NWU alumnna Trang Ho Morton ('06) returns to campus along with her husband, Matthew Morton, to deliver this year's Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership. Trang Morton graduated from NWU with degrees in political science, Spanish and international affairs. While at NWU, she won both a Truman Scholarship and the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She earned her master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and is now a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children for UNICEF.
Matthew Morton graduated from Stetson University with a degree in political science and a master's and doctorate degree in evidence based social intervention from the University of Oxford. He is now a research fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago where he is the principal investigator for Voices of Youth Count, a multi-component national policy and research initiative on unaccompanied youth homelessness.
Their lecture, "Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: US and International Perspective," will be held in Olin B Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mildred Curtis established the Senator Carl T. Curtis and Mildred M. Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership in 2005 to honor her late husband and senator, and to explore aspects of public and civic leadership.
The Curtis Lecture features public service leaders such as federal and state officeholders, diplomats and leaders in areas of political science, history, human relations and communication.