The Ford Institute requires attendance at two lectures each semester. There are a wide range of speakers across campus that are identified as meeting this requirement so you are sure to find something of interest to you!
Featured Lecturers: Dr. Wes Dick and Robert Wall
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation - Ford Co-Sponsored -1/24/2011
"In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Dr. Dick and Mr. Wall are long-time civil rights activists
in the Albion community.
Ford Sponsored Lecture - 3/13/2012
"Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What's Really in the New Law for College Students"
Eli Isaguirre, Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
Ford Sponsored Panel Discussion - 2/23/2012
"Alumni Law Panel"
Josh Cecil, '03, Trail Attorney with Allstate Insurance
Brad Heffner, '93, Corporate Counsel for Michigan Economic Corporation
Jeff Ott, '86, Partner with Warner Norcross & Judd
Janet Welch, '71, Executive Director of the State Bar of Michigan
Tina Yost, '95, Attorney Referee for 37th Circuit Court
Ford Co-Sponsored Lecture - 2/22/2012
"Genetic Testing and Gender Selection - Are We Pushing the Boundries?"
Dr. Marcus Hughes, Genesis Genetics Institute-PGD Group
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation - Ford Co-Sponsored - 1/23/2012
"If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Returned to Albion Today..."
Performance by Albion College students, Albion High School students, and community leaders
Ford Sponsored Lecture - 11/09/2011
"Ethics in Your Career"
Joan Vestrand, '81, Associate Dean, Cooley Law School, Ann Arbor Campus
Ford Co-Sponsored Lecture - 10/20/2011
"Education Policy in Michigan: From Tenure Reform to Schools of Choice"
Ray Davis, '84, Thrun Law Firm
Ford Sponsored Lecture - 9/21/2011
"Demographics and Election Results: Working for Four Members of Congress"
Ken Brock, '83, District Administrator for US Representative John Dingell
For Co-Sponsored Event - 9/14/2011
Screening of The Richie Boys
Discussion with Guy Stern, member of the Richie Boys
Harry and Wanda Zekelman International Institute of the Righteous at the Holocaust Memorial Center
Ford Sponsored Panel Discussion - 3/22/2011
"Japan in the Wake of an Earthquake and Tsunami"
Albion Professors Dyron Dabney, Kotaro Yoshida, Midori Yoshii, Andrew Grossman, and Douglas White
Ford Co-Sponsored Lecture - 3/3/2011
"In Search of Memory: A Hidden Child in Poland During the Holocaust"
Dr. Mirriam Winter, Author and Holocaust Survivor
Ford Sponsored Lecture - 2/21/2011
"Careers in the Foreign Service or State Department
Tim Sears, U.S. Department of State
Ford Co-Sponsored Lecture - 11/16/2010
"Social Media, Professionalism and Your Future Career"
Letitia Fowler, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine