Loyola University Maryland

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

Past Speakers

Richard Alley, Francisco Alpizar, and Danny Richter

A panel featuring Richard Alley, Ph.D., Francisco Alpizar, Ph.D., and Danny Richter, Ph.D., discussed climate change at the fifth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on September 19, 2017. The speakers discussed the causes and potential consequences of climate change at a global scale, explored how developing nations are reacting to the challenges and opportunities imposed by climate change, and delved into the political environment around climate change action.

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and human rights advocates Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn delivered the fourth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on April 11, 2016. Kristof and WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer in journalism, which they won for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. They have co-written three books, A Path Appears, China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Half the Sky was made into a four-hour PBS documentary of the same name that aired in 2012. A Path Appears was made into a three-part PBS series that aired in 2015.

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Tawakkol Karman

The third Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on April 7, 2015 featured Tawakkol Karman, a journalist, human rights activist, and politician in Yemen. Karman has played a major role in the peace-building movement and revolution, protesting for human rights and against government corruption, in her country. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her leadership in the non-violent fight for women’s rights and peace. She was the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and at the time was the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate at age 32. 

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General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

The second Hanway Lecture in Global Studies featured General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), on Oct. 22, 2013. General Powell filled the second Hanway Lecture in Global Studies with humor and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, as he also made clear to his audience that one of his real passions is ensuring that everyone is able to take advantage of the opportunity offered in the United States.

General Colin Powell Photo Gallery

Tony Blair

The inaugural Hanway Lecture in Global Studies featuring former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, was held on April 9, 2013. Mr. Blair addressed an audience of nearly 3,000, including 1,300 students. After giving a short introduction, Mr. Blair responded to questions posed by members of the Loyola community. He reflected on his time as prime minister and covered topics including healthcare reform, technology, the Middle East, climate change, and his conversion to Catholicism.

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Tony Blair Photo Gallery