Campus Events

Distinguished Lecture Series at Adelphi University

Presenting perspective on today’s most significant issues.

Adelphi hosts lectures from experts in their fields to enhance your understanding of local, national and international issues.

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Past Lectures


March 9, 2016 The Capitol Steps Event With opening act Paws and Rewind, Adelphi’s student a cappella group.

November 4, 2015 Fit, Healthy and Ready to Teach Event Health Outcomes in Youth and Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment

September 17, 2015 Constitution Day Lecture Event Presented by Professor Emeritus Hugh A. Wilson

March 31, 2015 “Learning How to Learn” Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. Event Author of The New York Times best-selling book A Mind for Numbers.

March 26, 2015 Symposium on the Changing Nature of War and Peace Event This symposium examines the prospects and challenges of peace.

March 4, 2015 “Fresh Off the Boat” Eddie Huang Event This lecture is free and open to the public.

February 17, 2015 The Effects of Too Much Sitting on Health and Wellness Event Lecture and Q&A with Melvin Sam, DPt, OT.

November 18, 2014 Dialogue and Difference in the Classroom: Muslim Students in New York Schools Event

November 10, 2014 Who says no to war? Class and anti-war protest from Vietnam to Today Event Penny Lewis

November 4, 2014 Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence Event Christian Parenti Ph.D.

April 2, 2014 Challenging Racial Inequality In Our Schools Event Pedro Noguera talks about challenging racial inequality in our schools.

February 26, 2014 Robert Catell Event Inaugural John J. Phelan, Jr. Fellow in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

February 24, 2014 Behind the Beautiful Forevers Event Katherine Boo talks about her book "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers".

November 19, 2013 Rimer Cardillo Event Printmaking, installation

November 5, 2013 Tom Otterness Event Sculpture, public art

October 30, 2013 Sean Feeney Event Robert and Augusta P. Finkelstein Memorial Lecture

October 22, 2013 Julie Heffernan Event Painting

October 8, 2013 Sharon Louden Event Painting, public art, animation, sculpture

October 2, 2013 Francis Deng Event Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations

September 10, 2013 Stephanie Beck Event Artist books, sculpture, works on paper

April 3, 2013 Diane Ravitch, Ph.D. Event “Accountability in the Great American School System”

April 3, 2013 David A. Kerr, Watson for Healthcare – IBM Event Executive in Residence Event

April 3, 2013 Rakesh Gupta Event “India: Rooted in the Past, Present, and Future-Simultaneously”