Tiffany and Kamm Lecture Series
Kamm Memorial Lecture on Law and Society
Dr. S. Richey Kamm, a Wheaton professor of history and political science for 34 years, had a remarkable impact on the lives of many undergraduates. As a teacher of political theory and constitutional history, he stimulated interest in public affairs and encouraged the study and practice of the law. To honor the legacy of this outstanding professor, friends and former students created the Kamm Memorial Fund to support lectures and law-related symposia on campus. Recent speakers include David Skeel, Barbara Armacost, John Witte Jr., Richard Garnett, and William Stuntz.
Tiffany Memorial Lecture on Foreign Affairs
The aim of the Tiffany Memorial Lecture on Foreign Affairs is to foster interest in and understanding of international affairs on the college campus. The Tiffany fund was established to honor the memory of Orin Tiffany, a long-time Wheaton history professor who had a passion for foreign affairs. Prof. Tiffany had the honor of attending the 1945 San Francisco Conference that established the United Nations. The department seeks to sponsor at least one major foreign affairs lecture each semester. Recent speakers include Joseph Nye, Stephen Kinzer, Eric Posner, Michael Gerson, Philip Zelikow, Roger Thurow, Aaron Miller, Tom Farr, and Steve Flynn.
Wheaton Model United Nations Program
The purpose of the Model UN program is to enable Wheaton students to gain experiential knowledge of the United Nations and the countries that participate in it through competition in Model UN simulations and organizing a competition for area high schools. Students apply to join Model UN in the spring semester of each academic year. If accepted, they take the class during spring semester and receive 2 hours of International Relations credit. The Wheaton College Model UN webpage has more information about the high school competition and the program.