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UGA announces 2023 Signature Lecture speakers

The Signature Lecture Series features speakers noted nationally or internationally for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work.
Television producer Marcy Carsey is one of ten speakers in UGA's Signature Lecture Series

The University of Georgia has announced its list of speakers for its spring 2023 signature lectures.

“Signature Lectures provide an opportunity for the university community to engage with nationally renowned speakers and learn from their wealth of knowledge and insight,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “This lecture series enriches the UGA learning experience by fostering the open exchange of ideas and deepening our interdisciplinary knowledge.”

Experts and leaders from different backgrounds that include, government, history, business, higher education and the arts and sciences will make appearances.

All lectures will be free and open to the public, but some require registration beforehand online to attend.

The list of speakers is:

Joe Lawrence, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Porsche Cars North America Inc.
Terry Innovation Speaker Series
Jan. 30, 10:20 a.m., University of Georgia Chapel

Verda M. Colvin, Georgia Supreme Court Justice
Holmes-Hunter Lecture
Feb. 28, 2 p.m., University of Georgia Chapel

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Cahoon Family Professor of American History, Emory University
Women’s History Month Keynote Address: “Stories of Lumbee Women”
March 21, 4 p.m., Special Collections Libraries Room 271

Kaywin Feldman, American archaeologist and director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
“Building a National Collection in a Changing Nation”
March 21, 6:30 p.m., M. Smith Griffin Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art

Carola Hein, Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Technical University Delft, Netherlands
HGOR Lecture: “Valuing Water, Culture, and Heritage”
March 27, 4:30 p.m., University of Georgia Chapel

Marcy Carsey, Peabody Award- and Emmy Award-winning television producer
Peabody-Smithgall Lecture: “A Conversation with Marcy Carsey”
March 29, 4 p.m., University of Georgia Chapel

Ivette Perfecto, George W. Pack Professor of Ecology, Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
37th Annual Eugene P. Odum Distinguished Lecture: “Food Systems at a Crossroads: Producing Food and Conserving our Planet”
April 4, 4 p.m., Ecology Auditorium (Room 201)

Garnett S. Stokes, president of the University of New Mexico
Louise McBee Lecture in Higher Education
May 1, 11 a.m., University of Georgia Chapel

Cristina Bicchieri, S.J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
George S. Parthemos Lecture
May 1, 3 p.m., Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room

Qijing Zhang, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in veterinary medicine, Iowa State University
“Antibiotic Resistance: A View Through the One Health Lens”
Time and date is TBD

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