The Hakim Lecture Series honors the life of Catherine McLaughlin Hakim ’70 and focuses on issues of sociology, social justice and public policy.
This annual lecture series was established by Dr. Raymond Hakim in honor of his late wife, Catherine McLaughlin Hakim '70. A sociology major at Emmanuel, Catherine studied under longtime sociology professor Sister Marie Augusta Neal, SND, who left an especially indelible mark on her student experience. The lecture series commemorates Catherine's life, her fondness for Emmanuel, and the relationships she formed at the College and continued to maintain throughout her life. The Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Lectures focus on issues of sociology, social justice and public policy on the local, national and international levels.
October 28, 2015
Callie Crossley, television and radio host, commentator and public speaker
"Narratives and Hashtags: The Media's Impact on Social Justice"
April 14, 2015
Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College
"Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey"
March 18, 2014
David Cunningham, Professor and Chair of Sociology and Director of the Social Justice & Social Policy Program at Brandeis University
"Truth, Justice and the Ku Klux Klan"
October 16, 2012
Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion
"Finding Peace and Justice in Southie"
November 15, 2011
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University
"Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era"
March 31, 2011
Mary C. Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology and former chair of the sociology department at Harvard University
"Five Years After Hurricane Katrina: What 'Recovery' Looks Like for Survivors"