Previous Day of Common Learning Speakers

Beginning in 2002 by welcoming Yale law professor and author Stephen Carter, the Day of Common Learning has included a wide variety of speakers. Find them listed below, as well as links to more information about each event. 

Monica A. Colman, University of Delaware (2021)
Unbreakable: Unifying Principles of Long-Lasting Communities

Andrew Yang, attorney and politician (2020)
The Future of Work

James K.A. Smith, Calvin University (2019)
Practicing the Prophetic: Liturgy, Formation, and Discernment for Public Life

A.J. Swoboda, Theophilus (2018)
Green Jesus: Embracing a Sustainable Faith

Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary (2017)
The Next Evangelicalism as a Necessary Reformation

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University (2016)
Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories

Lisa Slavovsky, International Justice Mission (2015)
Who Is My Neighbor? Responding to God’s Call for Justice for the Poor

Andy Crouch, Executive Editor, Christianity Today (2014)
The Good News About Power

Thomas Meridada II, Children's Defense Fund (2013)
Transforming Our Youth — Transforming Our Nation: Partnering in Service to Invest in the Lives of Our Nation’s Youth

Miroslav Volf, Yale Divinity School (2012)
Christian Engagement in a Pluralistic World

Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope (2011)
Stars, Galaxies, Planets, and Life: An Amazing Universe to Behold

Bishop Joab Lohara, AIM ASIA founder (2010)
Transformation Through Creative Mission (Acts 26:17–18)

Ronald C. White, Author and Historian (2009)
“Transformational Leadership”

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University (2008)
Beauty, Love, Justice, and Worship

Jürgen Moltmann, University of Tübingen (2007)
The Vital Power of Hope

Joel Carpenter, Calvin College (2006)
Give We Sense: Seeking to Be Wise in a Shrinking World

Christian Smith, Notre Dame (2005)
Therapeutic Deism: How Adolescents Think About Religion and Spirituality

John M. Perkins, The John M. and Vera May Foundation (2004)
My Story, My Call

John Medina, University of Washington (2003)
How Your Brain Learns

Steven Carter, Yale University (2002)