Brown University, Ogden Lectures
Established in 1965, the Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. Memorial Lectures on International Affairs, are among the most distinguished of their kind, serving both the Brown and Rhode Island communities in the field of international relations.
Stephen A. Ogden, Jr., an active member of the Brown class of 1960, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the spring of his junior year. After a valiant fight for life, he died in 1963. Established by his family, the Ogden Lectureship came into being as a means of achieving in some small measure what Stephen Ogden, Jr. had hoped to accomplish in his life: the advancement of international peace and understanding.
The Ogden Lectures are truly a living tribute to the memory of a young man who had hoped to devote his abilities and energy to the field of international relations. These lectures have brought to the University and to Rhode Island so far over 75 US and foreign diplomats and many other observers of the international scene, who have given lectures on current world topics that are free and open to the public.
Several years ago, Shimon Peres, who recently became the president of Israel, was a guest speaker at the Ogden Lectures. Peggy A. Ogden, sister of Stephen Ogden, Jr. is an alumna of Brown University and appears at the Ogden Lectures to represent the family.#