Tuesday, October 11

Fordham: Hope in a Fractured World

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

A faculty panel discussion of how Fordham, as the Jesuit University of New York, is uniquely positioned to form graduates who advance solutions to complex societal problems

A fully captioned version of this video will be available soon.


4 p.m. | McNally Amphitheatre

5 p.m. | Reception in Platt Court 


Lowenstein Center,  113 West 60th Street | Lincoln Center Campus | New York, NY

Moderator: Anne Williams-Isom, FCLC '86, James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies at the Graduate School of Social Service, Deputy Mayor of New York City

Panelists: Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics | Celia Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, Professor of Psychology, Director of Fordham's Center for Ethics Education | Iftekhar Hasan, Ph.D., University Professor and E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance

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Anne Williams-Isom holds the James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies in the Graduate School of Social Service. In January 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed Williams-Isom deputy mayor for health and human services. A native of Queens and an alumna of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, she earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to serving as a deputy mayor, Williams-Isom was the chief operating officer and then chief executive officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Williams-Isom began her career in child welfare as the deputy commissioner of community and government affairs at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Anne Williams-Isom

Celia Fisher is the Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, professor of psychology, and founding director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and the National Institutes of Health–funded HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute. Through her teaching, federally supported research grants, and national leadership, she is devoted to promoting justice and reducing health disparities among socially and economically marginalized populations. She has published more than 300 articles, edited eight books, and is the author of Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists, now in its 5th edition. Her honors include a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protections, an American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education, and appointment as fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Celia Fisher

Iftekhar Hasan is a University Professor and serves as the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. He also serves as a scientific advisor at the Central Bank of Finland and a research fellow at the Financial Institution Center at the Wharton School. A Fulbright scholar and a Fulbright selector, he also has been a Louis Bachelier Fellow in France, a Shimomura Fellow in Japan, a Bursa Malaysia Chair in Malaysia, and a Changjiang Scholar in China. He is the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Stability

Iftekhar Hasan

Bryan N. Massingale is a professor of theological and social ethics and holds the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University. A priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, he is the current president of the Society of Christian Ethics, a past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Father Massingale is the author of two books and more than 170 articles, book chapters, and book reviews. An award-winning scholar, teacher, and activist, he frequently addresses issues of racial and sexual justice in venues such as NPR, ABC News, PBS NewsHour, HuffPost, Canadian Public Radio, The South African Times, and the Associated Press. He is a leader of a network of Catholic thought leaders advocating the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in both society and the faith community. 


Bryan N. Massingale