Foley Hoag Foundation Speaker Series

The Foley Hoag Foundation Speaker Series is committed to engaging in a dialogue centered on mutual respect, understanding and cooperation among people of diverse backgrounds. It is a part of the Foundation's mission to combat inequality in all of its forms in the Greater Boston and Washington, DC areas, and appreciates the support of the Friends of the Foley Hoag Foundation, Foley Hoag attorneys, and other interested members of the community.

Previous Foley Hoag Foundation Events:

  • October 23, 2019: Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University. Topics: race and steps to address inequalities in the City of Boston.
  • June 4, 2019: Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney. Topics: inequality in the criminal justice system and other priorities she has established for her office.
  • January 29, 2019: Laura Perille, Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. Topics: efforts to address inequality in the City of Boston.
  • September 26, 2018: Philly Laptiste, Executive Director of the Bowdoin Street Health Center (member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center). Topics: inequalities in the healthcare system.
  • December 14, 2017: David Friedman, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox. Topics: standing up to racism and hate speech.
  • September 27, 2017: Stephanie Hartwell, PhD, Interim Dean, College of Public and Community Service, and Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts at University of Massachusetts Boston. Topics: criminal justice reform issues. Click here to download the presentation.
  • June 22, 2017: Ralph C. Martin, II, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Northeastern University. Topics: leadership, diversity, and Boston politics.
  • June 1, 2017: Washington, D.C. event with Roderic Boggs, recently retired Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and currently a Senior Advisor to the Committee. Topics: supporting programs that address inequality.
  • April 27, 2017: Foley Hoag Foundation networking event with Jim Klocke, CEO of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Topics: Non-Profits in Today’s Environment.
  • December 2016: Carol Fulp, President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc. Topics: How and why organizations should make diversity a priority.
  • September 2016: Boston Police Commissioner William “Bill” Evans. Topics: Boston police/community relations, the city’s preparedness for potential terrorist/gang violence and the body camera pilot program.
  • June 2016: Hubert “Hubie” Jones, original Trustee of the Foley Hoag Foundation and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Social Work. Topics: a recollection of Boston’s history of racial turmoil from the 1960s to the 2000s, and how Boston has transcended its reputation as a “racist city” to one that celebrates diversity.