Did you miss an event or want to take a look back? Archived lectures are available below.
Adelphi hosts lectures from experts in their fields to enhance your understanding of local, national and international issues.
Primetime at Adelphi
October 14, 2020
A lively discussion with media experts on US politics: National Political Reporter for The Washington Post, Robert Costa and White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, Yamiche Alcindor, who will discuss politics surrounding the 2020 presidential election.
The Yellow House with Sarah Broom
September 17, 2020
Sarah Broom discusses the themes of her inventive memoir, this year’s Adelphi Reads book and New York Times bestseller, The Yellow House, and the process of reflecting on one’s life, and the lives that came before. Broom discusses her creative process, obstacles she faced far beyond writer's block, and the lessons from the past she carries into the future.
Economic Policies to Mitigate the Corona Contraction: Where We Were, And Are Headed?
August 20, 2020
This presentation will feature an analysis of the devastation of the economy by Covid-19, the swift emergency reaction by the Federal Reserve Bank and the historic bipartisan support by the Federal Government.
Reframing Crisis as an Opportunity
August 13, 2020
COVID-19 is terrible and has had a powerfully negative effect on our community. However, times of crisis provide unique opportunities to make net positive changes. I will discuss my thought process as the chair of the physics department, a faculty member leading an NSF-funded research team (whose work is more or less impossible now), and an advocate for my students and their careers.
The End of Globalization?
July 30, 2020
This brief talk will distinguish between Globalization and Globalism. Then it will focus on the forces, historical and current, that are shaping globalization. While it is true that we live in an interconnected and intertwined world, the current populist, nationalist, and protectionist mindset may forestall and upend further globalization.
Why Do We Get Older?
July 16, 2020
Since the discovery in the early nineties that genes can regulate how long organisms live, scientists are producing revolutionary discoveries that help us to understand how we age and why we age.
Pandemic Politics: Understanding the Federal Government Response
July 9, 2020
Much of the focus on the U.S. response to the coronavirus has focused on President Trump, the most visible politician in the nation. At the same time, the federal bureaucracy houses the agencies that respond to such emergencies. This micro class explores President Trump’s handling of the crisis and also the role of and pervasive weaknesses in U.S. government agencies charged with addressing such emergencies.
Take a Virtual Visit to the Met
June 25, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art truly is a global museum. Join us as we explore a range of works housed at different departments and find out about the objects’ histories and, occasionally, mysteries. It would take years to see all the treasures of the Metropolitan Museum, so for this short virtual tour, we will visit just a few. We will explore a range of works housed at different departments and will find out about the objects’ histories and, occasionally, mysteries.
What was Hitchcock Trying to Tell Us?
June 18, 2020
This presentation will offer an inside look at Alfred Hitchcock by exploring a selected variety of his landmark films produced from the 1930s through the 1950s. Participants are encouraged to view three of Hitchcock's legendary films. prior to the class The instructor recommends The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca (1940), and Rear Window (1954).
Justice in the Time of COVID-19
June 4, 2020
Are we seeing the end of mass incarceration? How is this pandemic affecting trends in criminal justice and what does that say about American society?
Disaster Epidemiology: A Day in the Life of a Disease Detective
May 28, 2020
When disease outbreaks or other threats emerge, epidemiologists are on the scene to investigate. In this brief session, you’ll get a snapshot view of public health efforts undertaken to confront disaster threats – whether they arise from a novel pathogen, a severe weather event, an act of terrorism, or any other crisis condition.
2019 Lectures & Speeches
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
September 24, 2019
Tara Westover argues that education is not just about job training, but a powerful tool of self-invention. Her bestselling book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
November 2, 2019
During the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference, we focus on “Becoming Your Most Powerful Self,” and our keynote speaker is the epitome of just that—and a leader in her respective industry. The remarkable real estate career and leadership journey of Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, is truly inspiring.
Carolyn Quinn '87, RN
November 2, 2019
The executive director of Cohen Children's Medical Center and Adelphi alumna Carolyn Quinn '87, RN, gave the lunch keynote at the third annual Adelphi University Women's Leadership Conference. Hear her story and words of inspiration.