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Queen's University

Rosen Lecture Series 

Invitation to Nominate (January 2015)

The Rosen Lecture Series subcommittee invites nominations for the Rosen speaker. In order to encourage the broadest possible range of nominations, any person or group within the Queen's community is eligible to make a nomination.

The application deadline for the Irving and Regina Rosen Lecture Series (now closed) was April 6, 2015, at 4:00pm. Please submit all nomination materials via

Rosen Lecture Series Subcommittee

Mr. Irving Rosen and Mrs. Regina Rosen (Arts 1980) have undertaken to endow a permanent lecture series in Jewish Studies at Queen's University. The purpose of the series is to enable the wider community to better understand the living and vital tradition of Judaism, its relationship to other religious traditions and its role in the development of contemporary civilizations, and to explore the historical role played by Jews and Jewish thought.

I. Terms of Reference

Speakers in the Irving and Regina Rosen Lecture Series will be noted figures in the field of Jewish thought and tradition, who, having been recommended by the Subcommittee, will be invited by the Principal to come to Queen's to deliver lectures directed toward a broad audience of generally educated people.

A Rosen Lecture should be held at least annually or more frequently if resources permit. A Rosen Lecture may be postponed only due to insufficient resources or the unavailability of an appropriate speaker. No more than one year shall pass without a Rosen Lecture being delivered at Queen's. The Rosen Lecture Series Subcommittee shall report annually to the Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts upon the activities carried out during the current year and upon plans for the next year.

The Terms of Reference shall be reviewed every five years with determining how the review will be undertaken. If any modification of the Terms of Reference is recommended to the Senate, the Senate shall adhere as closely as possible to the wishes of the benefactors.

II. Membership

Ex-Officio Members: 

  • Chair of Jewish Studies (or delegate)
  • Head of the Department of Religion (or delegate)

Elected Members:

  •  1 Faculty (one-year term)
  •  2 Faculty (two-year term)
  •  2 Students (1 one-year term; 1 two-year term)

 III. Past Rosen Lectures


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