Holden Lecture


2013: James L. Hudson

2012: Ronald Davenport, Sr.

2011: Henry Brady
“Class, Race, and Political Polarization in America”

2010: Dianne Pinderhughes
“Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution”

2009: Glenn Loury
“Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition”

2008: Theda Skocpol
“What A Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality”

2007: Ira Katznelson
“The Southern Cage: Reflections on the New Deal, the Jim Crow South, and the Origins of Our Times”

Holden Reading Room

Nearly 4,000 volumes donated by Prof. Matthew Holden, Jr. and Mrs. Dorothy Holden comprise the non-circulating collection. Its strengths are in public policy, philosophy and trans-Atlantic history. The room may be reserved for meetings, seminars and roundtables.

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2013 Holden Lecturer – James L. Hudson

James L. HudsonJames L. Hudson explored "The Global Financial Crisis: Its Impact on the US and Europe." The former U.S. Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Mr. Hudson chairs the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. Endowed Lecture Series. As a venture capital principal, he focused on projects in energy cogeneration and efficiency, real estate development, commercial enterprises and consumer products. He has served his nation as a political advisor and civic leader.