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: Marya Lieberman, Associate Professor
Lecture: "Detection of Fake Pharmaceuticals"
Speaker: Susan Ohmer, Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre; the William T. Carey and the Helen Kuhn Carey Chair in Modern Communications
Lecture: "Princess Culture"
Speaker:Rev. Oliver Williams, Associate Professor, Management; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business
Lecture: "Recent Catholic Social Thought: A Remarkable Turn"
Speaker: Ed Hums, Teaching Professor, Accountancy
Lecture: "Giving A 'Last Lecture'"
Lecture: "A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis's Vision for the Church"
Speaker: Brian Collier, Graduate Faculty, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE); Fellow, Institute for Educational Initiatives; Affiliate Faculty, Poverty Studies, American Studies, and Education, Schooling, & Society
Lecture: "Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, Save Your Family"
Speaker: Ken Dye, Director, Bands; Professor, Music
Lecture: "Cars and Stars"
Speaker: Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Assistant Professor, Political Science; Director, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
Lecture: "Christianity, Islam, and Support for Religious Freedom: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa"
Speaker: Nelson Mark, The Alfred C. DeCrane Jr. Professor of International Economics; Acting Director, Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies
Lecture: "Demographics and the Global Economy"
Lecture: "Human Rights and the Catholic Church, from Saint Francis to Pope Francis"
Location: Loyola University
Speaker: Oliver Williams, Associate Professor, Management; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business
Lecture: "Can You Do Well While Doing Good?"
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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