Myra Berman Kurtz '66 Seminar

The Kurtz Seminar series was endowed by the late Myra Berman Kurtz '66 and her husband, Dr. Stuart Kurtz, to present speakers at Goucher College who will inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in a variety of fields.



Wednesday, March 6th, 5 p.m., The Myra Berman Kurtz '66 Seminar Celebrates Women's History Month.


Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Dalia Mogahed is an American researcher and thought leader specializing in Muslim issues. She serves as the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) in Washington D.C.

Dr. Sofia Teferi '93, Chief of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Sofia Teferi is a pediatrician with MedStar Health and an assistant professor at Georgetown University Hospital. After graduating from medical school, she worked as a community physician in an underserved health center, serving as a Virginia county’s only pediatrician. She has served as the Chief of Pediatrics at a community hospital and has volunteered on mission trips to Ethiopia and Peru.


Screening of the documentary, Human Nature. Followed by a discussion with Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, a speaker in the film. (Fall 2019)

Dr. Victoria Niklas ‘82, Vice President of Innovation and Communication Prolacta Bioscience, presented a lecture titled “Feeding the Most Fragile, Why Human Milk is the Perfect Food.” (Spring 2019)



Angela J. Davis, Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law, presented a talk titled "Criminal Justice Reform: The Path Forward."



Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, deputy director, Evidence and Innovation for the Family Planning strategy at the Gates Foundation



Jesse J. Holland M.F.A. '12, author, Associated Press correspondent, and alumnus trustee, discussed his new book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House.



Dr. Janice Gabrilove '73, the James F. Holland Professor of Medicine and Oncological Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, presented a talk titled "Harnessing Inspired Imagination: Moving Beyond Nancy Drew and Iolanthe".



Betty Medsger, head of the journalism education program at San Francisco State University, founding member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI.



Dr. Annette Perez-Delboy '91, assistant clinical professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and director, Labor & Delivery and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Operations at Columbia University Medical Center.



Rabbi Eugene Korn, American director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel.



Rochelle L. Millen, Wittenberg University Professor of Religion.



Robert H. Phelps, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with The New York Times and The Boston Globe.



Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.



Judy Lewent '70, chief financial officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

If you have any questions about the Kurtz Seminar or speaker suggestions, please contact the President's Office.