Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

  • Lecture Series

Henry J. Leir Lecture Series at Clark University

Occassionally, The Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University invites prominent Luxembourg citizens and scholars to give lectures on themes related to Luxembourg and/or European affairs.

The Henry J. Leir Lecture Speakers

Speaker: His Excellency, the Honorable Jean-Paul Senninger, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to The United States.
Title: “Luxembourg: An Example for Political Darwinism.”

Speaker: Professor Dr. Michel Polfer, Director of the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art and Associate Professor at The University of Luxembourg.
Co-sponsored with the Worcester Art Museum and the Archeological Institute of America-Worcester Society.
Title: “Homer and the Muses in Roman Luxembourg: The Vichten Mosaic”

Speaker: Jean-Pierre Schoder, Head of Monetary Economics and Statistics and European Coordinator at the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg.
Title: "The Eurozone (and Luxembourg): Present Achievements and Challenges Ahead."

Speaker: Dr. Lucien Hoffmann, Professor and Scientific Director at the Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann
Title: "Climatic Change in Luxembourg: Impact on Biodiversity and Land Management."
Watch video of Prof. Hoffmann's lecture at Clark.

Speaker: Cedric Crelo, formerly Personal Secretary to the Governor of the Central Bank Luxembourg and Luxembourg's Representative to the IMF, Washington DC
Title: "IMF Insights"

Speaker: Daniel Piccuta, Deputy Chief of Mission with the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg and Harry Wu, Human Rights Activist
Co-sponsored with the Higgins School of the Humanities, and the Asian Studies Department
Title: "A Prisoner and his Consul: The Chinese State Secrets Trial of Harry Wu”
Watch video of Wu and Piccuta at Clark.

Speaker: Jean-Paul Lehners, Dean at the Universite du Luxembourg
Title: "The Saar-Lor-Lux Region"

Speaker: Norbert von Kunitzki, President of the Centre Universitaire in Luxembourg
Title: "The Economic and Political Significance of the Euro"

Speaker: Professor Dr. Pierre Seck, President of the Centre Universitaire
Title: "Mad Cow Disease: It's Biological, Political, Psychological, and Economic Implications"

Speaker: Professor Dr. Wolfgang Kuehlwein of the Centre Universitaire and the University of Trier
Title: "When the Anglo-Saxons Met the Celts: A Rhetorical and Art Historical Case Study"

Speaker: Maxwell Harway, formerly with the U.S. State Department
Title: "Reflections on the Departing Century"

Speaker: Charles-Marie Ternes, Professor of Classics, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg
Title: "The Mosaic Art of Roman France"

Speaker: Dr. Andre Michels, Psychoanalyst and co-editor of Apertura
Title: "Psychoanalysis and Politics"

Speaker: Mario Hirsch of the Centre Universitaire
Title: "Influence Without Power: Small States and European Integration"

Speaker: Alain Meyer, Professor at the Athenee de Luxembourg
Title: “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Luxembourg”