The Nathanson Centre sponsors three public lectures:
The Centre also sponsors other lectures that are not exclusively associated with it, such as York’s Annual Criminology Lecture, which is convened by Executive Committee member Prof. James Sheptycki.
It also sponsors external lectures directly-related to its mandate. For example, on 26 April 2010, the Centre supported the CIPP Lecture delivered by Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, held on 26 April, 2010. The lecture is available online.