Rudin Lecture

The Jack and Lewis Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program was established at Marymount Manhattan College in 2000 through a grant from The Rudin Foundation, Inc. 

Both Jack Rudin and the late Lewis Rudin have been well known throughout New York for the extraordinary contributions they have made to enhance the quality of living and working in New York City, and for their generous support of education, health, the arts and other civic, religious and cultural causes. Marymount Manhattan is honored to be the recipient of this special grant. This lecture builds upon the College’s commitment to academic excellence and its distinctive undergraduate programs in the liberal arts. 

Rudin Lectures

Bill T. JonesJanuary 14, 2019
Marymount Manhattan College’s Ferraro Institute for Breakthrough Civic Leadership is pleased to announce its inaugural event: Bill T. Jones on the Arts and Social Justice, in conversation with Lane Harwell of the Ford Foundation on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 on the MMC campus. The Rudin Foundation is also a sponsor of this event.

November 14, 2017
On Wednesday, November 1, Anthony D. Romero visited MMC as the 2017 Jack and Lewis Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar. He delivered an informative lecture, titled, Rights and Liberties in America Today. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the Theresa Lang Theatre to hear Romero’s influential speech.

September 25, 2017
Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver the 2017 Rudin Lecture, Rights and Liberties in America Today, in the Theresa Lang Theatre at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1.

Martha Nussbaum 

November 6, 2003

Dava Sobel 

October 9, 2002

Neil Postman

Inaugural Lecture: “Building a Bridge to the 18th Century”
October 4, 2000