North America in the Seventies: Lectures and Honors
The Gildersleeve professorships were provided to bring outstanding women to lecture at Barnard. Joan Robinson spoke at Barnard's Altschul Hall on "The Age of Growth." Robinson's archival papers show that she worked diligently on her addresses. Robinson is remembered for graciously providing opportunities to those faculty members who wished to discuss their interests with her. She was invited by D. E. Moggridge and S. K. Howson, to give a lecture on the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto. In 1980, Harvard University gave Joan Robinson its highest tribute, the honorary Doctor of Laws. In September of 1980, Robinson visited Notre Dame to lecture on "Inflation and the Economic Crisis". In 1981, Robinson accepted an invitation to give the Tanner Lecture on Human Values at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Robinson made her last visit to the United States in 1982. Her longest stay also proved to be her last.