• Georgetown University

    Lecture Fund


    “Keep them coming, all of them — the radicals, the politicians, the spiritual leaders and whoever else can be roped into speaking here. To continue the Jesuit ideal of lifelong, comprehensive learning, our minds need to be challenged, inspired and opened.” - The Hoya



    The Georgetown University Lecture Fund is a non-partisan student-run organization that exists to enrich the academic experience of the Georgetown community. We strive to bring speakers to Georgetown's campus to enlighten, educate and, occasionally, entertain.


    The Lecture Fund arranges forums on a variety of topics, ranging from nuclear energy alternatives to urban economics. Along with these discussions, the Lecture Fund hosts an active calendar of individual speakers addressing a wide range of subjects and disciplines.


  • Apply to The Lecture Fund

    Applications are due at 11:59pm on Wednesday February 1st, 2017.

    For more details, please read the application's preface.

  • What We Do

    The Lecture Fund works within three main realms: organizing lectures, co-sponsoring events, and assisting the University with large-scale functions. 

    Organizing Lectures

    Individual Lecture Fund members reach out to speakers, inviting them to give a lecture on campus. We then collaborate on the financial, logistical, and marketing details to bring events to life!

    Co-sponsoring Events

    The Lecture Fund provides financial, logistical, and/or marketing assistance to campus organizations or individual students with their events. Please refer to our Co-Sponsor section for more details!

    Assisting the University

    Throughout the school year, the University occasionally requests the logistical assistance of Lecture Fund members for various large-scale events.

  • Past Lectures and Events

    The Lecture Fund has worked with speakers including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President Bill Clinton, politician Newt Gingrich, philanthropist Warren Buffett, journalist Bob Woodward, actress Rosario Dawson, and actor Bradley Cooper. Below are examples of other individuals our collective has welcomed to the Hilltop!

    Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir 

    “We live in a world in which courage is in much shorter supply than genius.”

    Jon Favreau, President Obama's former speechwriter

    "Don't let anyone else’s cynicism be your excuse for not trying."

    Kevin Spacey, Actor

    “I’ve had more people say they think House of Cards is closer to real life than you would think...Our scripts are not that crazy,” 

    Stephen A. Smith, ESPN commentator, radio host

    "They were telling me I was stupid and I wasn’t going to be anybody. And I said, ‘We’ll see.'"


    S.E. Cupp

    Co-Sponsored with College Republicans.

    Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Columnist

    “I think that there are a lot of people who would like to engage in the world in some way, but are worried about corruption or inefficiency or whether anyone really can make a difference. I am just a huge believer that one can.”

    Misty Copeland, ballerina for American Ballet Theater

    “I’ve never had the same paths as many, but that’s not to say I won’t keep trying."

    Bobby Ghosh, TIME Magazine's World Editor

    Speaking at TEDxGeorgetown 


    Rosario Dawson, Actress

    “We want to make the earth shake, make it be the largest movement the world has ever seen. … We can do it for women, and we can do it for girls, and we can do it for all the men..."

    Ann Coulter, conservative social and political commentator

    Jack Abramoff, Former Lobbyist

    "For those of you headed to Capitol Hill in the future, just know that no matter what you do there, learn the rules and play by them, because shortcuts will come back to bite you...this is coming from a guy that only took shortcuts in his professional life.”

    James Carville, Political Strategist

    "Get out there. Go for it. The worst thing ever? You make a fool of yourself. I’ve done it a gazillion times. What a great time to go out in the world — when everything is screwed up."

    Warren Buffett, Investor

    "It's very hard to write regulations that will keep people from acting foolishly, particularly when acting foolishly has been proven very profitable over the preceding few years."

    Mentioned by Bloomberg News

    Jeremy Scahill, Journalist; Author of Blackwater; Producer of 'Dirty Wars'

  • The Team

    Meet the Associate & Executive Board!

    D.J. Angelini

    Executive Board, Chair

    Hayden Jeong

    Executive Board, Vice Chair of External Affairs

    Jack Miller

    Executive Board, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs

    Bhavya Jha

    Executive Board, Vice Chair of Finance

    Aiden Johnson

    Executive Board, Chief of Staff

    Milan Chang

    Associate Board

    Olivia Hinerfeld

    Associate Board

    Dillon Denehy

    Associate Board

    Caileigh McGoldrick

    Associate Board

    Abigail Glasgow

    Associate Board

    Anisha Vora

    Associate Board

    Sarah Smith 

    Associate Board

    Habon Ali

    Associate Board

    Alice Collins

    Associate Board 

    Elizabeth Cregan

    Associate Board 

    Nicole Heitsenrether

    Associate Board 

    Daniel Kastholm 

    Associate Board 

    Garet Williams 

    Associate Board 

    Stu Dillon 

    Associate Board 


    Isabelle Hupez 

    Associate Board 

    Kumail Aslam

    Associate Board 

    Anthony Persico

    Associate Board 

    Symone Wilson

    Associate Board 

    Ideen Ashraf

    Associate Board 

  •      Bring a speaker to campus!

    Want to bring a speaker to campus? We can help you: here

    Interested in bringing a speaker to campus? Through a co-sponsorship, the Lecture Fund can provide you with financial, logistical, and/or marketing support to get your event off the ground. We supply organizations with experienced liaisons and the comprehensive information necessary to successfully develop and market lecture events. Click here to find out more!

  • Keep in touch!

    Feel free to send us any questions or concerns you may have through the email form below.


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