About the Legacy Lecture Series

In collaboration with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Fulbright Association presents the annual Fulbright Legacy Lecture Series featuring prominent speakers in international relations.

The Fulbright Association has a long-standing collaboration with the US-UK Educational Commission (The Fulbright Commission) to support an annual lecture series held in the UK called the Fulbright Legacy Lectures. The lectures are given by prominent speakers on timely issues in international relations and delivered at three universities in the UK. The series functions as an ongoing memorial to Senator William J. Fulbright, founder of the Fulbright Program. Past speakers chosen to give the Fulbright Legacy Lectures have included economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, historian Emma Rothschild, former Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Varmus and former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department Anne-Marie Slaughter. The series is supported by Lois Roth Endowment.

Lord Nicholas Stern, the 2018 Legacy Lecture speaker, will deliver three lectures on the theme: “The best of centuries or the worst of centuries? Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world.” The lectures will take place at three locations in the UK starting at King’s College London on June 4, followed by Edinburgh University on June 6, and Pembroke College Oxford (where Senator Fulbright studied as a Rhodes Scholar) on June 8. Alumni are welcome to attend and should register their interest by emailing alumni@fulbright.org.uk.

The 2018 Legacy Lecturer

Lord Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics. He was President of the British Academy from July 2013 – 2017, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. Professor Stern has held academic appointments in the UK at Oxford, Warwick and the LSE and abroad including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Collège de France in Paris, the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore and Delhi, and the People’s University of China in Beijing. He was Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1994-1999, and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank, 2000-2003. He holds 13 honorary degrees and has received the Blue Planet Prize (2009), the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2010), the Leontief Prize (2010), and the Schumpeter Award (2015), amongst many others.

About the US-UK Educational Commission

The US-UK Educational Commission (The Fulbright Commission) was created by treaty on September 22, 1948, to foster mutual understanding through educational exchange between both nations. The US-UK Fulbright Commission is one of the oldest bilateral Fulbright partnerships globally. The Fulbright Commission fulfills its mission in two ways: administering the US-UK Fulbright Awards Program and EducationUSA Advisory Service.