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Library Associates Event Archives

Upcoming Library Associates Events

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The Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Lecture with Patricia Stonesifer

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C’98) Memorial Lecture featuring Patricia Stonesifer, President & C.E.O., Martha’s Table, in conversation with Marcia Chatelain, Professor, Department of History. Cosponsored by the Georgetown University Center for Social Justice.

Roosevelt's Second Act

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A lecture on Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War with author Richard Moe.

Tanous Lecture with Ray LaHood

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture, Crisis in America—Infrastructure at a Crossroads, with Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Cosponsored by the McCourt School of Public Policy.

Library Associates Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The annual Library Associates Holiday Party featuring The Georgetown Chimes.

Poetry of Witness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture, Poetry of Witness, featuring editors Carolyn L. Forché,Director of Georgetown’s Lannan Center and Professor of Poetry and English, and Duncan Wu, Professor of English, Georgetown University.

Georgetown Writes: Alumni Experiences in the Literary, Film and Magazine Worlds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Georgetown Writes was the first in a series of panels hosted by the Library featuring prominent alumni discussing their experience and careers within their field. Panelists included M. Lindsay Bierman (C'87), Mark Poirier (C'91) and Christopher Reich (F'83).

La Belle Créole: Rediscovering the Life of a Cuban-Born Star of 19th-Century Parisian Society

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A lecture on La Belle Créole: Rediscovering the Life of a Cuban-Born Star of 19th-Century Parisian Society by author Alina García-Lapuerta (F’86).

Friday Music Series Concert: Music as Cultural Mission

Friday, September 19, 2014

The annual opening Friday Music Series Concert, Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices, featuring Emma Boone, soprano; Zoe Novak, alto; Kelsey Kolasa, alto; Luke Schafer, tenor; Risa Browder, violin; Amy Domingues, cello; and Jinsun Cho, harpsichord. Included a book signing by Professors Anna Harwell Celenza and Anthony DelDonna, editors of Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America.

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday at Reunion

Friday, May 30, 2014

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with the Library Associates and the Department of Performing Arts at Reunion Weekend.

Beyond Foodies: Why Talking About Food Could Change the World

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Memorial Lecture featuring Tracie McMillan. Cosponsored by The Hoya.

Tanous Lecture with Dennis P. Lockhart

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The second annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture featuring Dennis P. Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Monday, January 27, 2014

A lecture and reception commemorating The 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus with John O'Malley, S.J., Professor of Theology and featuring rare items from the Library's Special Collections Research Center related to the Society of Jesus. In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week.

Library Associates Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The annual Library Associates Holiday party featuring The Georgetown Chimes and holiday readings from the works of William Shakespeare by Professor Michael Collins.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

A production of Hamlet co-presented with the Department of Performing Arts, preceded by a conversation with Professor Derek Goldman, Director of Hamlet and Dr. John Buchtel, Head, Special Collections Research Center.

Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture, Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education, with Margaret Little, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Kelly W. Heuer, MOOC Design Coordinator. Co-sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

"Big Band Era" Friday Music Series Opening Concert

Friday, September 20, 2013

Opening Friday Music Series Concert, "Big Band Era," presented with the Georgetown Music Program. Featuring Georgetown University professor Aaron Broadus and the Georgetown Jazz Ensemble.

Too Long Ignored

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) lecture featuring Bob Herbert, former op-ed columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos.

'Writing for The New Yorker: Remembering Hollywood'

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A conversation between Margaret Talbot, staff writer for 'The New Yorker,' and Georgetown Professor and Critic-in-Residence Maureen Corrigan discussing Talbot's new book, 'The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century,' which tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through the life and career of her father, Lyle Talbot. Co-sponsored by the English Department, the Journalism Program, and GEMA.

A Poetry Reading with Jane Shore and David Gewanter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A poetry reading with poets and Professors Jane Shore (George Washington University) and David Gewanter (Georgetown University).

The Early Jesuits and the Arts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture with John O'Malley, S.J., Georgetown University Professor of Theology

In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week

Library Associates Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The annual Library Associates Holiday Party featuring the Georgetown Chimes.

On Manners

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A talk on manners and morality by author and Georgetown University Professor Karen Stohr.

Making Politics Work

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Inaugural Tanous Family Endowed Lecture, with political commentator, TV host and author Chris Matthews. In conjunction with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.

The Great American Songbook

Friday, September 21, 2012

Opening Friday Music Series concert, in conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts. Featuring Steve Ross (C'61), cabaret singer and pianist.

Blommer Science Library's 50th Birthday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy birthday to Blommer Science Library, which turns 50 on September 20, 2012!  Georgetown students, staff and faculty are invited to come help us celebrate! Light refreshments will be provided.

The War of 1812: A Forgotten War Remembered Through National Archives Records

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, with an introduction by Lynn Conway, Georgetown University Archivist. In conjunction with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.

Dickens at Georgetown: A 200th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A reception celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens featuring the exhibition Dickens at Georgetown: A Bicentenary Celebration in the Special Collections Research Center. In conjunction with Reunion Weekend.

The Economy, the Deficit and the Outlook for the Financial Markets

Thursday, May 10, 2012

An evening with author Peter J. Tanous (C'60) at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street, Boston, Masschusetts. Presented by Neil Moynihan (C'61) and William D. Benjes (C'60).

Wine's Secret Crush on Chocolate

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Presented with the Blommer Chocolate Company.  Part of John Carroll Weekend.

A Nation of Immigrants

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Memorial Lecture with Dr. Susan F. Martin, Herzberg Professor of International Migration.

Evelyn Waugh and the Question of Inheritance

Monday, March 19, 2012

An afternoon with Alexander Waugh.

Singular Pluralities: Examining Indian Literatures

Thursday, March 15, 2012

An evening with Indian author and cofounder of the Jaipur Literature Festival Namita Gokhale. In conjunction with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Dickens' 200th Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A celebration of Charles Dickens' 200th birthday with the opening of the exhibition "Dickens at Georgetown;" some Victorian-era treats and cake; Professor Leona Fisher on teaching and learning Dickens; a scene interpretation by Professors John Pfordresher, David Gewanter and Catherine Payling; and an introduction to "Dickens at Georgetown" by Professor Pfordresher and Rare Books Curator Karen O'Connell.

Jesuit Foot Soldiers of Science

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture, featuring Kathryn M. Olesko, Georgetown Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in German and European Studies Program. Co-hosted by Boston College.

Library Associates Holiday Party 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The annual Library Associates Holiday Party with musical entertainment provided by The Georgetown Chimes and featuring a Charles Dickens reading.

Science and the Jesuits

Monday, November 7, 2011

Featuring Cyril P. Opeil, S.J., Assistant Professor of Physics, Boston College and highlighting the Special Collections of Boston College and Georgetown University. Co-sponsored by Boston College.

Suspense and Shiraz! Murder and Malbec! An Evening with Ellen Crosby

Monday, October 3, 2011

with Wine Country mysteries author Ellen Crosby in conversation with Georgetown Professor and Critic-in-Residence Maureen Corrigan

The Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archives

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A presentation on the Archives, with Dean Krogh, in conjunction with John Carroll Weekend

A Reading by Edward P. Jones

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder C'98 Memorial Lecture presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones, sponsored by the Georgetown University Library Associates and the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.

The Civil War and Georgetown University

Thursday, March 24, 2011

with Professors Chandra Manning and Maurice Jackson, and University Archivist Lynn Conway

The Science of Chocolate

Thursday, February 10, 2011

with Stephen (C'89) Blommer, Peter (C'85) Blommer, and Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Iraq and Jordan: A Jesuit Adventure

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

With Kevin G. O'Connell, Ph.D., S.J., The Jesuit Center, Amman, Jordan

"The Kennedy Detail" Sneak Peek

Monday, November 8, 2010

A sneak peek of "The Kennedy Detail" documentary based on the book by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine and Lisa McCubbin (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). 

Beacons of Learning: Georgetown University and Lauinger Library

Thursday, October 28, 2010

In conjunction with Georgetown University Press

Speakers: Professors R. Emmett Curran, John J. Glavin and Provost James J. O'Donnell

Featuring a book-signing of R. Emmett Curran's A History of Georgetown University.

Portraits in Piety: Women Saints and Women Religious

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture with Professors Gillian Ahlgren (Xavier University), Laura Benedetti, Amy E. Leonard, Deborah A. Lesko Baker, and moderator Barbara Mujica discussing the John Thatcher Collection, the Library's recent acquisition of lives of women saints and women religious.  The collection contains more than 1,000 volumes printed between 1520 and the mid-20th century, many of them written by Jesuits, mostly in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Chamber Works of William Grant Still

Friday, September 17, 2010

The first in the Fall Friday Music Series. In conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts and featuring the music of William Grant Still.

Music performed by the Kemper Road String Quartet

Narration by Professors Anthony DelDonna and Rufus Jones

40 Years: The Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archives

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In conjunction with Reunion Weekend.

Peter Krogh, Dean Emeritus, speaker.

You can watch a video of this event online.

Food Politics: Personal vs. Social Responsibility for Dietary Choices

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Marion Nestle, author and Professor, New York University.

See the video of this event.

Collecting to Teach: The Extraordinary Legacy of Joseph A. Haller, S.J.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Symposium with keynote speaker Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art

Inflation, Deficits and a Turbulent Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Panel: William M. (Bill) Isaac, Larry Kochard, Arthur Laffer, Peter Tanous; Sam Donaldson, moderator

Swinburne, Tennyson, and Matters Funereal

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

With College of William and Mary Chancellor Professor of English Dr Terry Meyers

Call to Common Cause: Posters of the World Wars

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mary Ellen Meehan, owner of Meehan Military Posters
Richard McCooey (C'52), founding owner of the Tombs

The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Annual Casey McIlvane Lecture with George Mason University Professor Bryan Caplan.

Persian Praetorians: Iran's Military Heritage and the Rise of the Revolutionary Guard

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In conjunction with the Georgetown University Press, with author Steven R. Ward.

Composers, Performers and Their Critics

Friday, September 18, 2009

In conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts.

The True Nature of the Holy Grail: Wolfram's Parzival (Reunion Weekend Event)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

With Georgetown Professor of German Ronald Murphy, S.J. on his 2006 book Gemstone of Paradise, The Holy Grail in Wolfram’s Parzival.

The Audacity of Despair: The Decline of American Empire and What's In It For You

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Second Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Memorial Lecture
David Simon, executive producer of "The Wire"

New York Stories

Friday, April 17, 2009

Panelists Linda Fairstein, Meryl Gordon, Nicola Kraus, Jonathan Rosen
Moderator Maureen Corrigan

Shakespeare and the Jesuits: Re-fashioning the Myth of the Evil Jesuit

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Ninth Annual Casey·McIlvane Lecture
Thomas M. McCoog, S.J., archivist of the British Province of the Society of Jesus and editor-in-chief of the Jesuit Historical Institute

William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Professor Duncan Wu
Watch the video of this event from this link
or at Georgetown University
's iTunes U channel in the Literature, Art and Cultural Studies section

Ionesco à Cent Ans (Ionesco at 100 Years)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Histrio: A French Theatre
La Maison Française at the Embassy of France

Why I'd Rather Join a Convent Than a Book Group

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Maureen Corrigan, author, Critic-in-Residence and Lecturer, Georgetown University
Olympic Club, San Francisco

When the Roman Empire Was Flat

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Professor and Provost James J. O'Donnell

Screening of the Documentary Film "Kicking It"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Q&A with Producer Ted Leonsis (C'77) and Director Susan Koch

The U.S. Presidential Election: Issues and Implications

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

David Frum and Robert Shrum, moderator Jacques Berlinerblau

Strategic Advantage: Challengers, Competitors, and Threats to America's Future

Thursday, September 25, 2008

in conjunction with the Georgetown University Press
Bruce Berkowitz, author

Tin Pan Alley Selections and Opera Arias from the Library's Special Collections

Friday, September 19, 2008

in conjunction with The Program In Performing Arts Friday Music Series
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano

Graham Greene in Letters

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Professor Richard Greene, University of Toronto

Economic Slowdown, Market Fallout and the Path to Financial Recovery

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Panelists: Matthew D. Gelfand, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC
Lila Hunnewell, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Larry Kochard, Chief Investment Officer, Georgetown University
Dennis P. Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Moderator: Peter Tanous, President, Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC

Women of Mystery

Saturday, May 31, 2008

in conjunction with Reunion Weekend
Lisa Scottoline and Patricia Sprinkle, authors
Maureen Corrigan, moderator

A Life in Intelligence: A Symposium on Richard Helms

Monday, April 28, 2008

Keynote Speakers: The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger and General Michael V. Hayden, USAF
Panel Members: William Hood, Albert (Bud) Wheelon, The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, David Robarge Ph.D., Michael R. Beschloss, Jennifer E. Sims Ph.D.

Paying Attention to China: A Growing World Influence

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Professors James V. Feinerman and Nancy Tucker

Thumpin' It: Two Perspectives on Politics and the Bible

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jacques D. Berlinerblau and Michael Eric Dyson

Letters to a Young Teacher

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The First Ellen Catherine Gstalder C'98 Memorial Lecture

Jonathan Kozol, author


Screening of Nanking

Thursday, February 7, 2008

with a Q&A session with producer Ted Leonsis C'77

Living with the Past: Exploring Family History Through Two Generations

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nicholas Gage and Eleni Gage, authors

Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History

Friday, October 19, 2007

Panel discussions and documentary screening commemorating the 40th anniversary of the March on the Pentagon

Secrets of Our Fathers

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lucinda Franks, author

Exhibit Opening and Reception--Extraordinary Journeys: Portuguese Rare Books at Georgetown University

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Panelists John Witek, S.J.; J. Leon Hooper, S.J.; Michael J. Ferreira; Thomas M. Cohen

Everybody's a Critic

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Maureen Corrigan

A Visual History of Mary Magdalene from the Catacombs to the Da Vinci Code

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

The Changing Challenge of State-Sponsored Terrorism

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Daniel Byman

Life Between the Pages

Monday, February 12, 2007

David Baldacci, author

Speaking for Myself: A Ghostwriter's Sorry Tale

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Barbara Feinmann Todd

Lessons of Disaster

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

in conjunction with Georgetown University Press
Thomas A. Birkland, author

From Savannah to Venice

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Seventh Annual Casey-McIlvane Lecture
John Berendt, author

The Making of the Fittest

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

in conjunction with The Carnegie Institution
Sean Carroll, author

An Afternoon with George Gershwin

Friday, September 22, 2006

in conjunction with The Program in Performing Arts
Amy Kirsten, vocalist and Patricia Puckett, pianist

Let's Talk About It!: Jewish Literature, Identity and Imagination

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

in conjunction with the Program for Jewish Civilization
A Reading and Discussion Series in America's Libraries
September 6 & 20, October 4, 18 & 29

The Da Vinci Code: Is There a Woman in That Painting?

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

A Taste of Special Collections

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Georgetown University Library Special Collections Staff

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Maureen Corrigan

Investment Gurus: Ten Years Later

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Peter Tanous

The Deceptive Allure of Intelligence Reform

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Fred Hitz, author

Georgetown and California: Similarities and Connections

Monday, November 14, 2005

Kevin Starr, speaker

Politics and the Media

Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Sixth Casey-McIlvane Lecture
Sam Donaldson, Speaker

One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

James P. Moore, Jr., author

La Belle France: A Short History

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Alistaire Horne, author

Straighter, Stronger, Leaner, Longer

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Renee Daniels and Janice Billingsley, authors

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Pietra Rivoli, Professor, McDonough School of Business

James Joyce and His Self-Portrait

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College

Augustine: A Conversation with the Provost

Saturday, April 16, 2005

in conjunction with John Carroll Weekend
James J. O'Donnell, Provost

The Magical Mystery of the Sea

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ruth Petzold, underwater photographer, Palm Beach, Florida

The Book as Prize

Friday, February 18, 2005

Panel with Man Booker International Judges
cosponsored with the Georgetown University Humanities Initiative

The U.S., the Muslim World, and the War on Global Terrorism

Thursday, November 4, 2004

The Fifth Annual Casey-McIlvane Lecture
John Esposito, University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

Screening of Alexandra Pelosi's "Diary of a Political Tourist"

Thursday, October 14, 2004

co-sponsored with the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA), HBO and Time Warner

Tour of Georgetown University's Gardens

Friday, October 1, 2004

Michael Pontti, Environmental Manager for Georgetown University

Graham Greene at 100: A Centennial Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2004

Norman Sherry, Shirley Hazzard, Oliver Walston, Michael Richey, and Mark Bosco S.J.

"Fabulous Fakes"

Friday, April 23, 2004

Paul Betz, Professor of English, with an introduction by Marty Barringer, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections

Is There a Crisis in Journalism?

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Media Panel with Eleanor Clift, Diana Owen, and Cal Thomas, moderated by Paul Anthony

Professor and Collector: Items Chosen from the Collections of Paul Betz

Monday, March 15, 2004

Exhibition Opening with Paul Betz, Professor of English, and remarks by Georgetown President John J. DeGioia

Writing Blockbuster Fiction

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Christopher Reich F'83, author

Fifteen Years to Be an Overnight Success

Monday, November 24, 2003

Roger Hall, New Zealand playwright

A Conversation with Shirley Hazzard

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Shirley Hazzard, author of The Great Fire, finalist for the National Book Award

Evelyn Waugh at 100: A Centennial Symposium

Friday, October 24, 2003

Speakers: Joseph Crowley, Teresa Waugh d'Arms, John Glavin, Selina Hastings, Patrick R. O'Malley, Douglas Lane Patey

The Role of the Media in Recent Conflicts

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Panelists: Ulysse Gosset, Jon Henley, Jacques Tarnero, Keith Richburg, Vivienne Walt

Historic Preservation: Telling Our Story

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Robert C. Wilburn, President of the Gettysburg Battlefield Museum Foundation

Georgetown University's Award-Winning Gardens

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Michael Pontti, Environmental Manager for Georgetown University

The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School

Fabulous Fakes: Some Notable Literary Forgeries

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Paul Betz, Professor of English and Marty Barringer, Head of Special Collections

Fiction as Parable

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Alice McDermott, author of Child of My Heart and Charming Billy, 1998 National Book Award Winner

Suspense Writing: It's All in the Family

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Mary and Carol Higgins Clark

Bestselling Books: Surprise and Stupefaction

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Simon Winchester

Recto Verso: The Double Life of an Artist

Monday, October 7, 2002

Mark Leithauser, artist and Chief of Design at the National Gallery of Art

The Glittering Prize: Booker and British Literary Culture

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Jason Cowley, Booker Prize judge and literary editor of the New Statesman

The Washington Political Scene

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Cokie Roberts, chief congressional analyst for ABC News and co-anchor of This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts, and Steve Roberts, journalist and professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University.

Portrait of a Terrorist: Osama bin Laden

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Stanley Bedlington, author

Writing Together--Separately

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Kate Lehrer and Jim Lehrer

Stork Club: America's Most Famous Nightspot and the Lost World of Cafe Society

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Ralph Blumenthal, author and reporter for the New York Times

Literary Fiction in the Age of Publicity: Personal Reflections on the Booker Phenomenon

Thursday, March 8, 2001

 David Lodge, Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham

Internet--A Twenty-First Century Tsunami

Friday, February 9, 2001

Dr. Vinton Cerf, Senior Vice President of Internet Architecture and Technology for WorldCom

Wars and Peace: The Memoir of an American Family

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Rory Quirk, C'65, L'80, author and international trade law lawyer with Dewey Ballantine

New Christians, Jews, and Judaism in Portugal and Brazil, 1415-1773

Monday, October 30, 2000

Thomas M. Cohen, curator of Oliveira Library and associate professor of history at Catholic University

A Vaudeville of Devils: 7 Moral Tales with Comments on the Art of Writing

Thursday, September 28, 2000

Robert Girardi, author

Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782

Thursday, April 27, 2000

Ronald Hoffman, Professor of History, College of William and Mary and Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Mysteries of Prime Time Television: from A to the X-Files

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Brian Lowry, reporter and columnist, Los Angeles Times

The Writer as Reader

Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Penelope Lively, author and Booker Prize winner for Moon Tiger

Greene on Capri

Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Shirley Hazzard, author of The Transit of Venus

America and the Millennium: the Great Missed Opportunity

Tuesday, November 16, 1999

James Reston, Jr., author of The Last Apocalypse: Europe at the Year 1000 A.D.

The Stock Market: Investment Principles vs. Investment Psychology

Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Peter Tanous C'60, author of The Wealth Equation and CEO, Lynx Investment Advisory, Inc.

Books that Changed My Life

Thursday, October 21, 1999

The Casey-McIlvane Lecture
Alice McDermott, author of Charming Billy, 1998 National Book Award winner

The Harmony of Teaching and Research: The Leon Robbin Music Collection

Monday, September 20, 1999

Philip Tacka, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Art, Music & Theatre

Mystery, Sign and Idea: The Symbolist Movement

Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Elizabeth Prelinger, Associate Professor and Chair of Art, Music and Theatre Department

The Wide White Page: Writers Imagining America

Thursday, March 25, 1999

William Manhire, New Zealand Poet Laureate

An Evening with Lord Jeffrey Archer

Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Lord Jeffrey Archer, novelist and member of the House of Lords

Reclaiming the Urban Environment

Thursday, February 18, 1999

Robert Nixon, Academy Award-winning filmmaker /conservationist and executive director of the Earth Conservation Corps

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.

Tuesday, November 10, 1998

The Inaugural Casey-McIlvane Lecture
Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., coadjutor for the St. Thomas Diocese, U.S. Virgin Islands

Investment Thoughts for the Independent-Minded Small Investor

Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Bernard J. Picchi, F’71, managing director, Lehman Brothers

Bridge in the Sky: The Berlin Airlift of 1948

Friday, October 9, 1998

Speaker Panel, Third Century Campaign Kickoff Weekend

The Curious Case of J. D. Salinger

Thursday, September 17, 1998

Robert Callagy, C’60, intellectual property rights attorney, Satterlee Stevens Burke and Burke

Bioethics: What Is It? Where Is It? Where Is It Going?

Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown University’s Center for Clinical Bioethics and senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics

From the Hilltop to the Big Apple

Saturday, May 2, 1998

Jon K. Reynolds, University Archivist

Pitching the Story: The Role of the Treatment in Entertainment Industry Marketing

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Kenneth Atchity, C’65, screenwriter, producer and literary manager

Book, Booker, Bookest

Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Martyn Goff, executive and chairman of Henry Sotherans Ltd. Booksellers and administrator of the Booker Prize

The Coup Against Diem: New Evidence on Vietnam and the Kennedy Administration

Thursday, March 26, 1998

Francis X. Winters, Associate Professor of Moral Theology and International Affairs at Georgetown University and author of The Year of the Hare

Australia's Asia: Travelers to the Orient

Thursday, February 19, 1998

David Walker, Visiting Monash Professor of Australian Studies at Georgetown University’s Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies

Creating 21st Century Libraries

Thursday, December 4, 1997

Paul LeClerc, president, New York Public Library

Can You Beat the Market?

Monday, November 17, 1997

Peter J. Tanous, C’60, author and financial analyst

Hadrian's Villa and Its Legacy

Tuesday, October 14, 1997

William L. MacDonald, architectural historian

Mrs. Ike and Reflections on How America Conveys Its History

Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Susan Eisenhower, author and president of The Eisenhower Group, Inc.

The Supposed Person: Recreating Emily Dickinson in Fiction

Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Judith Farr, Professor of English, Georgetown University

Justice in the Los Angeles Superior Courts

Wednesday, March 19, 1997

Judge Paul Flynn, author and judge

The World of Augustus

Tuesday, March 4, 1997

John Michael Holroyd, author

Religious Terrorism: The Roots of Islamic Extremism

Thursday, February 20, 1997

Stanley Bedlington, author

So Brief a Honeymoon: Liberation and Literature, Paris, 1945

Wednesday, November 13, 1996

John L. Brown, author and professor

Miss Manners Rescues Civilization

Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Judith Martin, author and columnist

John James Audubon: An American Genius

Tuesday, May 21, 1996

William R. Stott, Jr., C'57, ornithologist, artist and poet

A View from the Archives: Georgetown Olympians

Saturday, April 27, 1996

Jon Reynolds, Georgetown University Archivist

Religion, Politics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Wednesday, April 24, 1996

Reverend J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard Divinity School

The Mystery of Vermeer

Tuesday, April 23, 1996

Cynthia P. Schneider, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art, Music and Theatre, Georgetown University

The Year of the Library, Gala and Auction--A Celebration of Irish Literature and Music

Thursday, March 14, 1996

Judith Farr, Ph.D., Anthony Hecht, Ph.D., George O'Brien, Ph.D., Georgetown professors

Stuart Sutcliffe: Paintings and Works on Paper, Private Screening

Thursday, February 22, 1996

Govinda Gallery, Georgetown

The Booker Book: The Culture of Prize Novels

Tuesday, December 5, 1995

Rev. Alvaro F. V. Ribeiro, S.J., Asst. Professor of English, Georgetown University

Sympathy for the Devils: or, How I Almost Learned to Love the Sin Lobbyists

Tuesday, November 28, 1995

Christopher Buckley, author

Reception with Guest Susan K. Martin, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 24, 1995

Maurice Adelman, host

Growing Up in a House of Used Books

Tuesday, October 17, 1995

Deborah Meyer De Wan, senior associate at the Catskill Center, and Eugene Meyer, Washington Post staff writer

A Marriage Made in Hell--Drugs, International Crime, and Terrorism

Thursday, October 5, 1995

Larry Collins, author

Ethics in the Information Age

Wednesday, October 4, 1995

Susan K. Martin, Ph.D., University Librarian

The Vatican in the World Today

Wednesday, September 13, 1995

William A. Wilson, first U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

The National Gallery of Art in the 21st Century

Monday, May 15, 1995

Earl A. Powell, III, director of the National Gallery of Art

Deeply Superficial

Thursday, May 11, 1995

Robert Colacello, former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and special correspondent for Vanity Fair

In Search of Graham Greene

Thursday, March 2, 1995

Norman Sherry, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Trinity University

Labyrinth: Medieval Studies and Humanities in the 21st Century

Wednesday, February 15, 1995

Dr. Martin J. Irvine, Associate Professor of English, Georgetown University, and Dr. Deborah Everhart, Humanities Computing Specialist at the Academic Computer Center, Georgetown University

Kim Philby: An Inquiry into the Spy Case of the Century

Thursday, November 17, 1994

Panel discussion

Wines of the (NY) Times: Backstage with Frank Prial

Monday, November 7, 1994

Frank Prial, columnist and wine critic for the New York Times

Shakespeare: Script and Performance

Monday, October 3, 1994

Michael Collins, Dean of the School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University

Communication: A Key to Georgetown's Future

Saturday, October 1, 1994

Monsignor Andrew Joseph McGowan

Two Millionth Volume Celebration

Wednesday, May 4, 1994

Speaker: Mario Vargas Llosa, Distinguished Writer in Residence, School of Languages and Linguistics, on "The Paradise of Books"

From the Program:

The libraries of Georgetown University trace their foundation to 1796, when for the first time books were marked "for the use of the College." In the following century the stock of the College library was combed to provide nuclei of appropriate volumes for new and separate libraries when the medical and law faculties were established. Today the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, the John Vinton Dahlgren Library, and the Edward Bennet Williams Law Library provide the intellectual resources and access to information demanded by a student population numbering nearly 12,000.

The libraries' two millionth printed item (reproduced above), a broadside printed in New York, appropriately dates from 1789, the year Georgetown University was founded. The broadside announces, with reverberations that linger to our day, the proclamation of the first Thanksgiving Day by a chief executive of the United States of America. Washington's choice of the fourth Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving, recognizing that it "is the Duty of all Nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty GOD, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his Protection and Favor," established not only the date we celebrate today, but the essential link between God's will and the fruits of man's rational government of his own affairs.

The George Washington Thanksgiving broadside is the gift of Mr. Marshall B. Coyne, LHD '90.

Magical Undersea World

Thursday, April 7, 1994

Ruth Petzold

Napoleon on St. Helena: Exile and Death--Or Was It Murder?

Tuesday, March 1, 1994

Honorable Andrew H. Steigman, Assistant Dean and Deputy Director, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Art and Politics of Cartooning

Thursday, October 28, 1993

Eric McAllister Smith, editorial cartoonist and columnist

Medical Concepts and Controversies That Affect Your Health

Thursday, June 3, 1993

Jerry M. Earll, M.D., Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Georgetown University

Russia During and After the Coup

Thursday, February 25, 1993

Paul Quinn-Judge, Washington and formerly Moscow correspondent for the Boston Globe

It's Tough to Be First: John Gilmary Shea and the Writing of American Catholic History

Friday, October 16, 1992

Reverend Gerald A. Fogarty, S.J., University of Virginia

Biography and Its Problems

Tuesday, April 14, 1992

Anthony Cave Brown and Norman Sherry

Civil Service Rebuilding and Preparing for the 21st Century

Tuesday, February 18, 1992

Constance Berry Newman, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Nineteenth Century Foundations for Modern Washington

Sunday, November 17, 1991

Howard Gillette, Jr., Professor of American Civilizations, George Washington University

Fictional Jesuits I Have Known

Wednesday, April 17, 1991

Rev. Royden B. Davis, S.J., Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University

Women and Men in Conversation

Thursday, February 28, 1991

Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Portuguese Cartography in the Age of Discoveries

Sunday, January 27, 1991

Wilcomb E. Washburn, Director of the American Studies Program, Smithsonian Institution

20th Anniversary of Lauinger Library Reception

Tuesday, December 4, 1990

Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., President, Georgetown University

The Academic Contribution to Improving the Understanding and Performance of Intelligence

Tuesday, April 10, 1990

Panel sponsored by the International Studies Association

Borrowed Time: America in the 90's and Beyond

Wednesday, March 21, 1990

Haynes Johnson, The Washington Post

New and Better Old Books

Thursday, October 26, 1989

Edwin H. Cady

Dinner Honoring Joseph E. Jeffs, University Librarian

Wednesday, May 3, 1989

George P. Giard, Jr., C'60, and Bernard J. Picchi, F'71, hosts; Roland Flint, Professor, English Department, Georgetown University, speaker

Georgetown at 200: a Documentary Exhibition

Wednesday, April 5, 1989

R. Emmett Curran, S. J., Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University

Reading of William Butler Yeats

Thursday, February 23, 1989

Honorable Eugene McCarthy

Getting the Word Out: Printing and Publishing in Early America

Wednesday, January 11, 1989

Dr. Paul S. Koda

Peter Beilenson: The Person and the Printer

Sunday, November 22, 1987

August Heckscher, former Arts Commissioner, New York City

Meeting the Romantics Through Their Manuscripts

Sunday, November 8, 1987

Jonathan F. Wordsworth, Fellow in English Literature, Oxford University

The Bodleian Library and Its Treasures

Sunday, March 22, 1987

David Vaisey, Librarian, Bodleian Library, Oxford University

Montorroell: A Medieval Castle and Its Neighbors

Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Paul Freedman, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Poetry Reading

Wednesday, February 25, 1987

Dr. Judith Farr, Professor of English, Georgetown University

Beerbohm's Rossetti and His Circle

Tuesday, February 3, 1987

John N. Hall, Professor of English, Bronx Community College

What is Rare? What is Valuable?

Sunday, November 23, 1986

David Tomlinson, Professor of English, U.S.N.A.

Poetry Reading with Anthony Hecht

Wednesday, April 23, 1986

Anthony Hecht, Professor of English, Georgetown University and Pulitzer Prize winner

Questions and Answers

Thursday, October 17, 1985

Graham Greene, author

The Lincoln Assassination: A Reappraisal

Sunday, April 14, 1985

John K. Lattimer, M.D., Professor Emeritus, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia

Poetry Reading with Roland Flint

Tuesday, March 19, 1985

Roland Flint, Professor of English, Georgetown University and recipient of the Corcoran Gallery Award in Poetry

The Art of Printing

Sunday, January 27, 1985

John Michael, owner of Acorn Press

Graham Greene: Biography and Travel

Tuesday, October 2, 1984

Norman Sherry, author

The Millionth Volume: A Celebration

Sunday, November 20, 1983

Speaker: Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J., President of Georgetown University (1976-1989)

See the full text of his address on the companion Exhibition page for this event.

Speeches That Play: Timing in Drama

Monday, April 18, 1983

William Alfred, Professor of Humanities, Harvard University

Graham Greene, Spain, Monsignor Quixote

Tuesday, April 5, 1983

Rev. Leopoldo Duran, University of Madrid

Exhibition of the Facsimile of Codex Benedictus from the Vatican

Sunday, November 14, 1982

Paul Meyvaert, Harvard professor and member of the Medieval Academy

Eric Gill and the Tradition of Letter Forms in the 20th Century

Tuesday, October 19, 1982

Michael Harvey, artist and author

Modern American Poetry: A Personal View

Saturday, May 22, 1982

William Jay Smith, poetry consultant, Library of Congress

Shakespeare and the Dark Lady

Thursday, April 22, 1982

Professor A. L. Rowse, Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University

Who Was William Shakespeare?

Wednesday, October 28, 1981

Professor Samuel Schoenbaum, Shakespeare scholar

On Wood Engraving

Saturday, May 16, 1981

Barry Moser, artist

The Celtic Cultural Program

Friday, March 13, 1981

Panel discussion

Hoya Saxa! The History of Athletics at Georgetown

Sunday, January 18, 1981

Merrell Whittlesey, Washington Star reporter

A Gentleman's Library: The David A. Baer Collection

Sunday, December 7, 1980

Frederick R. Goff, Director, Rare Books Division, Library of Congress

Photography in Books

Sunday, September 28, 1980

Robert W. Wagner, Board of Directors, American Film Institute

Conversation on Horatio Alger Writings

Wednesday, July 9, 1980

Ralph D. Gardner, Horatio Alger biographer

Samuel A. Lubell Papers

Wednesday, April 9, 1980

Richard M. Scammon, Director, Census Bureau and author

Algernon Charles Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon

Sunday, February 24, 1980

Terry Meyers, Professor, College of William and Mary

Wordsworth: A Giant Build-up

Sunday, September 23, 1979

Mark L. Reed, Professor, University of North Carolina, author and Wordsworth scholar