David Cameron announced as next Ubben Lecture


Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, will be the next DePauw University's Ubben Lecturer on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Cameron who left his post this summer, will be giving a lecture titled, "The Historic Events of 2016 and Where We Go From Here."

The event will start at 4:30 p.m. in Neal Fieldhouse and will be Cameron’s first public speaking event since he left office. Cameron will be the sixth British Prime Minister to speak at DePauw.

Cameron became a member of Parliament in 2001 and then became Prime Minister in 2010.

After UK voters decided to withdraw from the European Union, Cameron resigned from his position as Prime Minister and officially resigned from Parliament in September.

“Should be pretty special given Brexit, Trump,” wrote Ken Owen, head of media relations at DePauw, over email.

Cameron’s administration has been credited with introducing changes to immigration policy, education, and healthcare. In addition, he worked to legalize same-sex marriage and privatizing the Royal Mall.

Many students are looking forward to Cameron’s visit to campus.“I am very excited for David Cameron to come to DePauw,” said sophomore Emily Troyer, treasurer of College Republicans. “I think it will be really amazing to hear from someone who actually held a head of state position, especially in a different country, and especially in Britain during the Brexit.”

Other students are confused about the timing of this visit. “It just is strange to me out that a man who dominated the western political world for the past six years doesn't have better things to do,” said sophomore, Kiara Goodwine.

Students will not be able to ask personal questions of Cameron, but journalists from the student news organizations will pose questions that are sent to UbbenQuestions@depauw.edu.