Academic Lectures


September 1 – 12:15 p.m. (Bob Thomas Student Union Ballroom)
Fall Formal Academic Convocation

September 9 – 5:00 p.m.
History Department lecture
Mr. Pieter Kohnstam, Holocaust Survivor 

September 16 – 5:00 p.m.
Constitution Day Observance: What does it mean to be Father of the Constitution?: Madison and Constitutional Meaning
Dr. Jeremy Bailey, University of Houston

October 26 – 5:00 p.m.
At Bristol and Nether Stowey: Coleridge’s Early Definitions of Imagination and Symbol
Dr. Michael Raiger, Assistant Professor of Literature, Ave Maria University

October 27 – 5:30 p.m.
Humanity of Service: Portraits by Michael Collopy, Exhibition Talk
Michael Collopy, Photographer, San Francisco

November 10 – 7:00 p.m.  (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1025)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Conference: The David Science Fiction Award in Cuba (1979-2015)
José Miguel Sánchez Gómez (Yoss)

November 14 – 6:00 p.m.
Medieval Charters and Communities: A Symposium on different methods of engaging with charters in historical research
Dr. Mary Blanchard, Instructor of History, Ave Maria University
Alexander Crawford, Ph.D. (candidate), University of Aberdeen
Katherine Har, Ph.D. (candidate), University of Oxford

November 17 – 7:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1019)
Discovering Identity through Resilience
Margaret McGahon, MSc, MIAHIP

November 28 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1025)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Conference: Science Fiction in Cuban and World Literature: It’s Themes and Their Importance
Elaine Vilar Madruga

November 30 – 5:30 p.m.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Conference: Science Fiction Writers Have Something To Say: The Significance of Women in the Current Literary World
Elaine Vilar Madruga

December 5 – 12:00 p.m. (Canizaro Library, #213)
Migration and the European Union
Dr. jur. Stefan Gehrold, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation

February 10-11 (Bob Thomas Student Union Ballroom)
Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Program in Theology Conference: Mother Teresa and the Mystics: Toward a Renewal of Spiritual Theology
Dr. Ralph Martin, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Father David Meconi, S.J., St. Louis University
Dr. Mark Miravalle, Franciscan University
Dr. Michael Waldstein, Ave Maria University

February 16 – 1:50 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Room 1029)
Addressing Food Insecurity in the United States: A Catholic Economist’s Perspective
Dr. Craig Gundersen

February 24-25 – Time and Location TBD
Mother Teresa Program Conference: Welcoming the Child: Mother Teresa’s Care for the Most Vulnerable

All lectures will be held in the Demetree Lecture Hall in the Paul M. Henkels Academic Building unless otherwise noted.