The Mount is honored to host some of today's brightest leaders to share their insights on a variety of leadership topics.

Upcoming Lecture

“The Public Voice: An Informed Citizenry amid a Changing Media Landscape”

Jeffrey Brown: Anchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour and Creator and Host, Art Beat

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 1:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Jeffrey Brown is a co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, public television’s nightly news program airing nationally and abroad. In a career spanning more than twenty years at the NewsHour, Brown has served in a variety of roles, both on and off camera. As anchor and correspondent, he has interviewed leading newsmakers, conducted studio discussions on a vast array of topics, and reported from around the United States and abroad, including the Middle East and Haiti. As arts correspondent, he has profiled and interviewed many of the world’s leading writers, musicians, and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program’s coverage of the economy, healthcare, social policy, culture, and other areas.

As part of the Discussions of Leadership Lecture Series, Jeffrey Brown will deliver a presentation entitled, “The Public Voice: An Informed Citizenry amid a Changing Media Landscape,” in which he will draw on his extensive background in the news media. He will address the impact, both good and bad, of the changing media landscape on the media business and on an informed citizenry. He will also discuss the notion of the public good and how it may be under stress.

In addition, Jeffrey Brown is the creator and host of “Art Beat”, the NewsHour’s popular online arts and culture blog. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors. Prior to joining the NewsHour, Brown helped produce numerous public television series for Media & Society Seminars, an independent production company headed by Fred W. Friendly. He attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).

More Information

Discussions of Leadership will take place on the Mount’s campus in the College Theatre. Ample parking is provided in the West Lot. If you are driving to the College, directions can be found on our location page.

Admission to the Discussions of Leadership Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Discussions of Leadership is supported by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile,Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.


Past Events

“From Command to Community: How the New Leadership Connects with the Common Good”

Nicholas Longo: Director of Global Studies & Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Community Service at Providence College

March, 2013

Nicholas Longo, Ph.D., is a former associate with the Kettering Foundation, nationally recognized for his extensive work and publications connecting education and leadership development with civic life. As part of the Discussions of Leadership Lecture Series, Dr. Longo will speak about the importance of community and reciprocity as they relate to leadership.

"Giving Voice to Values: A New Approach to Values-Driven Leadership"

Mary Gentile, Ph.D.

September, 2012

Mary Gentile, Ph.D., a leading expert on values-driven leadership development visited the Mount to speak about leadership in the modern era. Mary serves as a Senior Research scholar at Babson College, and is a Senior Advisor to the Aspen Institute and Business program. 

"Creating Ethical Partnerships Between All Levels of an Organization"

Ira Chaleff: Founder and President, Executive Coaching and Consulting Associates

March, 2012

Successful leadership coach and consultant Ira Chaleff spoke about building an ethical followership at the Mount in March of 2012. Mr. Chaleff serves as the Chairman Emeritas for the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, D.C..

"The Ethical Challenges of Leadership"

Joanne Ciulla, Ph.D.: Professor, Coston Family Chair in Leadership & Ethics, University of Richmond

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In her lecture, Professor Ciulla spoke about her experiences as a scholar of business and leadership ethics, and the challenges she faced.

"Out Beyond Ideas of Wrong-Doing and Right-Doing: Leadership in Our Time"

Barbara Gottschalk: Co-Founder, Seeds of Peace

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Seeds of Peace Co-Founder Barbara Gottschalk spoke at the Mount in September of 2011. In her lecture, Ms. Gottschalk discussed her efforts to provide children from conflict regions the skills to become future leaders.

"The Fair Society: Responsible Leadership and the Pursuit of Social Justice"

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This event featured author Peter Corning discussing his writing and whether human beings share an innate sense of fairness.

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Daniel Hurley: Panel Moderator, Director of Leadership Cincinnati

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Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit, worked for J. P. Morgan for seventeen years, serving as managing director in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London. Lowney currently lives in New York City, where he is a consultant for the Catholic Medical Mission Board. His highly regarded book, Heroic Leadership, shares the leadership principles that have guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years and demonstrates how they are applicable today.

"Courageous Women Who Lead"

Cammy Dierking: Panel Moderator, local news anchor

October, 2009

During this panel discussion and networking event, news anchor Cammy Dierking led a talk about women who excel in leadership roles.