The John F. Roatch Global Lecture Series on Social Policy and Practice is an annual event that hosts an internationally known scholar to lecture on a topic of global reach and social significance to the Arizona community.
The John F. and Mary Roatch Endowment supports the global lecture series and, in conjunction with other partners, occasionally sponsors additional events. The lectures are free to the public and a copy of previous lectures can be viewed through this site or at the ASU Hayden Library.
The John F. Roatch Endowment was created by gifts made to the university by John and Mary Roatch. The endowment provides support for the Global Lecture Series on Social Policy and Practice. The endowment activities are organized through the office of Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley, the John F. Roatch Distinguished Professor at the College of Public Programs. We thank John for his vision, Mary for her continued support, and their son, David, for his enthusiastic participation in the endowment’s activities.