History

In 1977 the Binghamton University Foundation established the Binghamton University Forum (formerly the Harpur Forum) to promote University and community relations and to encourage private support of the University. Since its inception, the Forum has cultivated a remarkable exchange of resources between the University and the surrounding community while providing important opportunities for discussions and networking. In recent years, these ties with local business, professional and community leaders have become increasingly important.

Throughout the years, the Forum has resulted in a remarkable exchange of resources between the University and the surrounding community — from fostering new University programs aimed at stimulating the local economy to sponsoring arts programs to enrich the region.

Previous Speakers

  • 2013 Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
  • 2012 The Water Coolers
  • 2011 Kevin Maney
  • 2010 General Montgomery C. Meigs
  • 2009 The Three Waiters
  • 2008 The Honorable Bill Bradley
  • 2007 Edward W. Stack
  • 2006 Frank Deford
  • 2005 Anna Deavere Smith
  • 2004 Dr. Ronan Tynan
  • 2003 M. Scott Carpenter
  • 2002 The Capitol Steps
  • 2001 Captain Gerald L. Coffee
  • 2000 Dr. Joseph MacInnis
  • 1999 Linda Wertheimer
  • 1998 Dr. Bernie Siegel
  • 1997 Mark Russell
  • 1996 Peter Schickele, PDQ Bach
  • 1995 George Plimpton
  • 1994 Steve Allen
  • 1993 Jack Anderson
  • 1992 Louis Harris
  • 1991 The Capitol Steps
  • 1990 Dick Cavett
  • 1989 R.E. "Ted" Turner
  • 1988 Hedrick L. Smith
  • 1987 Mark Russell
  • 1986 Madame Jehan Sadat
  • 1985 William D. Ruckelshaus
  • 1984 Henry J. Kissinger
  • 1983 Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
  • 1982 Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • 1981 David Rockefeller
  • 1980 Elliot L. Richardson
  • 1979 Ernest L. Boyer
  • 1978 Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.

EVENTS

April 14, 2015 

"Broken Bonds: What Family Fragmentation
Means for America's Future"
Mitch Pearlstein '70

May 14, 2015

Binghamton University Art Museum
Tour and Reception
Overview and Tour by Diane S. Butler, director,
University Art Museum

June 6, 2015

Black Tie Gala
Entertainment by Seth Rudetsky
Binghamton University

September 30, 2015

"The Malawi Children's Mission and Binghamton University
CCPA Partnership"
Laura Bronstein, dean, CCPA
Lisa Blitz, assistant professor, CCPA
Steven Koffman, founder and board member, MCM

October 27, 2015

"Healthcare: Call to Action"
Lisa Bobby, director of planning at Lourdes Hospital
Robin Kinslow Evans, vice president, Strategic 
Planning at UHS

November 2015

Social Event
Binghamton University Theater and Music
Department Production

December 2015

"Vision for the Future"
Binghamton University Pharmacy School 

Details of Events →

Last Updated: 1/20/14