Presidential Lecture Series


PLEASE NOTE: The April 2, 2020 Presidential Lecture Series has been postponed. As a precaution and due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The University of Tulsa is observing a social distance policy. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.


Each year, The University of Tulsa’s Presidential Lecture Series hosts enlightening and captivating speakers who discuss a wide range of topics. TU’s Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by the Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair and is supported by the Office of the Provost.

All lectures are free of charge; no tickets or registration required. All Presidential Lecture Series presentations are open to the public, and the university campus offers plenty of free parking.

For more information, please call 918-631-2554.

  • The Endowed Chair

    The Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair at The University of Tulsa was established in 1999 to host distinguished scholars in English, law, religion, science and other disciplines compatible with the legacy of Darcy O’Brien.

    Visiting scholars who hold the Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair are individuals of established reputation who command international respect in their fields and demonstrate a commitment to sharing knowledge. While in residence, these scholars devote considerable time and talent to the student body and greater community through classroom teaching and public lectures.

    The Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair provides formal and informal learning opportunities in settings both intimate and all inclusive. These opportunities take shape in classroom teaching, workshops, colloquia and public lectures. Each scholar develops a residency program appropriate not only to the mission of the endowment but also to the scholarly expertise of the individual visitor. The residency period may vary.