Hesburgh Lecture Series

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.

Program Objectives

  • The Hesburgh Lecture Series brings the Notre Dame campus to its alumni and friends across the country
  • The program encourages intellectual dialogue between alumni, community members, and distinguished Notre Dame faculty
  • Lectures address issues reflective of the unique strengths of the University in an effort to stimulate the intellectual engagement of our graduates and others


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Benefits of Sponsoring a Lecture

  • Serves as an opportunity to showcase Notre Dame and the ND club to the community
  • Generates community support by inviting a local organization to co-sponsor
  • Appeals to Notre Dame alumni and friends who are interested in intellectual engagement

For more information on upcoming Hesburgh Lectures, check with your local Notre Dame club or browse our Learn calendar.

Notre Dame Club of Central New York/Syracuse Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Central New York/Syracuse Hesburgh Lecture

Fri, July 8, 2016

JUL. 8, 2016 | TBD | TBD


Speaker: Jim O'Rourke, Professor of Management, Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication

 

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Notre Dame Club of Buffalo/Western New York Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Buffalo/Western New York Hesburgh Lecture

Wed, July 13, 2016

JUL. 13, 2016 | TBD | Amherst, NY


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

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Notre Dame Club of El Paso Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of El Paso Hesburgh Lecture

Fri, July 22, 2016

JUL. 22, 2016 | TBD | El Paso, TX


Speaker:  Kenneth Dye, Director, Bands; Professor, Music

Lecture: "The Traditions and Developments of the American Marching Band"

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Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay Hesburgh Lecture

Wed, August 17, 2016

AUG. 17, 2016 | TBD | Tampa Bay, FL


Speaker: Edmund Edmonds, Associate Dean, Director, Kresge Law Library

Lecture: "The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics"

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Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale Hesburgh Lecture

Tue, September 13, 2016

SEPT. 13, 2016 | TBD | Fort Lauderdale, FL


Speaker: Michael Crant, Professor, Management

Lecture: "How to Be a More Effective Leader"

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Notre Dame Club of Wichita Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Wichita Hesburgh Lecture

Wed, September 28, 2016

SEPT. 28, 2016 | TBD | Wichita, KS

Speaker:Gary Lamberti, Professor, Biological Sciences

Lecture:  "The Global Freshwater Crisis-Challenges and Solutions"

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Notre Dame Club of Lehigh Valley Hesburgh Lecture

Notre Dame Club of Lehigh Valley Hesburgh Lecture

Thu, September 29, 2016

SEPT. 29, 2016 | TBD | Allentown, PA


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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