Dame Frances Cairncross

Distinguished British journalist and economist to speak at Walla Walla University

Author, journalist, and academic, Dame Frances Cairncross, will spend the week of Oct. 26-30 on the Walla Walla University campus giving two public lectures, visiting classrooms, and meeting students as a part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program.

Cairncross was head of Oxford University’s Exeter College and has been on staff at The Guardian and The Economist. Her expertise in the world of communications and economics has earned her the title Dame of the British Empire, the female equivalent of Knighthood. Her 1997 book The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Will Change Our Lives describes the dramatic changes the tech age is bringing to our personal and business lives, as well as a larger effect on society.

She will address the WWU student body at the weekly chapel program, CommUnity, this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. Her speech, “Five Global Trends That Will Shape the 21st Century,” will be held at the University Church.

Also this week, Cairncross will give an evening presentation on Thursday, Oct. 29, titled “The Case Against the Ethical Company.” This event will take place at Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. The University Church is located at 212 SW Fourth St., College Place. Village Hall is located at 207 S College Ave., College Place.

The dame is very enthusiastic about meeting with WWU students this week outside of her scheduled talks and class visits. Those who are interested should email emily.muthersbaugh@wallawalla.edu
to schedule an appointment with our distinguished guest.

Posted October 23, 2015

Dame Frances Cairncross will give two lectures at WWU the week of Oct. 26-30.