F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture
Introduced in 2005 as the Distinguished Lecture Series, this annual event engages the Greater Cleveland community in discourse on important topics of our time. In 2010, the event was named in honor of Francis Joseph Callahan Jr., local business leader, philanthropist and chairman emeritus of Swagelok, a leading fluid system manufacturer headquartered in Solon, Ohio.
Previous speakers include noted Harvard University psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond, Kay Redfield Jamison, an international authority on mood disorders, and New York Times best-selling authors Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband.
The 2017 F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University presents acclaimed professor, cultural critic, author and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who will discuss the topic of ancestry. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM as part of the Think Forum series.