Founders Lecture Series
Each year, a person of notable acclaim visits Pearson College to give a lecture on global issues.
In April of 2014, Massimiliano Gioni (PC YR 17/1992, Italy), the Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions of the New Museum in New York and curator of the 55th Venice Biennale gave the 2014 lecture. It was a tour-de-force artistic romp from A to Z, including B for beauty, C for Copyright, G for Generosity and M for Mother, Museum and Money. He has been referred to as the Crown Prince of the Art World by the Wall Street Journal and called the 10th most influential person in the art cosmos by London’s ArtReview magazine.
- 2013 – Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence with the National Geographic Society speaking on “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World”
- 2012 – The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Prime Minster of Canada, Secretary of State for External Affairs and Member of the Global Leadership Foundation speaking on "The Challenge of the Future: Leading from Beside”
- 2011 – David Sutcliffe, former Headmaster of UWC Atlantic College and UWC Adriatic College and one of the founders of UWC Mostar speaking on “Whither International Education and the United World Colleges”
- 2010 – Lewis Lapham, founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and former editor of Harper’s Magazine