Every year, UNC Public Policy partners with the Lambeth Lecture Committee to host the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lectureship. The Lambeth Lectureship was established in 2006 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the generous gift of an anonymous donor. Its purpose is to bring to campus distinguished speakers who are practitioners or scholars of public policy, particularly those whose work touches on the fields of education, ethics, democratic institutions, and civic engagement.
The UNC Health & Human Rights Lecture Series seeks to elaborate the human rights principles that frame public health policy. In considering human rights under international law as a basis for public health, this annual lecture has shifted the analysis of global health debates from social justice to legal accountability, elevating human rights from principle to practice. Established in 2011 with the UNC Center for Bioethics, this lecture series has brought to campus global leaders in the application of human rights to public health, including Sofia Gruskin, Catarina de Albuquerque, and Lawrence Gostin.
In recent decades, major changes in the political, technological, economic, and institutional environment have intensified the challenges faced by journalists and policymakers. The Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy aims to better understand major economic changes in our society and to examine ways that public policy is (or is not) responding to these changes.