Fordham at the Forefront

Fordham at the Forefront is a series that showcases outstanding Fordham faculty, demonstrates Fordham's leadership in areas of universal relevance and concern, and delivers a measure of life-long learning to alumni, parents, and friends in cities around the world.

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Fordham at the Forefront: Reflection on Pope Francis
A panel discussion on his Encyclical on the Environment; his Impact on Catholic Latinos; and his Visit to the U.S.

The Reverend Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology

Christiana Peppard, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Theology 

Terrence Tilley, PhD 
Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Professor of Catholic Theology


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Fordham at the Forefront of Liberal Education
The origins and evolution of a liberal arts education

Eva Badowska, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science
Fordham at the Forefront of Positive Marketing

The Role of Language in Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Long Island, NY

Dawn Lerman, PhD, and Luke Kachersky, PhD, professors of marketing at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business

Fordham at the Forefront of Political Behavior
The History of Corruption in America
New York City

Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at the Fordham School of Law

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Fordham at the Forefront of Brand Loyalty

What it Really Takes to Grow Market Share
Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA

Lerzan Aksoy, PhD, professor of marketing at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business

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Fordham at the Forefront of Urban Studies Across Nations

2014 Fordham College at Lincoln Center Reunion

Harold Takooshian, PhD, Professor of Psychology

Fordham at the Forefront of the New Old Age

2014 Jubilee Reunion

Janna C. Heyman, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor in Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service

Fordham at the Forefront of the Conflict in Ukraine

New York City

Adriana Krasniansky, GSB '15, co-founder of the Group for Tomorrow's Ukraine and Olena Nikolayenko, assistant professor of political science

Fordham at the Forefront of Entrepreneurship

Capturing Fordham's Entrepreneurial Spirit
Hartford, CT

Christine Janssen-Selvadurai, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business

Fordham at the Forefront of the Global Water Crisis

Water, Energy and the American West
Phoenix, AZ

Christiana Peppard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics in the Department of Theology and Affiliated Faculty in the Environmental Policy and American Studies Programs

Fordham at the Forefront of Counterterrorism

Understanding National Security and Counterterrorism
New York City and Washington, D.C.

Karen Greenberg, PhD, Director, Center for National Security at the Fordham School of Law

Fordham at the Forefront of New Media

Making Sense of the New Media Environment
Westchester County

John Carey, PhD, Professor of Communication and Media Management in Fordham's Gabelli School of Business

Water as the Oil of the 21st Century

2013 Fordham College at Lincoln Center Reunion

Christiana Peppard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics in the Department of Theology and Affiliated Faculty in the Environmental Policy and American Studies Programs

Reflections on the Election of Pope Francis

2013 Jubilee Reunion

Terrence Tilly, PhD, Professor of Catholic Theology and chair of Fordham's Theology Department

Fordham at the Forefront of Business Ethics

How to Make Smart Trust Decisions and Create High Trust Organizations
Princeton, NJ and New York City

Robert Hurley, PhD, Professor of Management in Fordham's Gabelli School of Business

Fordham at the Forefront of the Presidential Election

2012: Race Odssey: Looking Ahead to the Presidential Election
Atlanta, GA and New York City

Costas Panagopoulos, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy