The Melrose Center sponsors and co-sponsors a number of events and lectures each year. Check out past speakers - as well as upcoming events!
2018-2019 Lectures and Events
2016-2017 Lectures and Events
Screening of documentary on reintegrating former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, including discussion with filmmaker Terry Leary
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
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.
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.
March 12, 2019Fifteen students, staff and faculty from Ursinus are in New York City for the 63rd annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, an intergovernmental body that meets at the United Nations to focus on ways to promote gender equality.
March 12, 201915 students, staff and faculty from Ursinus are in New York City for the 63rd annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, an intergovernmental body that meets at the United Nations to focus on ways to promote gender equality.
March 6, 2019The Project Pericles Debating for Democracy event, held in February, focused on mass incarceration, immigration and LGBTQ rights.
March 5, 2019
Charlotte Rohrer ’19 moved from Germany to the United States at age 15 and started a six-year journey to gain dual citizenship. That journey was finally fulfilled in December.
June 27, 2018When she was a student at Ursinus, it was easy to imagine Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11 working at the United Nations like her mentor, the late U.S. Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose Jr. ’66. Today, she carries forward his legacy in the same section he used to lead.
May 29, 2018
They spent one of the first weeks of their summer vacation working on a home damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
January 30, 2018
Jim Sciutto, chief national security correspondent, spoke to the Ursinus community about national security issues during a talk in Olin Auditorium.
August 22, 2017
The students will engage in global civic engagement opportunities.