Past Events By Year


Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ John Dau on His Amazing Journey from War-Torn South Sudan to Syracuse, NY

SU Professor and Creator of the ‘Tree of 40 Fruit’ Sam Van Aken



“The Near Westside – by Choice!” – A Conversation with Neighbors

Former Newhouse Dean and Ivory Tower Moderator David Rubin on the Media and Democracy

Maxwell School Economist Donald Dutkowsky on Income Inequality in America

Author and Judge Joe Fahey on “James K. McGuire, Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist” Columnist Sean Kirst on “Syracuse: What I loved, why I stayed, what still drives me wild”

Social Policy Expert and Maxwell Alum Tim Rudd on Social Policy and Syracuse



Architect and Artist Jason Evans on [re]thinking syracuse

Former Professional Football Player Billy McBride on Race, Diversity, and Inclusion

Reclaiming Our Past: The Hotel Syracuse with Developer Ed Riley and Artist Katerina Spilio

Something’s Brewing in CNY with Beer Historian Don Cazentre and the Salt City Brew Club

Andrew Lunetta, Founder of A Tiny Home for Good

Colgate Professor and Ivory Tower Star Tim Byrnes with the League of Women Voters on “Election 2016: How We Got Here and Where We’ll Go”

Author Sean Kirst on “The Soul of Central New York: Syracuse Stories”



Fitness Gurus Nick and Jill Murphy on Fighting Fat with Fat

Former SU Lacrosse Coach Roy Simmons Jr. and Stick Maker Alf Jacques on Lacrosse in Central New York

Cold Case Initiatives Founder Janis McDonald on “It’s Never Too Late for Justice”

Celebrating 100 Years of City Parks

Historic Preservationist Beth Crawford on the Restoration of the Gustav Stickley House

The League of Women Voters and Maxwell School Professor Thomas Keck on “Rewriting our Foundation: The State and Federal Constitutions”