The Wilson Lecture: Al Gore
Wellesley is excited to welcome former Vice President Al Gore to campus to deliver this year’s Wilson Lecture. The annual Wilson Lecture, which brings internationally influential speakers to Wellesley, is the highlight of Wellesley’s academic calendar and its premier academic lecture.
The 45th vice president of the United States, Al Gore was inaugurated on January 20, 1993, and served eight years in the position. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 1976 and of the U.S. Senate from 1984 until he became vice president.
Gore is cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. He currently spends the majority of his time working with the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis, of which he is the chairman.
The global leader in the fight to halt climate change, Gore will engage in a wide-ranging, candid conversation with Wellesley College Trustee Sue Wagner ’82 before answering questions from the community. Gore and Wagner, who are friends and colleagues, will discuss, with candor and conviction, what is at stake for us all.
Tickets for this event are sold out, but it will be livestreamed on wellesley.edu/live.
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