AFFILIATE EVENT: President Paxson Speaking at 92nd Street Y on October 13 at 8:15 pm

President Paxson will be speaking at the THE BENENSON LECTURE - Our Turn: Women Leading Academia on October 13. Below are the event details.

In Conversation with Lisa Birnbach '78 at the 92nd Street Y 

Our Turn: Women Leading Academia 

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:15 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Buttenwieser Hall
Price: from $32.00

Purchase Tickets at


  • promo code BROWNALUM for 10% discount to this event,
  • promo code CHANCE for $5 discount off of general admission tickets for faculty/staff/alumni
  • current students under 35 do not need a code as they can simply purchase the "Under 35" tickets for $15 (IDs will be checked at door) 


Did you know that women lead half of the Ivy League, many elite liberal arts colleges and giant public systems?

As part of the 92nd Street Y's American Conversation Series, award-winning journalist Lisa Birnbach '78 will lead a discussion with the most influential women in Academia today.

Come join the discussion with Nancy Cantor (chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark), Amy Gutmann, (president of the University of Pennsylvania), Biddy Martin (president of Amherst College), and Christina Paxson (president of Brown University) to discuss their career paths, balancing their distinguished careers with family, and the challenges they face in this era of overwhelming college costs and competition from online programs.