Background on Eddy Lecture

The John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics is a living memorial to a former student.  Along with two of his classmates and friends, John Kennard "Jeff" Eddy was killed by a reckless driver while attending a Russian Studies Seminar at Oberlin College on September 23, 1988.  At the time of their very premature deaths, Jeff and his colleagues (Bill Kroener and Jay Riesz) were juniors majoring in politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan.  The Eddy family has chosen this very valuable and important method of keeping Jeff's flame alive across the generations of Ohio Wesleyan students.  Co-sponsored by International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government.

Recent Speakers

Beth Simmons
Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
The Future of Human Rights

Sumit Ganguly
Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Indian Cultures and Civilizations; Director, Center on American and Global Security, Indiana University
The Significance of South Asia for World Politics

Mark R. Beissinger
Henry W. Putnam Professor, Politics, Princeton
Director, Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies
Ukraine, Russia and the End of the Post-Cold War Political Order

Douglas Brinkley
Professor of History, Rice University, Bestselling
Author and Presidential Historian for CBS News
Vietnam, Walter Cronkite and Today’s Foreign Policy Lessons

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