Sister Helen Prejean
Title: Anti-Death Penalty advocate, author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Lecture: "Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues"
Hon. Vijay Nambiar
Title: United Nation's Secretary General's Special Adviser on Myanmar
Lecture: "Practicing Non-Violence in a Violent World."
February 9, 2015
Dr. Alexander Yarym-Agayev
Professor of economics, businessman, and political activist.
Lecture Title: Russian Invasion of Ukraine: A Personal Perspective
Dr. Hussein Ibish
Senior Fellow on the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), author and columnist.
Lecture Title: Back from the Brink: How the Middle East Can Save Itself
Mr. Philip Murphy
Former United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Lecture Title: "German, Europe, and America: 25 Years after the Fall of the Wall"
Dr. Azza Karam
Senior Advisor on Social and Cultural Development United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mr. Nikhil Seth
Director, UN Division for Sustainable Development
Lecture Title: "From Rio to Rio+20: Sustainable development through multiple global causes"
Part of the United Nations Academic Impact Lecture Series
Her Excellency Atifete Jahjaga
President of the Republic of Kosovo
Lecture Title: Kosovo: A New State and a New Vision
Sponsored by: School of Social Work and the Institute for Global Understanding
Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Dr. Ampofo is the 2011 recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Feminist Activist Award. Her areas of expertise include: Higher Education; Gender; Power, Socialization; Women in Popular Music; Sexualities; Constructions of Masculinities; and Race, Ethnicity and Identity Politics.
Lecture Title: Responding to Violence: Local Activism in a Global Context
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Sociology and the Institute for Global Understanding; Co-sponsored by the Sociology Club and Gender Studies Program
Special Representative of the Secretary‐General for Children and Armed Conflict
Lecture Title: Human Rights: Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
Presented as the first in the United Nations Academic Impact Lecture Series
Ireland's first female President (1990-1997) and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (1997-2002),
Credit: UN Photo
Lecture Title: Hard Times, Human Rights, and Our Common Future
Presented as part of the Jack and Lewis RudinDistinguished Speakers Series
Pulitzer Prize Winner and Internationally Renowned Journalist for The New York Times
Attendance: More than 650 students, employees, and community members
Founder, Lamp for Haiti
Lecture Title: Lamp for Haiti
Attendance: 100 students, employees, and community members
Author and Visiting Professor of Journalism, Founding Director of The Pearl Project, Georgetown University
Lecture Title: Who Killed Daniel Pearl? A Muslim Woman's Journey Through International Violence
Attendance: More than 400 students, employees, and community members
UN-DPI Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement
Lecture Title: Ask What the UN Can Do for You & What You Can Do for the UN
Former First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
Lecture Title: Mobilizing African Women for Economic Development
Attendance: 150 students, employees, and community members
Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times
Lecture Title: The Inheritance: Transcending Our Differences, Transforming the World
Author, Founder of GARIWO, Medical Volunteer during the Bosnian War and Human Rights Activist, and Granddaughter of Former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito
Lecture Title: Good People in an Evil Time
Senior Advisor – Private Sector Engagement for CARE U.S.
Lecture Title: Engaging the Private Sector in the Fight to Eradicate World Hunger
Attendance: 200 people
Representative of the United States to the United Nations
Lecture Title: Global Challenges Facing our New President