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Marc H. Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, will deliver the 11th annual John T. Dunlop Lecture in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 4.
The lecture, co-sponsored by the National Housing Endowment and the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, has transformed and led the nearly 100-year-old civil rights organization since 2003. He has spearheaded such programs as the Urban League’s Urban Youth Empowerment Program — which assists young adults in securing sustainable jobs — as well as programs that promote housing, small business growth, workforce development, education and health.
The lecture series honors John T. Dunlop, Lamont University professor emeritus of Harvard University from 1985 to 2003 and advisor to U.S. presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also was the secretary of labor during the Gerald R. Ford Administration. In 1986, Dunlop was named to the NAHB Housing Hall of Fame. He also was a founding trustee of the endowment.
The lecture series, begun in 1999, has featured such renowned housing officials and building industry leaders as Shaun Donovan, current HUD secretary; Jack Kemp, former HUD secretary during the George H.W. Bush Administration; Henry Cisneros, former HUD secretary during the Clinton Administration; Lewis S. Ranieri, founder of Hyperion private equity funds and CEO and president of the private investment firm, Ranieri & Co., Inc.; Herbert V. Kohler, founder, president and chairman of the Kohler Company; and F. Barton Harvey, chairman and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, which has worked with more than 1,200 community-based nonprofit organizations to provide decent, affordable housing and a path out of poverty for low-income families.
The Dunlop Lecture is open to the public.
For more information and to register for the lecture, e-mail Kerry Donahue, of the Joint Center for Housing Studies.