The Office for Religious Life was pleased to host Garry Trudeau as the fifth Rathbun Visiting Fellow from April 28-30, 2014. He delivered a “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life,” recounting personal reflections from his life related to the exploration of leading a meaningful life, on April 28, 2014 in Memorial Auditorium.
Mr. Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the long-running comic strip, Doonesbury. In 1975, he became the first comic strip artist to win the Pulitzer for Editorial Cartooning and the Reuben Award in 1995. He has written for the stage, television, and film and currently for the Amazon Studios series titled Alpha House. He began his career as a cartoonist drawing for his college newspaper at Yale, in addition to serving as editor-in-chief of the nation’s oldest college humor magazine.
Mr. Trudeau also spent time engaging with students across campus through programs that included “Military Affiliations,” “A Creative Life,” “Feminism for Males,” “Beyond Political Silos,” and “Life in Art: Art in Life.”
Watch Garry Trudeau on The Colbert Report, December 17, 2013
“Cartoonist Garry Trudeau to deliver lecture on a meaningful life Jan. 28 at Stanford,” Stanford Report, January 6, 2014
“Cartoons and Curiosity: Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury Takes On the Meaning of Life,” Stanford Arts Review, April 29, 2014
“Doonesbury cartoonist speaks as Rathbun Visiting Fellow,” Stanford Daily, April 29, 2014
“At Stanford, ‘Doonesbury’ creator reflects on the power of humor, satire and storytelling,” Stanford Report, April 30, 2014