President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series at Assumption College is a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The heart of a classical liberal arts education is an ongoing conversation across disciplines. By ensuring that the sharpest minds, representing diverse viewpoints and areas of study, are a part of this dialogue Assumption reaffirms –and bolsters– its commitment to providing students with an education that goes beyond the mere memorization of facts and acquisition of skills and empowers them to continue the discussion.

All lectures in the series are open to the Assumption College community and the general public at no charge. 

2017-2018 President's Lecture Series Speakers

Next Speaker

Fr. David Meconi

Associate Professor of Historical Theology & Director of the Edmund Campion Catholic Studies Center at Saint Louis University
ANNUAL AUGUSTINE LECTURE: Saint Augustine as a Cure for Modern Boredom
March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
La Maison Salon


Past Speakers for 2017-2018

Carlos Eire, Ph.D.
T. L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University
The Reformation: 500 Years Later
October 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Tsotsis Family Academic Center
Jeanne Y. Curtis Auditorium




Fr. Edward Beck '80
Religion, Church and the Media: A Delicate Balance
November 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
La Maison Salon




Anthony Esolen, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Providence College
Lecture Title Forthcoming
November 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
La Maison Salon



Amoris Laetita Panel Discussion Moderated by EWTN's Raymond Arroyo

President's Lecture Series: "Amoris Laetitia" - October 27, 2016 from Assumption College on Vimeo.