Rena & Angelius Anspach Lecture

The Rena and Angelius Anspach Institute of the University of Pennsylvania sponsors a well-attended annual public lecture at Penn that brings leading thinkers and public intellectuals to our campus.

Past Rena & Angelius Anspach Lecture

AI and Robots: As Science Fiction Turns Real, What Do We Need to Know?

Peter W. Singer
2023-2024 Anspach Lecture
Mar 13, 2024 - at

The New Geopolitics of Energy: How the Drive to Combat Climate Change is Transforming Global Politics

Meghan O'Sullivan, Harvard University
Mar 27, 2023 - at

Leadership Lessons on Keeping Critical Missions on Track

Brett McGurk
Feb 3, 2020 - at

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth & How to Fix It

Dambisa Moyo
Feb 26, 2019 - at

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker who was named to the list of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. She writes for Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's,…

Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and…