Yale University's Tercentennial Celebration to be held on October 5-7, 2001

Yale University will hold its Tercentennial Celebration on October 5-7, 2001, on the Yale campus in New Haven, Conn. The weekend commemorates the anniversary of Yale’s founding in 1701.

The weekend will feature talks on democracy and globalization by distinguished faculty and guests, a Convocation of the faculty, students and honored guests, and a celebratory gathering in the Yale Bowl.

Among the guest speakers will be former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a graduate of Yale Law School, and former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, who earned his doctorate from Yale.

Media members wishing to cover Tercentennial Celebration events must secure a credential from the Yale Office of Public Affairs. To reserve credentials, please fax a request on your organization’s letterhead to Thomas Violante in Yale’s Office of Public Affairs at 203-432-1323, or email him at thomas.violante@yale.edu. Media members will be advised on how to pick up credentials and other details regarding access to the weekend’s events as plans are finalized.

Yale’s Tercentennial website at www.yale.edu/yale300 is regularly updated with event schedules and other information.

The schedule of the Tercentennial weekend is as follows:

Friday, October 5
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Democratic Vistas Lectures (the six lectures will be delivered simultaneously at various locations)

“The Democratic Soul”
Anthony T. Kronman, Dean of Yale Law School
Location: Sterling Library Lecture Hall

“Ordinary Prejudice”
Mahzarin Banaji, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Psychology
Location: William L. Harkness Hall 201

“Democracy and Foreign Policy”
John Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History
Location: Yale Law School Auditorium

“Taking Democracy to School”
Richard Brodhead, Dean of Yale College
Location: Sheffield-Sterling-Stathcona Hall 114

“The Death of Citizenship?”
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law
Location: McDougall Center, Hall of Graduate Studies

“Can Religion Tolerate Democracy (and vice versa)?”
Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law
Location: Battell Chapel

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

“Yale, America, and the World 2001”
Gaddis Smith, Larned Professor Emeritus of History
Location: Woolsey Hall

1:00 p.m.

Tercentennial Convocation
Formal ceremony commemorating the founding of Yale

Procession of Yale faculty, students, staff and visiting University presidents
Location: Cross Campus (between Elm and Wall Streets)
Note: Rain will move the Convocation to Woolsey Hall

4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Celebrate Yale 300
Exhibits and Performances
Location: Grounds surrounding Yale Bowl

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“For God, for Country, and for Yale”
Gala celebration in Yale Bowl featuring song, distinguished alumni and fireworks
Location: Yale Bowl
Note: Rain will move the celebration and the earlier festivities at the Yale Bowl to the same times on Saturday, October 6

Saturday, October 6

10:00 a.m.

“Global Perspectives”
Ernesto Zedillo, Ph.D. ‘81, former President of Mexico
Location: Woolsey Hall

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Global Challenges (the six lectures will be delivered simultaneously at various locations)

“The ‘Moneys’ of Nations”
James Tobin, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics

William C. Brainard, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Location: Sterling Library Lecture Hall

“Third World Growth, Poverty and Human Development”
Gustav Ranis, Director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies
T.N. Srinivasan, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics
Location: William L. Harkness Hall 201

“The Global Environment: Challenges and Response”
James G. Speth, Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Daniel C Esty, Professor of Environmental Law and Policy
Location: Sheffield-Sterling-Stathcona Hall 114

“Sovereignty and National Security in a Borderless World”
Paul Kennedy, Director of International Security Studies
Mary Habeck, Assistant Professor of History
Location: Battell Chapel

“The Challenges to Businesses and Non-Profits in the Global Economy”
Jeffrey Garten, Dean of the School of Management
Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Professor of Finance and Economics
Location: Yale Law School Auditorium

“Culture, Language and Community: Local/Global Interactions”
Michael Holquist, Chair of Comparative Literature and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology
Location: Yale Law School 127

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

“Yale, America and the World 2101”
Robin Winks, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History
Location: Woolsey Hall

3 - 4:00 p.m.

“Global Perspectives”
William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
Location: Woolsey Hall

Sunday, October 7

10 a.m.

Tercentennial Worship Service
Alumni Chorus will participate
Location: Battell Chapel

1 p.m.

Yale vs. Dartmouth football
Location: Yale Bowl

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