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Siena College Lecture Series

FALL 2020

Nyle Fort Facilitates a Conversation with George Floyd's Uncle: Selwyn Jones
"Mourning, Faith, and The Movement for Black Lives."
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
Live via Zoom




33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change Presents: 
Winona LaDuke
"Native American Women: Finding the Voice to Safeguard the Earth"
Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 7pm.
SSU 240.

Black History Month Keynote Event:
Alex L. Pieterse, PhD
"Engaging Race and Racism in a College Setting: Understanding The Mental Health Needs of Our Students of Color"
Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 7pm
SSU 241-3.

FALL 2019


The Saint and the Sultan Panel Discussion
featuring Kelly O'Donnell, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication at Siena College as moderator;  Paul Moses, the author of the book "The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace"; Christa Grant, Director of the Damietta Cross-Cultural Center at Siena College; Khizra Awan, President of the Siena College Muslim Student Association; Dr. Linh Hoang O.F.M., Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College.
Thursday, October 3, 2019. 4:15pm.
Maloney Great Room

2019 History Department's Distinguished Speaker:
Elisheva Perelman, Ph.D
"Babysan's Burden: An Analysis of the American Occupation of Japan through Cartoons."
Monday, September 30th.
6:00pm. Maloney Great Room.

Constitution Day Lecture 2019
Anthony MIchael Kreis, Ph.D.
"Sex Rights and the Liquor Bureaucracy"
Monday, September 23, 2019
Sarazen Student Union 243
12:30pm -1:30pm

2019 Earth Day Lecture 
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
"Hope, Courage, and Moral-Spiritual Power in the Age of Climate Colonialism."
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:15 pm

2018-2019 Carroll Lecture Series
Peter Moloney
"The Role of Sports in Modern Irish Identity"
February 5, 2019. 7pm
Roger Bacon 202

32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change Presents: 
Tim Wise
"Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America"
January 30, 2019. 7 pm

Constitution Day 2018 Speaker: Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Albany Law School "Immigration, Executive Power, and the Constitution" Monday September 24, 2018 Sarazen Student Union - 243

The Claire Center Lecture
Joy Schroeder
"Imagination and Compassion in Franciscan Biblical Interpretation"
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Roger Bacon 202

Fr. George Coyne (former director of the Vatican Observatory)
A Lecture for the dedication of the Breyo Observatory at Siena College.

"The Dance of the Fertile Universe:  A Meeting of Science and Religious Belief."
Saturday, Nov. 10, 6-7 PM
RB 202

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Keynote Speaker:
Saul Flores
"Fleeing Home: Immigration & the Cost of Poverty"
Wednesday November 14, 2018
SSU 241- 243, 7 pm

One Billion Rising
"Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women"
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sarazen Student Union 240

"Ours to Do: Women Leading the Way Presents...
A Conversation with Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms"
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7pm
Sarazen Student Center 241 - 243

"Frankenstein Today: Should Humans Tamper in God's Domain?"
Dr. Timothy Madigan, Chair of the Philosophy and Classical Studies Department , St. John Fisher College.
Tuesday, January 23 2018. 4:00pm
Sarazen Student Union, Room 243.

31 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change Presents: 
Luis Alberto Urrea
"Universal Border: From 
Tijuana to the World"
March 15, 2018. 7:00 pm, SSU 240-3

The Lewis Golub Executive Lecture Series Presents:
Christopher J. Baldwin
"Leading in Transformation"

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Maloney Great Room

Larry Rasmussen
"Science, Ethics, Theology: Three Imperatives for Earth"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall

"A Debate: The Pros and Cons of New York State's Referendum Regarding the Constitutional Convention" 
Monday, September 25, 2017
Gerald Benjamin and Arthur "Jerry" Kremer
Constitution Day 2017

"Thinking Beyond the Paper: Exploring Digital Scholarship with Campus and Community Partners"
August 28, 2017
Jon Mckenzie Spendiff lecture


The Department of History welcomes:Dr. Tyler Anbinder, Professor of History, George Washington University. 2017 Distinguished Speaker."Uncovering the Lost Stories of New York's Irish Famine Immigrants with Digital History"Thursday, November 2nd, 6 p.m. Sarazen 243.


2017 Clair Center Lecture presents: Sr. Ilia Delio OSF, PhD, Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University"Being at Home in an Unfinished Universe: Lessons from Saint Francis."October 05, 2017 4:15 pm in the Boland Room of the Fr. Benjamin Kuhn House.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Non-violent Social Change presents...
Dr. Robert Bullard
"Environmental Justice and the Politics of Place: Why Equity Matters"
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7pm
Maloney Great Room, Sarazen Student Union

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Non-violent Social Change:
General introduction and remarks:

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Non-violent Social Change:
Student Award Presentation:

Dr. Christiana Z. Peppard.
"Just Water: Hydrology, Theology, and Laudato Si".
Tuesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boland Room, Ben Kuhn House.

Stephen J. Pope 
"Prophetic Citizenship"
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Boland Room - Fr. Benjamin Kuhn Alumni House

Constitution Day 2016 Speaker:
Dr. Vincent M. Bonventre, J.D., Ph.D 
Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School
"Religious Liberty: Fundamental Right or a Nuisance"
Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Sarazen Student Union 243, 12:30-1:30pm.

Ryan Smithson
Author of "Ghosts of War"
First Year Seminar Speaker
October 12th, 2016 4:00pm
Great Maloney Room.

Adriana Cavarero
"The Pleasure of the Ear: Listening to the Voice of Others"
Symposium of Living Philosophers
Thursday, September 24, 2016. 5pm. Great Maloney Room.

Charles Gehring and Len Tantillo
The Dell and Audrey Thompson Distinguished Lecture in American Revolutionary Studies
"New Netherland: Through History and Art."
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:30pm
Standish Library L-26.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Non-violent Social Change presents...
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. 
"Choosing a Path to Higher Ground."
The 29th Annual Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Lecture on Race and Nonviolent Social Change.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016. 7:00pm at the Sarazen Student Union.

 Dr. Rita Charon 
"'Really, universally, relations stop nowhere'. A Crossing of Adriana Cavarero and Henry James towards Relational Health Care."

Symposium of Living Philosophers
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:00PM in Roger Bacon 202.

Fr. Joseph Rozansky OFM
​"On Care of Our Common Home"
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 4:30pm in SSU 243

Dr. Olivia Weisser
The Department of History's 2015 Distinguished Speaker
Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ 5 pm. Maloney Great Room.
Dr. Daniel P. Scheid
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 @ 4:15 p.m. SSU 243
Dr. Rachel Jones
Thursday, October 29 @ 5:00 p.m. SAR 243
Please note: The featured film "A Touch of Home" is NOT included in this recording
Thursday, October 8, 2015. 4:00 p.m. Roger Bacon 202
Br. Edward Coughlin OFM
Friday, October 2, 2015. 10:00 a.m. Marcelle Athletic Complex.
Dr. Neslihan Senocak
Clare Center Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 30, 2015. 4:00pm. SSU 243.
Anthony Paul Farley
Constitution Day Speaker
Monday, September 28, 2015. 12:35pm SSU 243.
Adriana Cavarero
Symposium of Living Philosophers
Thursday, September 24, 2015. 5pm. Great Maloney Room.
Mohsin Hamid
First Year Seminar Featured Speaker
Thursday, September 10, 2015. 7 p.m. Marcelle Athletic Complex.