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The John F. Roatch Global Lecture Series on Social Policy and Practice is an annual event that hosts an internationally known scholar to lecture on a topic of global reach and social significance to the Arizona community. The John F. and Mary Roatch Endowment supports the global lecture series and, in conjunction with other partners, occasionally sponsors additional events. The lectures are free to the public and a copy of previous lectures can be viewed through this Web site or selected publications are available at the ASU Hayden Library.

 
 
Lecture
Keynote Speaker
Respondents
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2014:
Raising the “Model" Child. Cultural Traditions and Aspirations: A U.S.-China Comparison

Gustavo E. Fischman

Fei Sun

2013:
The implications of marginality in the medical profession: The case of alternative medicine 

Charles C. Daschbach
View PDF Outline of Daschbach Response

Anita Martinez
View PDF Outline of Martinez Response

2012:
Do Economists need to know about ethics? The case of Adam Smith

 Dr. Nicholas Phillipson
William A. Verdini
David R. Berman
2011:
Public Policy and Private Profit: A Study in Contrast
Kyrsten Sinema
David Gartner

2010:
U.S. Health Reform and the Elusive Target of Human Rights

Lance A. Gable, JD, MPH
View PDF Outline of Gable Lecture

 Kim VanPelt
View PDF Outline of VanPelt Response


Rev. Jan Olav Flaaten
View PDF Outline of Flaaten Lecture

2009:
Pensions, Social Security and Health Care in France

Roger Hughes
View PDF Outline of Hughes Response   

Sam Downing
View PDF Outline of Downing Response  

2008:
Between Solidarity and Individual Responsibility: Financing Health Care in Europe

Dr. Wolfgang Schulz-Weidner

 

2007:
Is There Still A Place For Traditional Values In Family Medicine?: Confronting Managed Care

2006:
Health Care in Canada and the United States: Consumer Good, Social Service or Right of Citizenship?

2005:
Celtic Culture, Confidence and Credibility: Implications for Minority Language Retention in Arizona

 
2005:
- Special Event -
Maximizing the Benefits of University Community Partnerships
 
2004:
Fear Not the Fall: The Strength of the Human Spirit
2003:
Globalization and Citizenship: New Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
 
2002:
The Spanish Guest Workers in Germany: Contrasting and Comparing Experiences with the United States
 
2002:
The Pain, the Gain,and the Strain: Twenty Years in the Voluntary Sector in and English Country
Steven Wheldon Wright, MBE
View PDF outline of Wright Lecture
 

2001: 
Special Follow-up to the 2001 John F. Roatch Lecture: Human Rights After September 11 

Chris Sidoti

2001: 
Planks, Splinters and Human Rights: Judging Ourselves as We Judge Others 

2000: 
The Role of Faith Communities in Alleviating Poverty: A Historical Perspective 

1995-1999 Lectures (descending order)
1999:
The Use of Interpreters in Clinical Practice:
A Social Work Challenge

Francis J. Turner
Wilfrid Laurier University, Toronto, Canada
1998:
Community Development and Policy Innovation in a Time of Transition

Michael Sherraden
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
1997:
Social Work as Development: Learning from Africa and Asia

James Midgley, Provost
Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge
1996:
Re-examining Services to Diverse Populations

Guadalupe G. Lara, MSW, CSW
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit
1996:
Arizona History: Mexicans and Their Influence

Thomas Sheridan
Arizona State Museum, Tucson
1995:
The Dilemma of Government Social Services: Current Perspectives from the UK

Ian Ross
Central Region Council, Stirling, Scotland
1995:
The Story of an Orphanage Told by its Children

Howard Goldstein, DSW
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio