Ford Hall Forum Announces Spring Events


The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University announces its Spring Season of eight public presentations.

The Forum puts the microphone in the hands of thinkers, doers, experts, opinion leaders, and audience  members during discussions of important and timely issues.

Equal time is provided for speakers’ remarks and audience members’ questions so that no speaker goes unquestioned and no view goes unchallenged.

Events are free and open to the public.

Spring lineup

 “WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, and Our Right to Know," with former WikiLeaks staffers Daniel Domscheit-Berg and Herbert Snorasson; moderator Wendy Ballinger. 8-9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, Moot Court Room, Suffolk University Law School.

“Haiti and Aid Effectiveness,” with Ronald Bernard of the Heller School of Social and Policy Management at Brandeis and Gregory Adams of Oxfam America; moderator William Dorcena. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Main Function Room, Suffolk University Law School.

“The Weather at War,” with Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, Truman National Security Project; Carl Ferenbach, Environmental Defense Fund; and state Rep. Harold Naughton; moderator Jack Wrobel. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University. This is the Frederic G. Corneel Memorial Lecture.

“Bittersweet Humanitarianism,” with actor and humanitarian Ashley Judd; moderator Candelaria Silva of the Roxbury Film Festival. 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 8, C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University.

“Never Say Die: Immortality and Overpopulation,” with John Seager, Population Connection, and Dr. Michael Fossel, Rejuvenation Research; moderator Sally Jackson. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Moot Court Room, Suffolk University Law School.

2011 Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award. Recipient: Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis, former New York Times journalist; moderator Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University.

“Trade-Offs: Can Free Be Fair?” with Rodney North, Equal Exchange, and Dr. Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University; moderator Jeff Jacoby. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Moot Court Room, Suffolk University Law School.

“Politics and Pasta” with former Providence Mayor Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci, Jr.; moderator Dominick Ianno. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University.


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