Chambers Lecture Series
The Chambers Lecture Series was established through the generosity of Norman C. Chambers MBA’82 and Monever Chambers. Norm’s vision for the Lecture Series was to bring students, alumni, and the greater Boston College community into direct contact with today’s leaders. From all walks of life, these speakers offer an inside look at how to remain ethical and driven in a modern society even in the face of adversity and obstacles. Prominent Chambers guests have included Jessica Long, US Paralympic swimmer; Tom Brokaw, American Television Journalist; and Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant. Visit our past speakers page to view the full list.
SPRING 2017 CHAMBERS LECTURE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Doors open at 5:30pm
Dr. Bennet Omalu
Forensic Pathologist and Neuropathologist
Dr. Bennet Omalu brings a rare combination of humility and fervor, as he shares his story of going from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports and medicine. He details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL and other top US franchises to ensure that the truth—and risk—of chronic brain damage was known, understood, accepted, and at all costs, prevented. He also discusses the biases and obstacles he overcame as an African immigrant staunchly committed to studying medicine in the U.S. and rising to the top of his field, despite all odds. Dr. Omalu's story was chronicled in the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith.
Presented with the BAIC-BHM Committee
Celebrating Black History Month