Events and Appearances
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Great Minds, Great Conversations
This series of critical conversations launched in Fall 2020 to spotlight the fascinating stories and ideas of industry luminaries, original thinkers, performers and social scientists. The events will focus on the economy, the arts, ethics and other current topics of interest.
Some of 2021’s stimulating conversations have included:
- Foreign and Domestic Policies and the Challenges of a Divided Nation, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Ambassador Joseph Westphal ’70, PhD (April 2021)
- Trial by Fire, April 2021, with author Scott James ’84 and President Riordan, discussing the 2003 Rhode Island rock concert fire that killed 100 concertgoers
- Keeping Up With The Times, March 2021, a discussion with Adelphi University Trustee Steve Jones ’89, president/ chief operating officer of Skyview Networks, and Ellen Pollack, editor, Business Day, The New York Times
- A Giant Leap in a Time of Struggle, February 2021, with Olympic gold medalist Bob Beamon ’72, ’00 (Hon.), in a conversation with Ron Lee ’67, chair of the Adelphi University Board of Trustees
Momentum Tour 2020-2021
President Riordan’s Momentum Tour has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic for our community’s safety and well-being. I look forward to resuming these get-togethers when conditions are deemed safe by government and public health officials. Stay tuned for future plans.
Stories That Changed Our Lives: A Gathering of Panthers Past, Present and Future
President Riordan’s Momentum Tour began in Fall 2017 to connect and energize Adelphi’s community of alumni, friends, and current and future students and families. Dr. Riordan visited cities around the country to catch up with alumni and share how our University’s personalized approach to higher learning is transforming lives.
Dr. Riordan made stops in Oyster Bay, Scarsdale, Manhasset, New York City, Beverly Hills, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Naples and Gulf Stream.