Conklin Lecture Series

Pictured from left are Dr. Peter Grant Jordan, Dr. Werner Steger, Dr. Jill Lepore and Dr. D. David Conklin, former DCC president.

Dr. D. David Conklin Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture series was established to recognize DCC’s fourth president, who retired in 2014. The event is free and open to the public and is made possible by individual contributions to the Dutchess Community College Foundation and Key Sponsors TD Bank and Llelanie Orcutt.

Speaker: Award-winning author and historian Dr. Jill Lepore,  David Woods Kemper Professor of American History and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University 
'Making Amends: Rewriting the U.S. Constitution'
September 22, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Richard Aldous, the Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College
'British-American Relations, Past, Present and Brexit Future'
October 24, 2019

Speaker: Award-winning author and historian Russell Shorto
'The Dutch In Us: The Remarkable Influence of the Netherlands on New York and Beyond'
October 16, 2018

Speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. David Kennedy, Stanford University professor emeritus
'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Twentieth-Century Life'
October 19, 2017

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Dr. Jill Lepore

Dr. Jill Lepore
Photo by Stephanie Miller, Harvard

Dr. Richard Aldous 

Dr. Richard Aldous

Russell Shorto

Russell Shorto

David Kennedy

Dr. David Kennedy