Parker offers free lectures for the general public, providing a forum for conversation on world perspectives featuring talks on current educational, 艺术, 社会, 政治, psychological and scientific issues. Through the years, thought leaders from across the nation, as well as members of 澳门新葡京博彩的 faculty and administration, have delivered public lectures at the school.
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Stenn Family Civics Education Initiative supports 澳门新葡京博彩的 mission to educate for citizenship in a diverse democracy by funding guest speakers, student programming and faculty training that provides insight into the development and responsibilities of citizens, elected officials and governmental processes. Valerie Jarret was our inaugural Stenn Family Civics speaker.
罗伯特一个. Pritzker Visiting Scientist•Inventor•Engineer in Residence program was created by a gift to Parker in honor of engineer, industrialist and philanthropist 罗伯特一个. 普利兹克的44. This program aims to expand science education opportunities at Parker and foster an ongoing dialogue among students and teachers about current issues in science. Previous recipients include Dr. 利昂·米. 莱德曼,博士. Paul Sereno, Dr. Russell Mittermeier and Christina Mittermeier, Dr. Edward “Rocky” Kolb, Dr. 李家仪博士. Don Hillebrand, Dr. Matthew Tirrell, Dr. Elizabeth Gerber, Dr. Sian Beilock, Dr. Wendy Freedman, Dr. Rick Stevens, Dr. Eve Van Cauter, Dr. Dinee Simpson, Dr. Farah Fahim and Dr. 贾马尔苔藓.
澳门新葡京博彩的 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Speaker Series provides opportunities for all to share in insightful perspectives on vital issues facing our democratic society and global world. Prior speakers have included Charles M. 霍华德·C·布罗. 史蒂文森博士. Tricia Rose, Jelani Cobb and Ijeoma Oluo.
琼·W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence program provides experiences for students find inspiration, 学习, appreciate and understand the transformative power of classical music. In the 2017–18 academic year, members of 的 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center worked with the school as our inaugural visiting artists followed by the Chicago Opera 的ater and 的 Westerlies.
的 Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry ensures continued success of our “Poetry at Parker” series and allows the school to host renowned guest poets and speakers about poetry in years to come. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was 澳门新葡京博彩的 inaugural visiting poet in the 2012–13 academic year, followed by Nikky Finney, 路易丝好运, 凯文年轻, 她快乐, Naomi Shihab Nye, Natasha Trethewey, Elise Paschen ’77 and Julian Randall ’11.
弗朗西斯·W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.