Hardman Lecture Series

Hardman Lecture Series

This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.

2017 Hardman Journalist-in-Residence

Dolores Barclay

Dolores Barclay
Public Lecture
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11 a.m.
Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218)

Free and Open to the Public
Information: 413.662.5224

Dolores Barclay is an author and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and sits on the Advisory Board of City University Center for the Arts. She is former arts editor of The Associated Press (AP). She worked for AP first as a reporter covering city hall, federal and criminal courts, and the police beat for the New York City bureau. She became a feature writer and later a national writer and investigative reporter until moving into culture coverage as a writer and critic. She expanded AP's culture beat as Arts and Entertainment editor, and took a leave from her management position  to work on the investigative series "Torn From the Land," which was awarded the Aronson Prize for Social Justice Journalism, the APME Enterprise Award, and the Griot Award of the New York Association of Black Journalists and was submitted for a Pulitzer Prize.

Dolores is the author of two inspirational books, and co-author of "A Girl Needs Cash" and "Sammy Davis Jr. My Father." She also worked with Diana Ross on her best-selling memoir, "Secrets of a Sparrow." A graduate of Elmira College, Barclay was honored with the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011. She is also a recipient of The Multiple Sclerosis Award for Excellence in Communication and other awards. Dolores is currently working on her first novel and is mounting a publishing and video project with supermodel Frederique van der Wal, host of FYI's "Homegrown Makeover." She is a producer on a documentary about  film legend Sam Spiegel ("Lawrence of Arabia," "On the Waterfront").

Past speakers of the Hardman Lecture Series (view photos):  

2015-2016: Joy Reid

2014-2015: Nicholas Kristof

2013-2014: Jeff Corwin

2012-2013: Howard Kurtz

2011-2012: Soledad O'Brien

2010-2011: Laura Ling

2009-2010: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

2008-2009: David Brooks

2007-2008: Bill McKibben, Marianne Pearl

2006-2007: Derrick Jackson, Bob Simon

2005-2006: Dan Harris, Ellen Goodman

2004-2005: Ellen Hume, Alan Chartock


Past Journalists-in-Residence:  

2016: Seth Rogovoy

2015: John and Anastasia Stanmeyer

2014: Kevin Moran

2013: Mark Kinver

2012: Joe Donahue

2011: Lydia Kulbida

2009: Rex Smith