Lectures of Note 2013-14

Lectures of Note 2013-14

Teresa Berger, PhD
Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale University
“Women as Celebrants and Interpreters of Catholic Liturgy: From Sacrosanctum Concilium to Cyberspace”
13th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church

Caroline Walker Bynum, PhD
Professor Emerita, Columbia University
“Goddesses, Saints and the Eucharist: What Does it Mean to Compare Religious Traditions”
Catholic Studies Lecture

Rev. Vincent Branganza, S.J.
Director, Loyola Center for Research and Development, St. Xavier’s College, India
“Ethics in Science: Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian Society”
8th Annual Thomas More Lecture

Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, and Stephen Braga ’78
“The Long Fight for Freedom”
Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture and Open VISIONS Forum

Ronan Farrow
Writer and TV Host
“A New Generation of Protest: How Technology is Changing the Art of Uprising”
Open VISIONS Forum

America Ferrera
Oscar-winning Actress
“An Evening with America Ferrera”
Open VISIONS Forum
8th Annual Students Forum

Donald E. Gibson, PhD
Dean, Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University
2013 Fall Convocation

Wil Haygood
Journalist and Author of The Butler
2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Dustin Hoffmann and Francois Girard
Academy Award-Winning Actor and Director of The Red Violin
“An Award-Winning Conversation”
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
Holocaust Survivor and Founder of the Hineni Heritage Center
“The Jewish Soul on Fire”
The Annual Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies

Steve Kroft
CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent
“My Years in Journalism”
Open VISIONS Forum

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Rabbi and Author
“Tales of the Mystical God: When the Sacred Appears Within the Everyday”
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

Kenneth Langone
President and CEO of Invemed Associates, LLC, and Co-Founder of The Home Depot, Inc.
“Investing for the Long Term”
The 2014 Dolan Lecture

Amy-Jill Levine, PhD
Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University
“Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture”
Eighth Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement

Rev. Thomas Lucas, S.J.
Rector of the Jesuit Community, Seattle University
“From Space to Place: The Landscapes of Jesuit Higher Education”
Catholic Studies Lecture

Paul Muldoon
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Irish Studies Program, Department of English and MFA in Creative Writing Program

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., S.T.D.
Professor Emerita, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
“Buying the Field: Women Religious in a Renewing Church”
20th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J., Lecture in Theology, Religion, & Society

A.O. Scott
Film Critic for The New York Times
“Critic’s Picks”
Open VISIONS Forum

John Sculley
Former CEO of PepsiCo and Apple
“Globalization – The Future of American Brands”
Marketing Club, Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Lee Shai Weissbach, PhD
“The Jewish History of Small Town America”
Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center Lecture

Dr. Spencer Wells
Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Director of the Genographic Project
“The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey”
Open VISIONS Forum

Ben Urwand
Author
“Hitler and Hollywood”
Open VISIONS Forum — Espresso

Isabel Wilkerson
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author
“An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson”
Open VISIONS Forum

Rabbi Eric Yoffie
Author and Past President of the Union of Reform Judaism
“American Jews Look at a Changing Israel: Peace, Prosperity, and Religious Pluralism”
Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture