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Fall 2015 Lectures

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester. Below is a list of select lectures by speakers who visited us in the fall. 

• Susan Athey, Ph.D., the Economics of Technology Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “The Internet and the News Media” at Scranton’s Henry George Lecture. 

• Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D., Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), delivered a lecture titled “What Can We Say About Jewish-Muslim Relations in America?” 

• Rebecca Alexander, award-winning author of Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, presented the “town meeting” keynote address at the University’s 14th annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disABILITY. 

• George J. Mitchell, former U.S. senator and Senate majority leader, who also served as chief negotiator and fact-finder for troubled regions and controversial inquiries, discussed “The U.S. Role in the World: Challenges and Responsibilities” at the Honorable T. Linus Hoban Memorial Lecture. 

• Avi Melamed, an independent Israel-Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, visited the University to share his perspective in a talk titled “Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.” 

• Mandy Antoniacci, writer of the “ChangeUp” sports business column for Inc. Magazine and advocate for social change presented “How to Throw a ChangeUp.” 

• A series of six-week Schemel Forum courses examined everything from the influential plays of George Bernard Shaw, to recent documentary filmmaking, and six critical years in German (and European) history. The Schemel Forum also presented its annual University for a Day in September. 

Visit the University’s YouTube channel to view some of these lectures and read more about them at scranton.edu/news.

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