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: Jim O'Rourke, Professor of Management, Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication
Speaker: John Nagle, Professor, The John N. Matthews Chair in Law
Lecture: "Congress Isn’t Broken"
Location: SUNY at Buffalo School of Law, John Lord O’Brian Hall, North Campus, Amherst, NY
Speaker: Kenneth Dye, Director, Bands; Professor, Music
Lecture: "The Traditions and Developments of the American Marching Band"
Speaker: Edmund Edmonds, Associate Dean, Director, Kresge Law Library
Lecture: "The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics"
Speaker: Michael Crant, Professor, Management
Lecture: "How to Be a More Effective Leader"
Speaker:Gary Lamberti, Professor, Biological Sciences
Lecture: "The Global Freshwater Crisis-Challenges and Solutions"
Speaker: Luis Fraga, Arthur Foundation Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership; Professor, Political Science
Lecture: "The Changing American Voter in 2016 and Beyond"
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