The Susman Lecture is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran and co-founder of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, William “Bill” Susman (1915-2003.) This series of free lectures has presented in-depth material relating to the Spanish Civil War and other topics every year since 1998. 2016 marked the first year that the Susman Lecture has been presented outside of NYC or the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2021 the Lecture has been held online to allow a global audience. Past Susman lecturers included Mona Hanna-Attisha, Mark Bray, Marjorie Cohn, Helen Graham, Antonio Muñoz Molina, and Baltasar Garzón, who have spoken on topics ranging from human rights and international law to the history of progressive political activism and the International Brigades.
Susman Lecture 2023:
Conversation with Karen Nussbaum
As part of our Susman Lecture Series, we were happy to host a Conversation with Karen Nussbaum and Friend of ALBA Margo Feinberg.
Susman Lecture 2022:
Conversation with Nora Guthrie
As part of our Susman Lecture Series, we were happy to host a Conversation with Nora Guthrie and ALBA Board Member Peter Glazer.
Susman Lecture 2021:
The Art of Ralph Fasanella
As part of our Susman Lecture Series, we were happy to host a talk on and exhibition of the art of Ralph Fasanella with Ralph’s son, Professor of Art and Architecture Dr. Marc Fasanella.