James Conlon Memorial Lecture

The James Conlon Memorial Lecture is named in memory of James Dellcort Conlon ’94, who graduated with honors in religious studies. Following a year as a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan, the Binghamton, New York, native earned a master’s degree in Near Eastern languages and cultures from Indiana University and a postgraduate certificate in the preservation of archaeological sites and historic buildings from Columbia University. Conlon later joined Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology, where he served as director of the Visual Media Center. He participated in projects throughout Africa and the Near East, taught courses on historical preservation, and explored new ways to recover and preserve the relationship between heritage sites and their local communities. He died after a brief illness in July 2009.

Stolen but Not Lost - The Continuing Quest for Nazi-Looted Art

O'Donnell Lecture Poster

Nicholas O'Donnell, J.D. Partner, Sullivan & Worcester

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5 p.m.
Humanities Center Conference Room D
Rush Rhees Library


Nicholas O’Donnell is a lawyer and author with extensive experience concerning disputes over art displaced during the Nazi period. His talk will address the historic background of Nazi art looting and postwar legal response, recent legal disputes, and a discussion of various alternative approaches.

A reception will follow, refreshments will be served.

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Cosponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics and the Center for Jewish Studies.

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