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.


2018 Angela J. Davis, Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law, presented a talk titled "Criminal Justice Reform: The Path Forward."

2017 Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, deputy director, Evidence and Innovation for the Family Planning strategy at the Gates Foundation

2016 Jesse J. Holland M.F.A. '12, author, Associated Press correspondent, and alumnus trustee, will discuss his new book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House.

2015 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".

2014 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.

2013 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.

2012 Rabbi Eugene Korn, American director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel.

2011 Rochelle L. Millen, Wittenberg University Professor of Religion.

2010 Robert H. Phelps, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

2009 Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

2008 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.