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Chicago, IL

Olga Idriss Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Women’s Studies in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University

Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University School of Medicine and Co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program

Sister Helen Prejean

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.

Norman Solomon

Syndicated Columnist and Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ali A. Mazrui

Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large in the Humanities and Development Studies at the University of Jos in Nigeria

Dr. William F. Schulz

Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA and former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Milo Mumgaard

Executive Director/ Attorney, Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest and an Inaugural winner of the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award

Dr. Cornelia Butler Flora

Director, North Central Regional Center for Rural development and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology, Iowa State University

Jack Duvall

Founding Director and President of the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated PBS series “A Force More Powerful”

Paul Rogat Loeb

Author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time and Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus

Phyllis Bennis

Fellow and Director of the New Internationalism Program of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. and Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amersterdam

Jeffrey Hollender

President and Corporate Responsibility Officer of Seventh Generation, the Leading Brand of Natural Household Products in the United States

Stephen Douglas

Retired Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Son of Lou and Mary Douglas

David Eisenhower

Director of the Institute for Public Service Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Patricia Williams

Author/Law Professor/Cultural Commentator

Dr. Frances Fox Piven

Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York

Thomas Frank

Author of the book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”

David Mindich

Chair of the Journalism Department at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and author of “Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Tune Out the News”

Rink Dickinson

Co-founder and Co-executive director of Equal Exchange in Boston, Massachusetts

Robert Egger

Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen

Loretta Ross

National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

Larry Schweiger

Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation

Paula Allen

Photographer and “Activist with a Camera”

Nancy Jackson

Executive Director of the Land Institute’s Climate and Energy Project

Simon Dang

Former child slave from the Sudan

David Hursh

Professor of Education at University of Rochester

Libuse Binder

Author, How to Make A Difference in your 20’s

Ali Noorani

Executive director, National Immigration Forum

Karen Countryman-Roswurm

Founder at the Anti-Sexual Exploitation Roundtable for Community Action

Daniel Wildcat

Professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and writer on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education.

Russ Feingold

Former senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progressives United

Sandra Praeger

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance

Edward Wolff

Professor of Economics at New York University

John Hofmeister

founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy. Former CEO of Shell Oil Corp.

Jeffrey Hollender

leading authority on corporate responsibility, sustainability and social equity.

Marc Bousquet

Professor of English at Emory University

Duane Goosen
Former Director of Finance for the state of Kansas

Thomas Frank
author, What’s the Matter With Kansas

Lecia Brooks
Director of Outreach, Southern Poverty Law Center

Tim Wise
American Anti-racism activist and writer

Keith Edwards
National Speaker on Sexual Assault, Social Justice and Student Affairs Leadership

Charles Blow
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

Peter Bratt
Independent Filmmaker. Co-writer and director of Dolores.

Carolyn DeWitt
Executive Director, Rock the Vote

Kevin Willmott
American Film Director and Screenwriter

Steve Lerner
Psychologist, Filmmaker, Musician, and Activist

Sarah Smarsh
Author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Speaker, and Journalist

Diane Eickhoff
Historian and Author of Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights