Each spring, in partnership with the Harvard College Dean’s Office, the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the Carr Center's Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program will co-sponsor the Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture. This annual endowed lecture is named for Nicholas Papadopoulos, who received his MA and PhD degrees in engineering from Harvard University. After Nick’s death from complications of AIDS in 1994, his mother created a fund in his name to support lectures about gay and lesbian studies or of interest to the gay and lesbian communities at Harvard. This event is held in recognition and celebration of Campus Pride Month in April.
Past speakers include:
- 2009: Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the new Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
- 2010: Shannon Price Minter, Esq., Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
- 2011: Kenji Yoshino , Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law New York University School of Law
- 2014: Cherrìe Moraga, Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright, Stanford University
- 2015: Shiri Eisner, activist, writer and researcher who wrote the book Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution