About the Lecture Series
The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Houston was established in 2004. Elizabeth D. Rockwell believed that the university should host important discussions about leadership and ethics for students and the university community. The lecture, which is held annually, brings to campus nationally-prominent speakers to discuss important issues of ethics and leadership. Speakers are chosen for their ability to discuss ethics and leadership with broad appeal to a diverse body of students, faculty, staff, and community members.
For 2022, the theme for the Elizabeth Rockwell Distinguished Lecture is “adapt.” We have all had to adapt to the new conditions posed by the pandemic over the last couple of years. This year’s Elizabeth D. Rockwell Distinguished Lecture invites reflection on the theme of adaptability with particular attention to ethics and leadership. What role does adaptability play in ethics and leadership? How can we adapt to new conditions in positive ways without losing our mooring.