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The Penn State Forum Speaker Series is a Faculty/Staff Club event that is co-sponsored by the Penn State Bookstore and is open to the general public. The luncheons, modeled after the National Press Club Speaker Series, include a presentation by an invited speaker, followed by audience questions.

Roslyn McCallister Brock

Penn State Forum
01-29-2006

Roslyn McCallister Brock

"When You Find Your Voice You Can Transform A Nation" Roslyn McCallister Brock is the vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors and director of system fund development for the Sisters of Bon Secours Health System Inc. Over the past 19 years, Brock has served the NAACP in several leadership roles. In February 2001,…

James Thomas Harris III

Penn State Forum
12-18-2005

James Thomas Harris III

“Rethinking the Social Compact” Harris became the ninth president of Widener University on July 1, 2002. Since then he has directed a highly inclusive, university-wide strategic planning process to determine the future direction of Widener University. As a national advocate and leader for civic engagement and service learning, Harris serves as the chief of Pennsylvania Campus…

Jim Lichtman

Penn State Forum
11-13-2005

Jim Lichtman

“What Do You Stand For? Getting Back America’s Integrity” Lichtman has been writing and speaking on ethics to corporations and organizations for 10 years. His first book and talk, "The Lone Ranger's Code of the West, an Action-Packed Adventure in Ethics," not only made the process of examining ethics more approachable and clear, but fun as…

Dick Thornburgh

Penn State Forum
10-23-2005

Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh

“Policing Integrity in Key Institutions: Some Thoughts on World Com, The World Bank and CBS News” Thornburgh served as governor of Pennsylvania, attorney general of the United States under two presidents and was the highest-ranking American at the United Nations during a public career which spanned more than 25 years. He now is counsel in the…

Andrew Vachss

Penn State Forum
10-16-2005

Andrew Vachss
Attorney and consultant

"Telling the Truth. What It Costs, and What It’s Worth" Vachss is an attorney whose only clients are children. Before his legal practice, Vachss worked as a field investigator for the U.S. Public Health Service in Ohio and as a social casework supervisor in New York City. He has directed programs for urban migrants in Chicago,…

Craig D. Keyser

Penn State Forum
09-25-2005

Craig D. Keyser
Executive vice president of human resources and administration for Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts

"Atlantic City and The Gaming Industry -- An American Success Story" In his role as Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts chief administrative officer, Keyser has direct responsibility for the critical support services functions of human resources, information technology and materials management. A veteran executive of the gaming industry, Keyser joined Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts in…

Cathann Kress

Penn State Forum
09-18-2005

Cathann Kress
Director, Youth Development, US Department of Agriculture

"Are today's children an endangered species? Are they really worse off today than 20 years ago? And, how does youth development, as a philosophy and as practice, offer some hope for addressing the concerns?" Kress provides national leadership for youth development issues within the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), in the U.S. Department…

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