Wendt Character Lectures

Each semester brings a new Wendt Character Lecture. During this event, guest lecturers speak to the community about integrity, justice, compassion, and other topics of character.

Upcoming Lecture


Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, for our Fall 2017 Wendt Character Lecture given by Bill O'Rourke, retired Vice President of Alcoa and co-author of The Business Ethics Field Guide.

The lecture will take place in John and Alice Butler Hall of UD's Heritage Center. It is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For ticket information, call 563.585.SHOW.

Notable Speakers

Some notable Wendt Character Lecturers from the past include:

  • Dr. Quentin Schultze. - Communication Professor, Author, Speaker, Mentor
  • Father Greg Boyle, S.J. - Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries and Author of Tattoos on the Heart
  • Rais Bhuiyan - Peace Activist and Founder of World Without Hate
  • Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. - Death Penalty Abolitionist and Author of Dead Man Walking
  • Nontombi Naomi Tutu - Race and Gender Justice Advocate and Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Nicholas Carr - Author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
  • George Will - Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Columnist

View Past Lectures