Video Links

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  • March 14, 2022 - Monthly Speaker, Oxana Bayer, Visiting Fullbright Scholar.  "The Aftermath of Social Repressions: Lived Experiences of People in Soviet Ukraine"
  • October 21, 2021 - Monthly Speaker, Pamela (PJ) Dillon, Assistant Professor of Management at Duquesne University. "Smack Talking Mean Girls: What Social Creativity Reveals about Corporate Social Responsibility"


  • April 22, 2021 - Monthly Speakers: Fred Evans, George Yancy and Boram Jeong. "Interpretations and Meanings of White Supremacy: Anti-Black, Anti-Asian, and other Racisms in the Era of BLM"
  • April 14, 2021 - Monthly Speaker: Ann W. Astell. University of Notre Dame. "Dialogic Interplay: Levinas as a Reader of Gabriel Marcel's Philosophical Drama"
  • February 11, 2021 - Monthly Speakers: Lisa Lopez Levers and Matthew Walsh. Duquesne University. "Trauma-Informed Community Development: Using the Consultative Workshop as a Strategy for Community Engagement, Mitigating Adversity, and Building Resilience"
  • December 1st, 2020 - Monthly Speakers: Gary Gumpert and Susan Drucker. Communication Landscapers. Urban Communication Foundation. "Sensing the City of the Present and Past"
  • November 12, 2020 - Monthly Speaker: Dan Holland, Department of History, Duquesne University. "Communities of Resistance: How ordinary people developed creative responses to marginalization in Lyon and Pittsburgh, 1980-2010"


  • November 21, 2019 - Monthly Speaker: Daniel Selcer, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Duquesne Philosophy Department. "Cartesian Sound and Atomic Fury: On Matter and the Minimum"
  • February 6th, 2020 - Monthly Speaker: Caitlin Bruce, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh.  "Ciudad de Murales: Cultivating Acceptance through Nationalist and Regional Imagery"


  • September 21, 2018 - External Speaker: Jacqueline Cabasso, National Co-covener for United for Peace and Justice.  "Our Divided World: The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament and the Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States"
  • October 4, 2018 - Monthly Speaker: Jessica Mann, Director for The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research.  "Crossing Borders for Civic Engagement: A Narrative Inquiry of Service-Learning Participant Perspectives"
  • November 15, 2018 -Monthly Speaker: Lanei Rodemeyer, Philosophy Department, Duquesne University. "Sexual Encounters of Many Kinds: Gender, Sex, and Embodiment"
  • December 6, 2018 -Monthly Speaker: Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science.  "Political Theory for the Real World"
  • January 17, 2019 -Monthly Speaker: Tom Sparrow, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Slippery Rock University.  "Engineering For and Against Disability: A Phenomenological Critique"
  • February 28, 2019 -Monthly Speaker: Fred Evans, Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University.  "The Political Aesthetics of Public Art in Urban Spaces"
  • March 21, 2019 -Monthly Speaker: Clifford Bob, Professor of Political Science at Duquesne University.  "Rights As Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power"
  • Aptril 6, 2019  Democratic Socialism Symposium: Economics, Ethics, Politics


  • April 9 & 10, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, Mindy Fullilove Thompson, MD, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School
  • September 21, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Cathleen J. Appelt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duquesne University. "Identity and Priorities for Social Change: An exploration of African-American women's perspectives on the current maternal-child health crisis"
  • October 26, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Matthew Ussia, Instructor of Writing, Duquesne University. "The Infinite Terror of Open Spaces"
  • November 16, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Daniel Burston, Associate Professor of Pyschology, Duquesne University. "Dust and Fog, Fire and Salt: Karl Stern's Emigre Experience"
  • February 1, 2018 - Monthly Speaker: Jacke Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh. "Human Rights in the 21st Century: Roles and Strategies for Scholars"
  • March 1, 2018 - Monthly Speaker, Kathy Newman, Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon. "The Art of Das Kapital: Why Contemporary Artists Are Turning to Marx"


  • September 15th, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English and Hilman Endowed Chair, Duquesne University. "Mina Loy's America at War: The Late Poems and Photojournalism's Rise"
  • October 26th & 27th, 2016 -- External Speaker: Karen Teel, Professor of Theology, University of San Diego.
  • November 17, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Andrew Simpson, Assistant Professor of History, Duquesne University. "Healing The Post-Industrial City: Thinking Critically about Academic Medicine and Urban Change."
  • January 19, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Jeffrey McCurry, Director of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.  "Phenomenology as a Way of Life."
  • February 23, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Sylvia Rhor, Professor of Art History, Carlow University. "From MLK to March: Comics, Civil Rights, and Social Change."
  • March 16 & 17, 2017 -- External Speaker: David Seamon, Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University
    • Public Lecture: "Portraying Human Experience Visually and Aesthetically: André Kertész as a Photographer of the Lifeworld"
    • Seminar: "Understanding Place Holistically: Cities as Synergistic Relationality"
  • March 23, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Eva Simms, Adrian Van Kaam Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University. "Violence and Resilience: Community-Engaged Research in Urban Neighborhoods."