John Nuveen Lecture
2013 Daniel P. Sulmasy (Medicine)
2011 John T. Cacioppo (Psychology)
2010 Anne Walters Robertson (Music and the Humanities)
2009 David Nirenberg (History and Social Thought)
2008 Leon Kass (Social Thought)
2007 Jonathan Lear (Social Thought and Philosophy)
2006 Geoffrey Stone (Law)
2005 Janet Davison Rowley (Medicine)
2004 Mark Strand (Social Thought)
2003 Tanya Luhrmann (Human Development)
2002 Marshall Sahlins (Anthropology)
The John Nuveen Lecture was established in 1972 by the Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union, who oversee an endowment that helps to support the University of Chicago Divinity School. Each year, a prominent member of the University’s faculty is invited by the BTU and the Divinity School to deliver the lecture.
John S. Nuveen was one of Chicago’s most important and influential business leaders. Nuveen also was a civic leader who served his country in a number of posts, here and abroad. He was active in Chicago-area civic and cultural organizations. He also had deep ties to a number of educational institutions, including the University of Chicago. He served as chairman of the University of Chicago’s Alumni Association and as a trustee of the Baptist Theological Union.