Knowing that the Winston Center cannot encompass all the leadership community has to offer, we have partnered with key centers, departments, and institutes across campus to assure all vital points of ethical leadership are being presented and discussed. Some of our more prominent partnerships include the Lowell Humanities Series, featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and the Park Street Corportation Series, featuring Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists & human rights advocates.


Sylvia Earle
The Deep Blue

Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 PM | McGuinn Hall, Room 121

Dr. Sylvia Earle was named TIME magazine's first "Hero for the Planet" and "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. She’s a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, former Chief Scientist of NOAA, and the founder of Mission Blue: The Sylvia Earle Alliance. During her talk, "The World is Blue," she will give a firsthand account of what she has seen during her 7000+ hours of diving and explain the urgency of protecting our oceans.

Presented with EcoPledge, Environmental Studies Department, and BC Dining.


Doors open at 6:30PM, seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis


Ben Austen
Author, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00 PM | Gasson Hall, Room 301

Ben Austen is the author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing (HarperCollins, 2018). High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, America’s most iconic public housing project. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, GQ, The Atlantic, Wired, New York, Elle, The Best American Travel Writing, among other publications. A former editor at Harper's Magazine, Ben is a story consultant on The City podcast and a board member of The South Side Weekly. He is a native South Sider.

Presented with The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action & The Institute for the Liberal Arts

Doors open at 5:30PM, seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis