Presidential Lecture Series - The University of Tulsa

Presidential Lecture Series

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 Presidential Lecture Series presentations are free of charge and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required, and attendees may park on campus for free. A Q&A session will follow the lecture. For more information, please call 918-631-2656.

Upcoming event

Sterlin Harjo

Award-winning Filmmaker

Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee) is the co-creator and showrunner of Reservation Dogs, a comedy series following four Indigenous teenage friends living on a reservation in Oklahoma. The series is now in its second season.


Oct. 19, 2022
7:30-9 p.m.
Donald W. Reynolds Center
The University of Tulsa

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.

If you would like to support future programs, please consider a gift to the Darcy O’Brien endowment through our online giving page.