Tresolini Lectures

Professor Rocco Tresolini was born on March 17, 1920, in Dolgeville, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College in 1942 and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1947, and 1949, respectively. From 1942-46 he was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force. A lifetime educator, he was an instructor in Political Science in 1948-49 at Syracuse and served on the Lehigh University faculty from 1949-67. Professor Tresolini was an assistant professor in the Department of History and Government from 1949-53, an associate professor from 1953-58, and professor from 1958-67. In 1962, the two disciplines in the Department of History and Government separated. Professor Tresolini became the first chair of the Department of Government at that time, and he served until 1967. He received the prestigious Hillman Faculty Award from Lehigh in 1964 for his excellence in teaching and research. During his career, Professor Tresolini published five books: American Constitutional Law was published by Macmillan in three editions (1959, 1964, and 1970 by Martin Shapiro); Justice and the Supreme Court (Lippincott, 1963); Constitutional Decisions in American Government (Macmillan, 1965); Cases in American National Government and Politics (Prentice-Hall, 1966); and These Liberties; Case Studies in Civil Rights (Lippincott, 1968). He was married to Virginia Krohn and they had four children (Carol, Roger, Kevin, and Justin). He died on June 27, 1967; his grave is in Union Cemetery in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

List of All Tresolini Lectures

40
Speaker:
Carl Bernstein, 40th annual guest speaker
Date:
Tuesday September 24, 2019
39
Speaker:
Jay Cost
Date:
Thursday April 5, 2018
38
Speaker:
Julian Sanchez
Date:
Thursday April 6, 2017
37
Speaker:
Cornell West
Date:
Thursday April 7, 2016
36
Speaker:
Bill Moyers
Date:
Tuesday March 3, 2015
35
Speaker:
Seymour Hersh
Date:
Thursday October 3, 2013
34
Speaker:
Scott Turow
Date:
Thursday March 15, 2012
33
Speaker:
Betty Anne Waters
Date:
Tuesday November 2, 2010
32
Speaker:
Jeffrey Rosen
Date:
Tuesday March 31, 2009
31
Speaker:
John Dean
Date:
Thursday April 3, 2008
30
Speaker:
Janet Reno
Date:
Thursday April 5, 2007
29
Speaker:
Daniel Ellsberg
Date:
Tuesday April 11, 2006
28
Speaker:
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Date:
Monday April 11, 2005
27
Speaker:
Barry Scheck
Date:
Tuesday April 20, 2004
26
Speaker:
Rogers Smith
Date:
Thursday October 17, 2002
25
Speaker:
David Boies
Date:
Monday November 19, 2001
24
Speaker:
Richard Epstein
Date:
Thursday November 16, 2000
23
Speaker:
Donald Barry
Date:
Tuesday April 11, 2000
22
Speaker:
Geoffrey Hazard, Jr.
Date:
Wednesday April 7, 1999
21
Speaker:
Howard Whitcomb
Date:
Monday March 9, 1998
20
Speaker:
Arlen Specter
Date:
Monday November 11, 1996
19
Speaker:
Anthony Lewis
Date:
Tuesday March 5, 1996
18
Speaker:
Lani Guinier
Date:
Tuesday April 11, 1995
17
Speaker:
Morris Dees
Date:
Monday January 24, 1994
16
Speaker:
Nina Totenberg
Date:
Monday February 15, 1993
15
Speaker:
Linda Fairstein
Date:
Monday March 2, 1992
14
Speaker:
William Allen
Date:
Monday October 29, 1990
13
Speaker:
Walter Murphy
Date:
Monday March 5, 1990
12
Speaker:
Arlin Adams
Date:
Thursday November 10, 1988
11
Speaker:
Ronald Dworkin
Date:
Tuesday November 10, 1987
10
Speaker:
William Leuchtenberg
Date:
Thursday April 23, 1987
9
Speaker:
Arthur Goldberg
Date:
Wednesday April 9, 1986
8
Speaker:
Robert Nix, Jr.
Date:
Tuesday March 26, 1985
7
Speaker:
Elizabeth Holtzman
Date:
Monday October 10, 1983
6
Speaker:
Antonin Scalia
Date:
Monday September 13, 1982
5
Speaker:
John Hart Ely
Date:
Monday March 8, 1982
4
Speaker:
Laura Nader
Date:
Monday March 23, 1981
3
Speaker:
Glendon Schubert
Date:
Tuesday April 22, 1980
2
Speaker:
A. Leon Higginbotham
Date:
Monday March 19, 1979
1
Speaker:
Edward Cahn
Date:
Thursday April 20, 1978