The Alfred Dupont Chandler Jr. Lectureship in Southern Business History was established in 1988 to encourage the study of southern economic and business history. The lectureship brings distinguished and innovative scholars to UNC annually to participate in seminars, to consult with faculty and students, and to present a public lecture on a topic related to the South’s business or economic history.
The Charleston Area Alumni Lecture in Southern Affairs was endowed by Carolina graduates who live in the vicinity of Charleston, SC. It was their desire to present a speaker to the University community who could discuss current conditions and challenges in our region from a broad perspective.
Named for James A. Hutchins Jr. (1917–2002), a distinguished Carolina alumnus who spent most of his life fighting world hunger, the Hutchins Lecture Series has been generously funded by the Hutchins Family Foundation since the 2010–11 season. Speakers are selected with attention to their ability to bring scholarly material to mixed public and academic audiences. Consistent with the Chancellor’s emphasis on outreach and engagement, the Hutchins Lectures bring faculty and students into conversation with community members to discuss issues of common topical interest. Hutchins Lectures are free and open to the public.