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Past Gannon Lectures

The Gannon Lecture Series, which began in the fall of 1980, brings distinguished individuals to Fordham to deliver public lectures on topics of their expertise.  Fordham alumni endowed the series to honor the Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S.J., president of Fordham University from 1936 to 1949, who was an outstanding and popular speaker.

Fall 2013
Hugh Locke, co-founder and president of Smallholder Farmers Alliance and author of The Haiti Experiment
The Haiti Experiment: Development Breakthroughs that Could Change the World   

Spring 2013
Ambassador Anne Anderson, permanant representative from Ireland to the United Nations and newly appointed representative to the United States
Ambassador, in Gannon Lecture, Shares Insiders View of U.N. Elections

Fall 2012
William Antholis, Ph.D., Managing Director, The Brookings Institution and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies Program at Brookings
Fractious Federations: Why China’s Provinces and India’s States Matter
William Antholis Blog

Spring 2012
Kamal Y. Azari, Ph.D., GSAS '88 and John Entelis, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University
Sandstorm: Interpreting the New Middle East and North Africa

Fall 2011
Ellen M. Hancock, GSAS '67 
Progress in Corporate America: Diversity and Governance |  A Personal Perspective

Spring 2011
Susan Davis
The Case for Investing in Women: 40 Years of Perspectives from the World's Largest NGO

Fall 2010
Edward E. Conway Jr., M.D., GSAS '80
Shaken Baby Syndrome

Spring 2010
Chris Lowney, FCRH '81, GSAS '81
Could St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises have spared us the 2008 Wall Street Crash?

Fall 2009
Archbishop Nicholas Girasoli
Minority Rights and Globalization: A Compromise Approach

Spring 2009
John Disterhoft, Ph.D., GSAS '68 & '71
Learning in Young and Aging Brains: A Neuroscientific/Psychological Perspective
John Disterhoft Presentation
Nicholas LaRocca Presentation

Fall 2008
Rabbi Alan Brill, Ph.D., GSAS '94
Is There Still Mystery to Mythicism after Modernity

Spring 2008
Dr. Paul Chu, Ph.D., GSAS '65, D. SC. '88 
An Odyssey of Discovery

Fall 2007
Martin Matuštík, Ph.D. GSAS '91
The Scarcity of Hope: Post Secular Mediations on Radical Evil

Spring 2007
Peter Quinn, GSAS '75
Writes of Passage: Confessions of a Bronx Irish Scribbler

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