AID Presents: Last Lecture with Amy LaCombe
The Americans for Informed Democracy of Boston College present "The Last Lecture Series." One lecture each semester from a distinguished BC professor answering the question: "if you had the chance to give the last lecture of your life, what would you say?"
This series was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical "final talk", with a topic such as "what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?" The talk was later released as a book called The Last Lecture, which became a New York Times best-seller.
Randolph Frederick ("Randy") Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University. He gave his "The Last Lecture" speech on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon. Pausch conceived the lecture after he learned that his previously known pancreatic cancer was terminal.