This is a past event

The annual DeMott lecture will be on Sunday, September 2, at 4 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, and will be given by Danielle Allen, a former trustee of Amherst College. Allen received an honorary degree from Amherst College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. She is a classicist and political theorist, the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

The DeMott lecture is the welcome address to incoming students. It will be live streamed for returning students, alumni and trustees who may wish to watch. Livestream is available at

Information about Professor Benjamin DeMott and previous DeMott lectures, including last year’s talk given by attorney Rev. Phillip Jackson '86, is available on the DeMott portion of our website.

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DeMott Lecture

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Davis Bannister
(413) 542-5728
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