Thornburgh Family Lecture Series on Disability Law & Policy

The following list represents the past Thornburgh Family Disability lecture speakers.


Thornburgh Family Lecture 2015: The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge presented: "Bridging the Employment Gap for College Students with Disabilities."

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Thornburgh Family Lecture 2013: Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and President of Bender Consulting Services, Inc.  Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Bender Consulting is a...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2012: Jonathan Young

Dr. Jonathan Young, chair of the National Council on Disability (NCD), presented a lecture titled "Beyond Budgets: From Policy to...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2010: Andrew J. Imparato

Andrew J. Imparato was the featured...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2009: Tom Harkin

Senator Tom Harkin has led the fight to ensure equality amongst the millions of Americans with disabilities since first being...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2008: I. King Jordan

I. King Jordan was the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Jordan's historic...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2007: Ruth Colker

Ruth Colker is the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of disability discrimination and...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2006: Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann was appointed as the World Bank’s first Adviser on Disability and Development in June 2002. She is an internationally recognized expert on disability and diversity issues who has traveled widely among the...Learn more >

Thornburgh Family Lecture 2004: Peter Blanck

Peter Blanck is the Charles M. and Marion Kierscht Professor of Law, and Professor of Psychology, and of Public Health at the University of Iowa.  He is also the Director of the Law, Health Policy & Disability...Learn more >