“This lecture series will give prominent leaders in the political and public service sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and insight on timely key topics,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “By featuring speakers diverse in thought, perspective and leadership style, we will be fostering important discussions on varied issues impacting our region and country.”
November 17, 2016
Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark will talk about the historic growth of major film production in Western New York as Daemen University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series speaker at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Alumni Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public.
October 14, 2016
Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie will share his vision on creating education, training and employment pathways for the state’s youth as Daemen University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series speaker at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public
October 7, 2016
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, will discuss the upcoming presidential election as Daemen University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series speaker at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
September 9, 2016
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York William J. Hochul, Jr. discussed international terrorism and other threats to the country as Daemen University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series speaker at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
May 9, 2016
John Catsimatidis shared his life journey from emigrating to the United States from the Greek island of Nisyros to becoming a self-made billionaire business owner as featured speaker at the Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held on May 9.
March 3, 2016
During a highly anticipated presidential campaign week, New York State Republican Party Chairman Edward F. Cox pointed to a nation ready for change at the center of the current political movement during his discussion at the Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.
January 8, 2016
Several leaders from the Buffalo Niagara region engaged in an insightful dialog on race and higher education at a panel discussion held Jan. 8 as part of the Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.
The discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Isiah Marshall, Jr., Daemen associate professor of social work and master of social work program director, included panelists Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; Dr. Catherine Fisher Collins of the New York State Education Department Board of Regents; Dr. Gary A. Olson, president of Daemen; Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner, president of SUNY Buffalo State; and Dr. Cynthia Zane, president of Hilbert College.
December 7, 2015
The U.S.-Iran nuclear deal aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear production capability in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions was assessed by David S. Jonas, an international expert on nuclear nonproliferation, as featured speaker in the Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.
October 22, 2015
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia emphasized that more collaborations between schools and higher education institutions are essential to advancing the state’s education system at a discussion held Oct. 22 at Daemen University.
September 22, 2015
U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, a decorated Army war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, shared his vision and proposed strategy to counter national security threats, at a Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on Sept. 22.
July 25, 2014
Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen University Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.
March 10, 2014
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading voice on the economy and job creation, spoke at 2 p.m. March 10 in Daemen’s University John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Social Room as part of the University’s newly established Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. He was introduced by Congressman Chris Collins.