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The Gannon Lecture Series, which began in the fall of 1980, brings distinguished individuals to Fordham University to deliver public lectures on topics of their expertise. It is named in honor of the Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S.J., President of Fordham from 1936-1949, an outstanding and popular speaker.

  Joe Quinlan  Joseph Quinlan
Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist
New York
America's Role in the World Economy: Myth vs. Reality
Biography - Presentation
February 16, 2006 


Joseph Quinlan is a Managing Director and the Chief Market Strategist of Bank of America, Global Wealth and Investment Management.  He is charged with the development and implementation of domestic and global investment strategies.  He joined the firm in June 2003 after working for several years as a Global Economist at Morgan Stanley (1994-02). Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Quinlan worked as Director of Economic Research at Sea-Land Services, a $3 billion global transportation firm.  He has also been an International Management Consultant.  He started his career with Merrill Lynch Economics.

In addition to his duties at Bank of America, Mr. Quinlan is a leading expert on global capital flows and the transatlantic economy.  He has been a Senior Transatlantic Fellow (non-resident) at The German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium since 2003, where his research centers on regional and global trade and investment flows.  As a Fellow, he regularly debriefs and advises senior U.S. congressional leaders on global economic/financial affairs on Capitol Hill, and has testified before the European Parliament on transatlantic trade issues.

Mr. Quinlan is also a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.  In 1998, he was nominated as Eisenhower Fellow and studied China-Taiwan cross-straits relations for a month in Taiwan.  

He is the author, co-author, editor or contributor to eight books, the most recent:  Deep Integration:  How Transatlantic Markets are Leading Globalization, Johns Hopkins University, 2005, co-authored with Daniel Hamilton.  He has published over 125 articles on international economics and trade, with publications appearing in such venues as Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Barron's.  

Mr. Quinlan lectures on global finance at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1992.  He has lectured on global affairs and international finance at various institutions in Europe and Latin America.  He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of States.

Joseph Quinlan earned a Master’s degree in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University in 1984.  He attended Niagara University, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science.  He has done additional course work in international finance at New York University.  He sits on the Board of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University and is a member of the President’s Council, Fordham University.

  Jerry Corrigan

E. Gerald Corrigan
Managing Director
New York
The Power of Clear Thinking
Biography - Lecture
February 7, 2006

Jerry Corrigan is co-chair of the firmwide Risk Management Committee, vice chair of the firmwide Business Practices Committee and a member of the firmwide Commitments Committee. Since joining the firm in 1994, Dr. Corrigan has served as chair or co-chair of a number of firmwide and industrywide groups dealing with a range of issues having major implications for financial market efficiency and stability. In addition, he provides a wide range of strategic advice to the firm and its clients. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and became a partner in 1996.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Corrigan ended a twenty-five year career with the Federal Reserve System when he stepped down from his position as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1993. He had been chief executive officer of the New York Fed and vice chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee since 1984. He has also served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Special Assistant to Fed chairman, Paul A. Volcker.

Dr. Corrigan earned a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics from Fairfield University and Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Fordham University in New York City. He is chairman, a trustee or a member of a number of non-profit organizations.

John F. Timoney
Changing Police Departments: New York, Philadelphia, and Miami
March 30, 2005

John Timoney, a native of Dublin, Ireland, immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. He is recognized as one of the country's leading police executives and is in constant demand in this country and abroad as a speaker and advisor on policing multiracial urban communities peacefully.

Mr. Timoney was appointed Chief of Police of the Miami Police Department on January 2, 2003. Previously, he served as the Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, commanding a diverse police force in the fifth largest metropolitan city in the United States. Prior to that, he spent 29 years of his career with the New York Police Department, where he was the youngest person in New York City's 150-year history to hold the four star position of Chief of Department.

Mr. Timoney holds a Bachelor's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Master's in American History from Fordham University and a Master's in Urban Planning from Hunter College. He is also a graduate of the Police Management Institute of Columbia University.

Sidney Altman - February 16, 2005
CatalyticRNA and RNASE P

Sidney Altman is the 1989 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry.  Born in Montréal, Canada, he earned a B.S. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, and a Ph.D. in 1967 from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He was a postdoctoral researcher from 1967 to 1971 at Harvard University and the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge, England.  Dr. Altman is currently Sterling Professor of Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, and Professor of Chemistry at Yale University.

Dr. Altman specializes in nucleic acid biochemistry and genetics of tRNA expression.  His research led to the discovery of catalytic RNA, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery in 1989.  The catalytic role of RNA helped explain the evolution of biochemical systems and has found numerous applications in biology and medicine.  Dr. Altman continues to research on mechanisms and applications of catalytic RNA, and has published over 170 research articles on this and related topics.

Thomas H. Murray - April 14, 2004
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Genome Research
Lynn Hunt - February 19, 2003
The Novel and the Origins of Human Rights: The Intersection of History, Psychology and Literature

Lynn Hunt is the immediate Past-President of the American Historical Association.  She earned her B.A. from Carleton College in 1967, and her M.A. in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1973 from Stanford University.  Professor Hunt is presently the Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at UCLA, where she specializes in the French Revolution, gender history, cultural history, and historiography. 

Professor Hunt has written extensively on the French Revolution, as well as historical method and epistemology.  Her most recent publications include The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1992), Histories: French Constructions of the Past, with J. Revel (1995), Beyond the Cultural Turn, with V. Bonnell (1999), and Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, with J. Censer (2001).  Her current research projects include a study on the origins of human rights in the 18th century and a study with Margaret Jacob on British romantics and their links to science and politics.

Edward T. Linenthal - April 24, 2002
Reflections of 9-11 and Oklahoma City: Memorializing the Landscape of Violence

Ed Linenthal is one of the nation’s leading authorities on how Americans respond to and memorialize major tragedies.  From the Little Big Horn to Pearl Harbor to Oklahoma City to the shocking events of September 11, he has drawn insights that can guide and sustain us in these grievous times. 

The Edward M. Penson Professor of Religion and American Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Linenthal is a biographer of memorial processes.  Linenthal says, “I try to write biographies of the ways Americans struggle with issues of violence through strategies of memorialization.” 

Dr. Linenthal’s expertise is recognized nationally.  Major media sources have invited him to share his research-based views including, ABC’s “Nightline”, “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Linenthal was invited to work at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Archives in order to study that devastating terrorist attack.  The people of Oklahoma City opened their homes and hearts to him and he became a trusted chronicler of their efforts to memorialize their loss, and rebuild the community.  The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma Cityin American Memory (Oxford University Press) reports his experiences and is now available. 

David W. Blight, author of Race and reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, says this in regards to The Unfinished Bombing: “

Edward Linenthal is a sensitive interviewer, a keen researcher, and a wonderful writer.  In this richly-layered book, he unveils how Oklahomans, and Americans generally, have made competing histories and memories out of a horrifying act of domestic terrorism.  This book is a disturbing and moving story of heroism and exploitation, of the nature of grief and the language of memorialization, of the entangled human impulses to remember and forget.  It is at once a heartbreaking and brilliant analysis of the character of public memory in American in the media age.”

Linenthal attended graduate school at the University of California-Santa Barbara and joined the faculty teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1979.  Research grants allowed him to travel and write about the Little Bighorn, more widely known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”  The result was Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields. Linenthal examines the process of veneration, defilement, and redefinition at five separate sites:  Lexington and Concord, the Alamo, Gettysburg, the Little Bighorn, and Pearl Harbor. 

His research for Sacred Ground established his connections with the National Park Service (NPS), which led to more research opportunities.  He delivered the 50th Anniversary commemorative address at the USS Arizona Memorial in 1994 at the invitation of the NPS.   

He served as a scholar at the Arms Control and Defense Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while working on Sacred Ground.  There he began another book, Symbolic Defense: The Cultural Significance of the Strategic Defense Initiative

More research led him to Poland.  There he interviewed museum people at killing centers for his book Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum.

Martin Harwit, director of the National Air and Space Museum asked Linenthal to serve on the advisory committee for the ill-fated Enola Gay exhibit. His experiences led him to write a history of this episode in the culture wars in  History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other battles from the American Past, which he co-edited with Tom Englehardt. 

In this challenging, confusing, and sobering time, Linenthal’s explorations of the landscape of violence have never been more relevant and riveting.  He possesses the ability to help us address grief and memorialization; an ability we need now more than ever. 

Linenthal has contributed his outlook and knowledge through different media sources.  He was featured in the New York Times in the months of September, October, November, and December of 2001.  In December of 2001, Linenthal was a featured author in the Chicago Tribune.  In addition, Linenthal was included in the Thanksgiving 2001 issue of Time magazine and was featured in USA Today magazine in January 2002.

Linenthal has also been lending his views to radio and TV.  He spoke in September of 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Connection.”  In addition, in October of 2001 he was on the nationally syndicated “Diane Rehm Show.”  In November of 2001 Linenthal was on the PBS show “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”  In December of 2001, he contributed his views on NBC and CBS to the “Nightly New with Tom Brokaw” and the “Evening News with Dan Rather.” 

When asked about the differences in scope between Oklahoma City and the September 11 attacks, Linenthal said, “This impact, we have not even begun to appreciate.  We haven’t begun to scratch the surface yet.”  With Linenthal’s help, we will.   

James Garbarino - December 5, 2001
Parents Under Siege: The Dangerous World Outside Your Front Door

James Garbarino is Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center and Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development at Cornell University.  Professor Garbarino earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973. 

Professor Garbarino has authored and edited seventeen books.  His most recent publications include Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child’s Life (2001), Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them (1999) and Raising Your Children in a Socially Toxic Environment (1995).  In 1991 he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War upon children in Kuwait and Iraq, and has served as a consultant for programs serving Vietnamese, Bosnian and Croatian children.

Michael Sandel - February 13, 2001
Are There Some Things Money Can't Buy?: Markets, Morals, and Civic Life

Michael Sandel is Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1980. He teaches courses in contemporary political philosophy, the history of political thought, and, at Harvard Law School, a course on "Markets, Morals, and Law." His undergraduate course, "Justice," typically enrolls some 700-800 students. In 1985, he was awarded the Harvard-Radcliffe Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, and in 1999 was named a Harvard College Professor in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate teaching. Sandel is the author of Democracy's Discontent: America In Search of a Public Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1996), a book that has sparked much discussion about American politics, philosophy, and law. Sandel's other publications include Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 1982, 1997 2nd ed.; also in Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Persian translations), Liberalism and Its Critics (ed., Basil Blackwell, 1984), and articles in scholarly journals, law reviews, and general publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The New Republic. Sandel has lectured widely in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia to academic and general audiences. He has led seminars on "Justice and Society" for the Aspen Institute, lectured at the Chautauqua Institution and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, addressed gatherings of Congressional leaders and of the National League of Cities, and worked with public school teachers and principals on issues of civic education. In 1998, he delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford University. Sandel is a member of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University, the Board of Syndics of Harvard University Press, the Rhodes Scholarship Committee of Selection, the National Constitution Center Advisory Panel, the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jewish Philosophy (Jerusalem), and the Council on Foreign Relations. At Harvard, he chairs the faculty advisory board of the Institute of Politics, and the faculty committee that oversees the Moral Reasoning component of the Core Curriculum. A summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University (1975), Sandel received his doctorate from Oxford University (D.Phil.,1981), where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives with his wife and two sons in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Brian Levack - October 27, 1999
Witchcraft: Yesterday and Today

Brian Levack is the John E. Green Regents Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Levack earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham College in the mid-1960’s and received the Ph.D. from Yale in 1970. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin, for many years, specializing in 16th and 17th century Britain.

Professor Levack is the author of several books, including The Civil Lawyers in England, 1603-1641: A Political Study, The Formation of the British State: England, Scotland, and the Union, 1603-1707, and The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe. He has also edited several anthology series, including the multi-volume Articles on Witchcraft, Magic and Demonology.

Paul Muldoon - October 5, 1999
Poetry Reading given by Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon is the Howard G.B. Clark Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton University where, since 1990, he has also been the director of the Creative Writing Program.

Muldoon graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast where he studied Celtic and Scholastic Philosophy as well as English literature. As a student in English Literature, Muldoon studied under Seamus Heany and soon emerged as the youngest member of a group of Northern Irish poets that gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1973, Muldoon published his first widely reviewed volume of poetry, New Weather. The book secured his place among Ireland’s finest writers. Some of his other significant works include Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting the British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1991), The Annals of Chile (1995) and Hay (1998).

Paul Muldoon has been awarded the Sir Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award in 1991, the T.S. Eliot Award for The Annals of Chile in 1994, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 1996, and the Irish Times Literature Prize for his New Selected Poems 1968-1994, in 1997.  Most recently, Muldoon was elected to the honorary position of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. Oxford created the Professor of Poetry position in 1708 and Muldoon is the 42nd person to hold the post, following such acclaimed poets as Robert Graves, W.H. Auden, Cecil Day Lewis, and Seamus Heany.

John S. Morrill - September 22, 1998
Oliver Cromwell and His Reputations
Albert Bandura - March 30, 1998
Reflections on Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement
Peter R. Brown - March 10, 1998
The Biography of Augustine Revisited: Augustine the Bishop in the Light of New Evidence
R. Scott Appleby - November 4, 1997
'As if in Prayer': Against the Consolations of Virtual Catholicism

Professor R. Scott Appleby, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, is one of America’s most prominent authorities on religion in America. He served as co-director of the Fundamentalism Project, an international public policy study, and co-edited its five publications. He is the author of  Church and Age Unite! The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicism, which won the 1991 Notre Dame Studies in American Catholicism Award. That same year Fundamentalism Observed, a volume co-edited by Appleby, won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion. He has been a consultant for the NPR and PBS radio and film series on fundamentalism and co-authored the series’ companion book, The Glory and the Power: The Fundamentalist Challenge to the Modern World. Professor Appleby is currently directing research on a project funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. that will focus on the changes in Catholic leadership, institutions, and religious identity during the twentieth century.

Professor Appleby has titled his lecture “‘As if in Prayer’: Against the Consolations of Virtual Catholicism.” He will discuss what he perceives as the challenge American Catholicism faces in the context of American culture today. Contemporary American culture, he will suggest, “trivializes religion, commodifies the spiritual, promotes a consumerist approach to traditions of wisdom, and absorbs and flattens” ideas that expose its flaws. How, he will ask, “might the U.S. Catholic community renew its mission to serve and transform America?”

John Finnis - April 14, 1997
The Practical Meaning of Secularism

Professor John Finnis, widely recognized for his prominence in the field of Legal Philosophy and for his extensive publications in the area of natural law, is currently Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at Oxford University, as well as the Biolchini Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has previously held other major academic appointments at Adelaide University, University of Malawi, and Boston College Law School.

His accomplishments include appointment as Governor of  Plater College (Catholic Workers College) at Oxford and Governor of the Linacre Centre for Medical Ethics where he has served as Vice Chairman since 1987. He was a special advisor to  the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, Westminster, on the role of the United Kingdom Parliament in the Canadian constitution. He has also been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1990. As a member of the Catholic Bishops’ Joint Committee on Bio-ethical Issues, the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax and the International Theological Commission, he uses his professional expertise to address issues of importance to the Catholic Church.

Professor Finnis has published many books, including Fundamentals of Ethics and Natural Law and Natural Rights, which recently enjoyed its 9th printing. He has been published widely in theological, philosophical and legal journals, including The Tablet, Clergy Review, Notre Dame Law Review,  Catholic Lawyer, and Law and Philosophy. He has contributed to several important edited reference collections such as Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Encylcopaedia of Philosophy (Routledge), and Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence.

Rudi Dornbusch - February 26, 1997
What's Wrong with Latin America

Professor Rudi Dornbusch is widely recognized for his scholarship and for his closely followed commentaries on the national and economic scene. He is Ford International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has previously held other major academic appointments at the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago.

His articles have dealt with all facets of international trade, and he is credited with correctly predicting, in an article in the spring of 1994, the economic difficulties that Mexico experienced in late 1994 and early 1995.  

Professor Dornbusch serves as an advisor to several governments as well as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. A regular contributor to the popular trade magazine Business Week, Professor Dornbusch has also published several books, including Macroeconomics from McGraw-Hill, Open Economy Macroeconomics from Basic Books, and Financial Policies and the World Capital Market from University of Chicago Press.  He has received many honors, including Fellow of the Econometric Society, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Joshua Lederberg - April 23, 1996
The Future of Infectious Disease
Jagdish Bhagwati - November 7, 1995
Free Trade at Risk: The American Challenge
Harold Bloom - March 21, 1995
Answering Angels and Prophetic Dreams
James Donnelly - October 5, 1994
Mass Evictions and the Great Famine: The Clearances Revisited
James Q. Wilson - April 25, 1994
Moral Intuitions
Howard Gardner - December 9, 1993
Multiple Intelligences, Multiple Creativities
Mary Higgins Clark - April 14, 1993
Suspense Writing: From Creation to Publication
Charles B. Keely - November 11, 1992
Creating Refugees: The New World Order and the Challenge to American Refugee Policy
John Cardinal O'Connor - March 9, 1992
The Cost of Peace in the Middle East
Robert W. Greene - November 20, 1991
The Media in Democratic Society: Are Muckrakers Necessary?
Seamus Heany - February 21, 1991
Beyond Confusion: The Arts and Your Expectations
Timothy S. Healy, S.J. - October 24, 1990
Literacy and Learning in the 21st Century
Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar - April 23, 1990
Baptizing a Kangaroo or Constructing an Anthology of Literature by Woman
Walter S. Sullivan - February 5, 1990
Heresy that Became Dogma: The Story of Continental Drift
Lawrence R. Klein - March 2, 1989
The Role of Government in the Economy: The Case of Banking Deregulation
Edward O. Wilson - November 17, 1988
The Fourth Horseman of the Environmental Apocalypse: Global Bio-Diversity
William Henry Lazareth - April 11, 1988
Ecumenical Challenges for Church and Society
Vartan Gregorian - September 21-22, 1987
Catholicism, Nationalism, and Anti-Semitism in France 1890-1940
Mary Alice Williams - April 7, 1987
What's New and Who Decides
Daniel Patrick Moynihan - February 9, 1987
International Involvements: A View from the Senate
Padraic N. MacKernan - April 21, 1986
Courage and Compromise: The Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 and the American Dimension
William Bass - November 5-6, 1985
Forensic Fire Investigation
Joseph Papp - February 12, 1985
What's Happening to Broadway
John Brademas - October 30-31, 1984
Education on the National Agenda: Perspectives and Prospects
Rosalyn Yalow - February 14-15, 1984
Radioactivity in the Service of Humanity
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin - December 6, 1983
A Consistent Ethic of Life: An American Catholic Dialogue
Theodore M. Black - March 1-2, 1983
Straight Talk About American Education
Herbert A. Simon - November 9-10, 1982
Using Artificial Intelligence to Study Natural Intelligence
Toni Morrison - March 30-31, 1982
Writing, Creation and Memory
Christopher S. Jencks - November 3-4, 1981
Rethinking the Benefits of Education
Bernard M.W. Knox - April 7-8, 1981
Work and Justice in Archaic Greece
These lectures have been endowed by generous gifts of the members of the undergraduate class of 1951 and other friends of Fordham.

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