Instructions and tips on inviting people to speak at your university..
How to Invite a Speaker
Unpublished essay (2005)
This essay was originally intended as an anonymous contribution to the Chronicle of Higher Education, but it was rejected three times. Meanwhile I have gotten a number of requests for it, so it's uploaded here. It is a guide for administrators and others who invite speakers, with information and suggestions about everything from the efficient use of email to bargaining over honoraria.
It turns out that this is the most popular essay I've written, by far: four times as many people have read this as the next most popular essay. (This is from Academia.) C'est la vie!
I would be interested to hear from people with ideas about things to add to the paper.