Lectures Series & Programs

Stanford Continuing Studies

In addition to courses in liberal arts & sciences, creative writing, and professional & personal development, Continuing Studies offers more than forty free or inexpensive public programs each year.  These include evening readings, lectures, and performances as well as weekend workshops and symposia, and cover a broad range of subject areas from current events to the creative arts.

Stanford Breakfast Briefings

This monthly business forum featuring prominent thought leaders, CEO’s, professors and authors is held every month at the Stanford Faculty Club. Videos from past sessions are also available.

SLAC Public Lecture Series

Every other month during the school year, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory opens its doors to the local community for an evening lecture highlighting the cutting-edge science underway at the laboratory.

Freeman Spogli Institute

As part of its educational and outreach mission to encourage thoughtful consideration of international issues and challenges, the Freeman Spogli Institute hosts public events, discussions and lectures on pertinent international issues involving Stanford faculty, as well as prominent outside politicians, officials, and academics.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminars

This weekly speaker series, held during the school year, brings innovation leaders from business, finance, technology, education, and philanthropy to share their insights with aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Ethics in Society

Stanford faculty tackle important questions of ethics that arise in private and public life through several public lecture series offered by the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.

Center for East Asian Studies

This interdisciplinary program offers an active schedule of public lectures on East Asia-related topics.

Other lectures and readings

A broad range of additional lectures and readings are open to the public at Stanford each month. For a complete list, please visit the Stanford Event Calendar.