Lectures and Panel Discussions

Every semester, the GLC invites renowned scholars of slavery, abolition, and resistance speak about their work. Sometimes this comes in the form of a book talk; in the 2014-2015 academic year, Greg Grandin spoke about his Bancroft Prize-winning The Empire of Necessity, and Eric Foner discussed his Gateway to Freedom. The Center has also held panel discussions on a number of subjects, including “Equal Protection: Origins and Legacies of the Fourteenth Amendment” and “Charleston and Its Aftermath: History, Symbols, Policy.”

Evening Lectures are often thematic and topical, addressing current issues, the uses of history, and the legacies of slavery. The GLC recently hosted a panel on the historical roots of mass incarceration, as well as the politics of anti-human trafficking campaigns and laws. At every lecture, the audience of Yale students, faculty, and the entire local community are encouraged to ask questions of the speakers. Join us to learn about the the newest scholarship in the field.
The GLC keeps an active archive of all its past public events. You can find links to events details, flyers, livestream, recording, and photo gallery for each even on the left side menu. Links are arranged by year.