An exploration of the worlds of literature, science, politics, and the arts with faculty, visiting scholars and outside guests
Fordham Conversations Remembers Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek
Fans and the Fordham University Community are mourning the loss of Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on Nov 8. The beloved host of the game show Jeopardy had special ties to the University. On this week's Fordham Conversations, we hear a rebroadcast of the time Alex Trebek came to the college to share advice, his history, and funny stories.
Potential record-setting voter turnout and an overwhelming volume of mail-in ballots could turn Election Night into Election Week or Election Month. Fordham Political Science Professor Monika McDermott is back on Fordham Conversations with host Emmanuel Berbari to discuss the possibility of post-election litigation and doomsday scenarios if key races do not produce convincing outcomes.
Kicks Not Cuffs
A group of New Jersey police officers are asking students to send in videos telling them what they really think about cops in their community and offering pairs of new shoes as a reward.
Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Sergeant Kaan Williams, founder of the Kicks Not Cuffs program.
Farmers, Faith, and Climate Change
Faith Farms and Climate is a project that brings farmers together in church halls and basements to talk about how their faith calls them to climate action and how they need to lead on developing both smart public policy and the market forces to reward them for climate solution innovation on their farms.
Fordham Conversations host Assistant Director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, David Goodwin talks with Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light Matt Russell. The two discuss how farmers can act on climate change
Through public events and conversations with experts and artists, scholars and faith leaders, Fordham’s seeks to engage and elevate the public dialogue about religion and culture, the mind and the soul, inclusion and identity, politics, and the arts.
College Athlete Health with Dr. T. Sean Lynch
College athletes will face multiple challenges whenever their seasons restart. Faced with a pandemic, coupled with a long layoff in competition and cold and flu season. Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari welcomes Fordham Head Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. T. Sean Lynch. They dive into the challenges future seasons can have on student-athletes and Lynch's perspective on orthopedic health trends.
Constitution Day with a Framer of the 25th Amendment
Fordham Conversations Host John Rogan is joined by John D. Feerick, the Norris Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and dean emeritus to discuss Constitution Day, which is September 17--the date in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed off on the Constitution.
As a recent graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School in the mid-1960s, Dean Feerick played a key role in framing the Constitution’s 25th Amendment—which addresses presidential succession and inability. He also worked on a nearly successful effort to abolish the Electoral College and brought his constitutional expertise back to Fordham Law School, where he teaches seminars and clinics on the Constitution.
Dean Feerick's 1963 Fordham Law Review article on presidential succession, which was published a month before the the Kennedy assassination and got him involved in working on the 25th Amendment Fordham Law's 25th Amendment Archive, which includes Feerick's correspondence with members of Congress and others during the 25th Amendment's drafting Feerick's 1968 Fordham Law Review article calling for a constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College, which was published around the time he began working with the American Bar Association and Senator Birch Bayh on an amendment eliminating the Electoral College The reports from Fordham Law's Democracy and the Constitution Clinic, which Dean Feerick and John Rogan co-taught. The clinic advanced reform recommendations related to the Constitution. (added period) The Fordham University Press page for Feerick's memoir, which includes discussions of his work on constitutional issues