F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture

Exterior of the Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University

The 2019 F. Joseph Callahan Lecture, featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, will be held at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. 

Photo of Viet Thanh Nguyen

The 2019 F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University will be presented by literary scholar, writer, and professor Viet Thanh Nguyen

The lecture will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM as part of the Think Forum series.

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; New York Times best-selling authors Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband; acclaimed professor, cultural critic, author and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; and New Yorker writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore.‌