Lectures and Events

The Melrose Center sponsors and co-sponsors a number of events and lectures each year. Check out past speakers - as well as upcoming events!


Past Events and Speakers

The 2019 Melrose Fellows read and discussed Claudia Kolker's 2013 book, The Immigrant Advanta... The 2019 Melrose Fellows read and discussed Claudia Kolker’s 2013 book, The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope. The campus community was invited to her evening lecture, “When We Hurt Migrants, We Hurt Ourselves,” in which Ms. Kolker focused on the toll that family separation policies have had not only on those detained but also on the border patrol agents charged with implementing such policies.



Terry Leary documentary





Screening of documentary on reintegrating former child soldiers in  Sierra Leone, including discussion with filmmaker Terry Leary


Melrose Center Conference

Conference on peace-building in post-conflict societies with Mrs. Maria Brewer, former Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria; Mr. Edward Kawa, Counsellor, Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington DC; Dr. Chris Mahony, Georgetown law professor and consultant to International Criminal Court; Mr. Sasha Lezhnev, Associate Director of the Enough Project to End Genocide  


Nany Zepeda

Discussion of “The Guatemalan Dream” by representative of Sustainable Development for Guatemala (DESGUA) on helping Guatemalans living in the US find dignified work and reconnect with their cultural roots. 





Dr. John Wall (King Sophia)

Talk by Dr. John Wall, professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Rutgers-Camden, on his book Children’s Rights: Today’s Global Challenge, sponsored by Ursinus UNICEF Club.

For more information on Melrose Center programs and events, contact Rebecca Evans (revans@ursinus.edu)