2015 Hesburgh Lecture Announced


Each spring, Alvernia University hosts a Hesburgh Lecture, supported by the Notre Dame Club of Reading, that both embodies the university’s core values and brings attention to topics that are relevant to today’s local and global communities.

The 2015 Hesburgh Lecture on Alvernia University’s main campus will explore “Race, Perseverance, and Catholicism” with Notre Dame Political Science Professor Darren Davis. The event will be held on April 9, at 7 p.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center.

Hesburgh lectures are presented by Notre Dame faculty members on topics related to art, architecture, business, communications, contemporary social issues, economics, environment, ethics, government, history, law, social concerns and many more.

Dr. Darren W. Davis is Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame. Considered a prolific scholar in political behavior, public opinion, political psychology and racial politics, Darren W. Davis is nationally recognized for his research on political tolerance, the support for democratic values, subtle racism and the concern for social desirability. His scholarly research has appeared in the most prestigious journals in political science.

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