Wilkes University

University Lecture Series

Wilkes Lecture Series - Speakers at Wilkes

Current Speakers

United Nations Lecture SeriesRobert Skinner


Director, United Nations Information Centre, Washington, DC

  • Date: Thursday, April 12
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Topic: The United Nations in a Time of Transition: Its Role and Challenges
  • Location: The Miller Room

Robert Skinner has been appointed as the new Director of the United Nations’ office in Washington, D.C.   He assumes his duties on 9 November 2015. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Skinner was the Executive Director for New York Office Operations and UN Relations at the United Nations Foundation (UNF). 

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Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities

Photo of Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar

Cancer Survivor & Highest-Scoring NBA Player in History

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: McHale Athletic Center in the University Center on Main
    • 169 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
  • Topic: "Becoming Kareem"

The moderated lecture, “Becoming Kareem” will explore issues such as political activism in sports, race relations, and facing life’s struggles with positivity. He will also address the importance of STEM education in underserved communities, the driving force behind his Skyhook Foundation. The lecture will conclude with a book signing.

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Events are free and open to the public.

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