Experts Speak at Conferences at University of Scranton

May 6, 2015

Recognized experts in a range of fields of study spoke at lectures and conferences hosted at the University this semester.

Speakers included Fr. Joseph A. Komonchak, Ph.D., widely considered the dean of American ecclesiologists, who delivered the keynote address at the “Word, Church, World: Vatican II Fifty Years On” conference in May. 

Steven Trent DeKosky, MD, professor emeritus of neurology at The University of Virginia School of Medicine and adjunct professor of neurology at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, delivered the keynote address at the University of Scranton’s fifth annual Conference on Aging in April.

Nancy S. Steinhardt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the keynote address at the University’s 2015 “International Conference on Asian Studies: Taiwan and China in the Global Context,” held in March. 

In addition, David Myers, Ph.D., professor of Jewish history and chair of the History Department at UCLA, discussed “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” and William Kiehl, president and CEO of PD Worldwide, discussed “Soft Power for Hard Times” as part of the University’s Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar Series. 

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