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Clough Colloquium

The Clough Colloquium was established through the generosity of Charles I. Clough ’64 and Gloria L. Clough, MDiv’90, MS’96. Chuck’s vision for the Colloquium was to introduce members of the BC Community to persons of high ethical standards who had become leaders in their respective fields. Through these speaking programs students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff would be exposed to first-hand knowledge of what it means to truly lead. Our goal is to offer these opportunities twice yearly, pulling leaders from all fields and backgrounds. Prominent Clough Colloquium guests have included Gov. Jon Hunstman and Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail.

Upcoming Events

Leadership in the Commonwealth: Making Boston Stronger

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Robsham Theater


Deval L. Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

Governor Patrick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School. After clerking for a federal judge, he led a successful career in the private sector as an attorney and business executive, rising to senior executive positions at Texaco and Coca-Cola. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post.

Deval Patrick has served as Governor of Massachusetts since 2007.


Thomas Menino
Former Mayor of Boston

Elected five times as Mayor of Boston and five times as a City Councilor from Hyde Park, Thomas Menino has spent a lifetime building a better Boston for residents and businesses.  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in community planning, Mayor Menino is now Co-Director of the Initiative on Cities (IoC) at Boston University. Mayor Menino and his wife, the former Angela Faletra, have two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr. and six grandchildren.


Edward Davis
40th Police Commissioner of Boston

Edward F. Davis is the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. He was sworn in by Mayor Menino on December 4th, 2006, and stepped down in November 2013 after seven successful years as commissioner. As Boston Police Commissioner, Davis recommitted community policing and combined it with predictive policing helping to reduce gang violence. He was also the recipient of the prestigious NIJ Pickett Fellowship and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Government Executives at Harvard University.

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John King
CNN Chief National Correspondent

King is a native of Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, as well as an honorary doctorate, from the University of Rhode Island. He is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades, while reporting from all 50 states and from international locations. King joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005, and is currently the host of CNN's Inside Politics.


Past Speakers


Governor Tom Ridge
First Office of Homeland Security Advisor
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President Felipe Calderón
56th President of Mexico
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Russell Lewis MC

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Jon Huntsman
Former two-term Governor of Utah, U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore
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Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Author, Too Big to Fail
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Adrian Fenty
Former Mayor, Washington D.C.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
"Team of Rivals: Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln"
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Peggy Noonan
Author and Wall Street Journal columnist
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David Brooks
Author and
New York Times columnist
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Alex Counts
President and CEO
Grameen Foundation
and author
"Small Loans, Big Dreams"
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Dr. Francis Collins
National Institutes of Health
and author
"The Language of God"
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Cynthia Cooper
WorldCom Whistle Blower
2002 Time Person of the Year


FW de Klerk
Former President of
South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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Janet L. Robinson
The New York Times Publishing Co.
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Under Secretary of State
R. Nicholas Burns ’78

"America's Challenge of Global Leadership in the 21st Century"
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Anthony Zinni (Ret.)
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