- Screening and lecture, Broken Brotherhood. Part of a Vietnam War topic series, inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War and supported by a grant from the American Library Association, PBS, and WETA in Washington DC. Northeast Regional Library, Wilmington, NC, (December 11, 2017).
- Presentation, “Assessing the Impact of the Film Industry on the Economy of Southeastern North Carolina.” Funding from Political Science (Public Administration) department, supported by the Provost’s Office. The grant was part of the effort to establish a UNCW Regional Center for Public Engagement. Awarded 2006, Wilmington, NC, (June 1, 2007).
- Lecture, “Documentary Filmmaking,” College Day, (2005 and 2006).
- Lectured to classes at Colgate University in Peace Studies; Conflict Resolution; and Film Majors, Hamilton, NY, (November 12, 2003).
- Address, New Faculty Training Workshop, Madeline Suite, UNCW. “The Truth is Out There: “The Experience of Teaching at UNCW,” (September 16, 2000).
- Address, “The Fireside Chat Program,” Great Room, Graham/Hewlett Building, UNCW, (August 28, 2000).
- Address, “On Building Community,” Campus Retreat, (August 8, 2000).
- Participant, “Documentary Film Makers Panel,” with documentarians Paula Haller, Rob Hill, Francine DeCoursey, Matt Barr and Ellen Walters, Southeastern Media Institute, UNCW Film Studies & EUE Screen Gems Studio. Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington, NC, (July 7-11, 2000).
- Address, “Excellence,” The Seventh Annual Housing and Residence Life Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet, Warwick Center Ballroom, UNCW, (January 19, 2000).
- Presenter, Carolinas News Association Conference. “On the Importance of Teaching,” Asheville, NC, (Fall 1998).
- Address, “Remembering Purpose,” College News Association of the Carolinas, Asheville, NC, (August 1998).
- Address, “Why Care,” UNCW Ambassadors, Golden Hawk Room, Trask Coliseum, UNCW,(April 29, 1997).
Presenter, a panel on funding the independent film and documentary, North Carolina Film and Video Conference at UNCW and Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC, (October 28, 1995).
- Address, “In Defense of Libraries and Librarians,” Conference of Librarians from Syracuse City Schools and Onondaga, Cortland and Madison counties. Holiday Inn, Syracuse, NY, (November 18, 1993).
- Address, “My Brother: A Gay FBI Agent,” Taped and re-broadcast on WXXI-FM. Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY, (May 12, 1993).
- Address, Library Power Schools Workshop, Center for Educational Development, Rochester, NY, (September 2, 1992).
- Address, “Shooting for the Moon,” Conference, New York Health Care Providers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, (October 6-9, 1991).
- Address, “Sports and Prejudice,” National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Mapledale Party House, Rochester, NY, (November 1, 1990).
- Address, “The Importance of International Television,” Rochester First International Television’s annual dinner, Rochester Convention Center, (April 21, 1990).
- Address, “The Essence of Fisher,” SJFC Open House, Rochester, NY, (November 11, 1989).
- Address, “Making the World Flat Again,” 49th Annual Columbus Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Italian Civic League, Holiday Inn-Genesee Plaza, Rochester, NY, (October 9, 1989).
Address, “Going Back to the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial,” American Italian Heritage Association’s Ninth Annual Conference, Canastota, NY, (October 29, 1988).
- Address, “They’re With Us for Awhile, Too,” Parents Weekend, Kearney Auditorium, SJFC, Rochester, NY, (October 22, 1988).
- Lecture, “Film as Literature,” College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, (September 21, 1988).
- Lecture, “The Global Future: Quest for a New Vision,” Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY, (March 7-8, 1987).
Presentation, “There is a River,” Benefit Concert performed by members of the Eastman School of Music faculty for humanitarian aid for the people of Central America, Rochester, NY, (December 1, 1985).
- Lecture, “Creative Problem Solving,” College of Graphic Arts and Photography,” Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, (October 24, 1985).
- Two lectures, “The Threat of Nuclear War and American Public Opinion,” and “Determining the Content and the Process of Documentary Writing.” The Presbyterian School, Graduate Center for Theological Education, Richmond, Virginia, (October 14-15, 1985).
- Lecture, “The Future of the Democratic Party,” 21st Legislative District, Rochester, NY, (October 9, 1984).
- Lecture, “Rochester’s Future,” Torch Club of Rochester, Rochester, NY, (September 18, 1984).
- Address, “Change in Rochester in the Time Ahead,” to Monroe County political, civic, and business leaders, Xerox Auditorium, Rochester, NY, (September 16, 1981).
- Lecture Series, coordinated by Urbanarium, Inc., for key community leaders, including presidents
from the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Institute of Technology, and representatives from the Xerox Foundation, Rochester, NY, (June 1981).
- “Background on the Elected Mayor Issue,” delivered before City Council, Rochester, NY, (April 14, 1981).
- Address, “The South African Heart,” Conference on Race aand Racism, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, (April 1981).
- Presentation, public hearing of the Charter Reform Commission, City Hall, “The 1972/1973 Attempts to Change the Governance of Rochester to a Strong/Elected Mayor Form of Government.” Rochester, NY, (February 1981).
- Address, “The Relationship Between South Africa and the United States,” National Assembly of Laity and Clergy Concerned, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY, (July 27, 1980).
- Lecture, “Public Opinion and Democracy,” Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozier
Theological Seminary, Rochester, NY, (September 15, 1979).
- Address, “The Beam in Our Own,” Symposium of the university and community leaders, Pan African Cultural Exhibition, Marine Midland Bank Auditorium, Buffalo, NY, (August 28, 1978).
- Presentation, “South African and American Parallels: The Treatment of the Native Populations, “Third World Conference, Governors College, Forest Park, Illinois, (March 14-18, 1978).
- Address, “The Afrikaner Psyche–And What Americans Might Do,” Peace and Justice Commission, Diocese of Rochester, Rochester, NY, (January 9, 1978).
- Presentation, “The Afrikaner Utopia: Looking Backward from the Year 1997,” Third World Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha, (October 25-27, 1977).
- Address, “Who Speaks for the Children?” United Nations Conference, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, (March 7, 1977).
- Lecture, “The United Nations and the Middle East,” American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, (September 14, 1976).
- Presentation, “Political Theory and International Relations,” American Political Science Association
Seminar, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (August 1976).
- Address, “A Perspective on Human Rights,” International Human Rights Day, Rochester Museum and Science Center Auditorium, Rochester, NY, (December 10, 1975).
- Address, “The Politics of Memory and Hope,” University conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, (October 9, 1975).
- Address, “Apathy and Politics,” Conference for high school students, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, (April 10, 1975).
- Presentation, “Walter Lippmann–Philosopher-Journalist,” Speech Communications Department, SUNY at Brockport, Brockport, NY, (March 30, 1975).
- Presentation, “Campaign Politics,” Annual meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Albany, NY, (March 5, 1975).