Fall Lectures

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester.

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester. Below is a list of select lectures by speakers who visited us in the fall.

Solidarity Movement in Poland, Adam Michnik, Solidarity’s co-founder, editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and Elzbieta Matynia, Ph.D., editor and translator of “An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Vaclav Havel and Adam Michnik” 

From Vienna to Omaha Beach, Edmund Rosenblum, who fled Vienna at dawn of Holocaust and joined U.S. Army veteran, serving as interpreter for German prisoner-of-war camp in France, Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture 

What Do We Learn from Schumpeterian Growth Theory, Philippe Aghion, Ph.D., Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, 23rd Annual Fall Henry George Lecture Series 

Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, Jay Sullivan, attorney, managing partner of Exec/Comm, a New York City communication consulting firm and award-winning author, 3rd Annual Ignatian Values in Action Lecture Series 

Kazakhstan & Central Asia: History, Culture, Politics & Economy, Kairat Umarov, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U.S., Inaugural Jay Nathan Ph.D. Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminars 

Japanese Internment: A Shameful Ghost that Still Haunts Us, Morey M. Myers, of counsel, Myers, Brier & Kelly LLP, Scranton 

The World Through Arab Eyes, Shibley Telhami, Ph.D., professor of international relations and the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland 

Magicians of the Earth: a Legendary Exhibition in Paris and Its Global Implications, Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., cultural historian, writer and professor of American studies at the Université de Caen, Paris 

Inside the Hotel Rwanda: the Surprising True Story and Why It Matters Today, Kerry Zukus, co-author of “Inside the Hotel Rwanda” 

The Great Learning Gap and Why We Must Do Something About It, Judith Renyi, Ph.D., executive director of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia

You can view videos of many of these (and other) lectures and panels on our YouTube channel youtube.com/universityofscranton

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