Academic Lecture Series

Exceptional speakers. Global experiences. Riveting stories.

The Academic Lecture Series strives to introduce current and relevant topics to the St. John’s community. It is our goal for you to look beyond the face value of issues and to develop individual opinions to expand their knowledge and make a difference. 

Past speakers have included Mitch Albom, Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Common, and Wyclef Jean. Please see Past Speakers below for more info.

Upcoming Lectures

Lori Pompa
The Inside-Out Experience: Examining Social Issues Through the Prism of PrisonOctober 19, 2015 at 5 p.m.DAC 416C, Queens
Mary Ellen Cosenza
Mary Ellen Cosenza
A Magic Carpet Ride: One Woman Scientist’s Journey from Flushing Meadows to Red SquareOctober 20, 2015 at 5 p.m.DAC 416AB, Queens
Brandon Stanton
Brandon Standton
Humans of New York: StoriesNovember 5, 2015, at 7 p.m.Carnesecca Arena, Queens