Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Right Now! and Special Events

The Right Now! Series presents lectures, workshops, and other events responding to breaking issues in public life, bringing together academic and nonacademic speakers and audiences to consider ideas and events that are of pressing importance. 

The Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression, named in honor of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, brings to the Wesleyan campus distinguished public figures and scholars with experience and expertise in matters related to the First Amendment and freedom of expression. This lecture, which is endowed by Leonard S. Halpert ’44, is offered annually.

The Allbritton Center also often sponsors or cosponsors Other Events in areas of importance to the study of public life and civic engagement. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 02, 2017

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The Refugee Crisis: Where Are We Now?

Mark Storella , Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in the U.S. Department of State, will speak about Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees, and the International Community .

PAC (Harriman Hall) PAC 001 (Hansel Lecture Hall)

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Exploring International Opportunities

Interested in exploring international opportunities after graduation? Join Kate from the Center for Global Studies to learn about a number of international experiences: teaching abroad, graduate school abroad, pursuing a career abroad, other international related opportunities here in the US and more. Come with questions & bring your lunch! For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit:

Usdan University Center Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)