The Lehman Lecture is a tradition at Lehman College – an opportunity for the community to honor the legacy of Herbert H. Lehman, former New York Governor, Senator, and statesman. He was widely admired as a dedicated public servant and passionate advocate for the poor and downtrodden, seeking to expand the rights and opportunities for all Americans, regardless of gender, race, or creed.
Previous speakers have included George McGovern, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Albert Gore Sr., Geraldine Ferraro, George Mitchell, Jill Abramson, and many more. The 2013 Lehman Lecture was delivered by Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and former president of Columbia University Teachers College.
2014 Lehman Lecture
The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”.
2013 Lehman Lecture
Dr. Arthur Levine delivers the 2013 Lehman Lecture -- Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student.