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Hesburgh Lecture Series

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“Questions and problems continue to challenge us, and given the excellence of today’s faculty, it is a true blessing to have them stimulate and provoke thoughtful dialogue in your communities”
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus

Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series provides an opportunity to experience Notre Dame’s academic excellence to the Notre Dame clubs and their local communities. The lectures perpetuate the example of President Emeritus Rev. 
Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner, and further the mission of the Alumni Association by providing meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friends. Annually, approximately 6,000 alumni, parents, and friends attend Hesburgh Lectures.

From seven lectures in the first year, the portfolio of lecture topics has expanded to 210 lectures, presented by 103 faculty members on topics related to Arts/Architecture, Business/Economics, Catholicism/World Religions/Spirituality, Communications, Current Affairs, Education, Environment, Ethics/Social Concerns, Family, Globalization/Intercultural, Government/Law/Politics, Health, History, Human Behavior, Notre Dame, Science/Engineering, Sports, and Technology/Social Media. To view the listing of available lectures, please visit the lecture hosting link below.  

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Notre Dame Club Lecture Hosting 

To host a Hesburgh lecture, please view the Hosting a Lecture page which includes complete step by step instructions on how to organize a Hesburgh Lecture, link to the Hesburgh Lecture book and the online lecture request form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Programs at 574-631-8693 or at
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