Previous Bemis Lectures

February 5, 2022
Joyful Voices of Inspiration
Gospel Choir Concert

June 10, 2021
Elise Lemire, Author, Professor of Literature, and former Lincolnite
Slavery in Lincoln: Reckoning with Our Past, Planning for a More Honest and Inclusive Future

October 10, 2019
Lawrence Lessig, Lawyer, Activist, Academic and Author
They Don't Represent Us; Reclaiming our Democracy
May 1, 2019
Jal Mehta, Harvard Graduate School of Education Associate Professor
Learning Deeply at Scale:  The Challenge of our Times
April 26, 2017
Andy Ory
The Next Big Thing 
October 2, 2016
Heather Goldstone
All Climate Is Local: 
Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

May 4, 2016
Governor Michael Dukakis
America's Role in a Post-Obama World

November 22, 2015
Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour Business and Economics Correspondent
Making Sense: Your Monday and Your Life

April 19, 2015
David Fanning
The Making of Frontline

November 9, 2014
Ralph Nader 
Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
February 9, 2014
Martin Nowak
The Evolution of Cooperation
April 28, 2013
Tim Riley
Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music—The Definitive Life 

C.F. Adams
 Joy Adamson

Issac Asimov

Dr. Helen Caldicott 

Boston Camarata

The Boston Opera 

Harvey Brooks

Thornton Burgess
Sarah Chayes

Steven Cohen
 Bud Collins

Dave Cowens

David Donald

First Corp Cadets 

Michael Fitzgerald

Betty Friedan

Robert Frost

John Kenneth Galbraith

Hamlin Garland
 Julia Glass

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Dr. Vartan Gregorian 

Joanne Hamlin

Jeffrey Hoffman 

Pauline Kael
 George Kennan

Jean Kilborne

Maxine Kumin

Sergei Krushchev

Jane Langton

Anthony Lewis
 Ed Logue

Dr. Jean Mayer

Mission Wolf 

David McCord

Margaret Mead

The Moscow Artists 

Sen. Patrick Moynihan

Frank Newman

Grace Paley
 R.E. Peary

Roger Tory Peterson

Pocket Mime Theater 
 Robert Reich

Roland W. Robbins

Woodrow Wilson Sayre 

Arthur Schlesinger

F. Hopkinson Smith 

Dr. Benjamin Spock

Lorado Taft 

Julie Taymor 

Lester Thurow

Barbara Tuchman

 Stansfield Turner

Brad Washburn