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Sweeney Family Lecture

Past Speakers

Selected Sweeney Family Lectures are available in DVD format from the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University. Titles may be viewed at the Library's website. DVDs may be borrowed for a week or viewed at the library.

March 21, 2012: Congressman J. Dennis Hastert

In "Civility in Government: A Conversation," former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert commented personally and engaged with panelists Daniel Hynes, J.D.; Mary MacLaren, Ryan McLaughlin, and Sr. Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., on the topic of bipartisan relationships in Congress.

April 2, 2011: Film Producer Don Hahn and Photographer Michael Carroll

In the Chicago Premiere of Hand Held, a documentary film produced by Hahn and featuring Carroll, audiences experienced the plight of Romanian orphans, first brought to world attention through Carroll’s photographs -- a plight that led to his founding of the Romanian Children's Relief. Hahn and Carroll received honorary degrees from Saint Xavier University in May 2011.