A special message to all clubs from Dolly Duffy '84 Executive Director, Alumni Association
Inspired by the late Father Hesburgh’s example of lifelong learning, the Hesburgh
Lecture Series has brought University faculty to Notre Dame clubs and their
local communities since 1986. The lectures, presented by mostly tenured faculty,
showcase the depth and breadth of Notre Dame’s academic expertise in research and
teaching through an accessible format suitable for a general audience. The Hesburgh
Lecture Series furthers the mission of the Alumni Association to provide meaningful
continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni and friends.
From seven lectures in the first year, the portfolio of topics has expanded
to 245 lectures, presented by 112 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. Annually, approximately 6,700 alumni and friends
attend Hesburgh Lectures.
Plan Your Lecture
For more information on upcoming Hesburgh Lectures, check with your local Notre Dame club or browse our Learn calendar.
Speaker: Richard Garnett, Paul J. Schierl / Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law; Concurrent Professor, Political Science; Fellow, Institute for Educational Initiatives
Lecture: "A Guided Tour of the Constitution of the United States"
Speaker: Stephen Fallon, Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities; Professor, Program of Liberal Studies; Professor, English
Lecture: "Genesis and Gender: Milton’s Adam and Eve and the Birth of Modern Marriage"
Location: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Co-sponsor: University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Department of Psychology
Speaker:Gary Lamberti, Professor, Biological Sciences
Lecture: "The Global Freshwater Crisis-Challenges and Solutions"
Speaker: Charles Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus, Art History
Lecture: "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of Mysteries"
Speaker: Luis Fraga, Arthur Foundation Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership; Professor, Political Science
Lecture: "The Changing American Voter in 2016 and Beyond"
Lecture: "Do Men and Women Speak in Two Different Tongues? If So, Why?"
Speaker: Mitchell Wayne, Professor, Department of Physics
Lecture: "Einstein: How One Mild-Mannered Physicist Changed the Way We Understand Our World"
Speaker: Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor and Chair of History
Lecture: "How Two Brothers Started an Age of Revolution."
Speaker: Ed Edmonds, Associate Dean, Director, Kresge Law Library
Lecture: "The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics"
Speaker: Dominic Vachon, Director, Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
Lecture: "What is Science Saying About Compassion and What Difference Does It Make in Our Daily Lives?"
Speaker: Michael Driscoll, Associate Professor, Theology
Lecture: "The Eucharist as the Embodiment of Love"
Speaker: Carter Snead, Professor, Law; W.P. and H.B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
Lecture: "The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning"
Location: Regis University
Lecture: "A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis's Vision for the Church"
Lecture: "Human Rights and the Catholic Church, from Saint Francis to Pope Francis"
Location: Loyola University
Speaker:Gilberto Cardenas, Director, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture; Professor, Sociology; Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Fellow, American Studies Program
Location: Hamilton Forum of Canton Ohio
Lecture: "Human Rights and the Catholic Church, From Saint Francis to Pope Francis"
Location: Alvernia University, 400 St Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607
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