The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series


Jay Nathan, Ph.D.

The Jay Nathan, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar Lecture Series invites international scholars to visit The University of Scranton to address issues that will enlighten and benefit students, faculty, and the community.  The lecture series also enriches the community through a cultural exposition in the arts or music. While visiting campus, scholars will deliver presentations on topics of interest to the academic community and meet informally with attendees, students, and faculty.

2022 Lecture: Iceland: History. Culture. Environment

The Seventh Presentation in the Jay Nathan Ph.D. Visiting Scholar Lecture Series will be hosted by The Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The University will welcome distinguished guests Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, and classical violinist Eva Ingolfsdóttir.

While visiting campus, the ambassador will make a presentation entitled Iceland: History. Culture. Environment. The presentation will be followed by a cultural showcase featuring Icelandic music. The program begins at 4 p.m. in The Moskovitz Theater, The DeNaples Center.

A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Dr. Nathan. Reservations are encouraged.

2019 Lecture: Lithuania: Traditional & Modern Nation

2018 Lecture: The Rise of Romania: History. Culture. Economy.

2017 Lecture: India: Ancient. Culture. Democracy.

2016 Lecture: Thailand: Tradition vs. Modernization

2015 Lecture: Mongolia: History, Culture & Transformation

2014 Lecture: Kazakhstan & Central Asia: History, Culture, Politics & Economy