Speeches

INTERNATIONAL and NATIONWIDE TV and RADIO APPEARANCES:
TV:
Lou Dobbs Tonight Jan. 12, 2005

CNN Sept. 30, 2004

C-span April 10, 2005 (rebroadcast repeatedly)

RADIO:

Listen to my appearance on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC  June 20, 2012:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/jun/20/ethical-chic/

National Public Radio: a number of shows, including “Tech Nation” (on NPR/Berlin and nationwide, and on Sirius XM);  the Leonard Lopate show  and the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC/New York; “Live from Prairie Lights” on WSUI/Iowa City, Iowa; “Forum” on KQED/ San Francisco; “Uprising” with Sonali Kolhatkar on KPFK / Los Angeles; “Conversations with Joy Cardin” on Wisconsin Public Radio; “The Conversation” with David Hyde on KUOW/Seattle; Open Line” on WOSU/Ohio; “The Exchange” with Brady Carlson on NHPR/ New Hampshire; “Houston Matters” on KUHF with Craig Cohen; and more.

Insight Radio on ABC with Dr, Patrick McCarty (numerous broadcasts)

Bloomberg Radio (numerous interviews)

The Michael Dresser show

“American Scene”with Steve Crowley

“TechnoGranny” with Joanne Quinn Smith, based in Pittsburgh

“The Right Balance” with Greg Allen

The AM Show on Cable Radio Networks

“Mrs. Cardiology” with Sunita Pandit

The Scott Farrell Show in Tampa Bay

KPOJ Mornings with Carl and Christine in Portland, Oregon

Bob Brinker’s “Money Talk”

SPEECHES:
I have spoken at universities and libraries, book festivals and government agencies, community groups and trade conferences,  in the U.S. and abroad, from Korea to California, from New Hampshire to Florida (and points in-between), on topics including:

—“The Rising Power of the Religious Right,” Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2005

—”Why the Bankruptcy Laws Don’t Save Pensions,” United States Treasury, Treasury Executive Institute, Washington DC, Oct. 28, 2008, and U.S. Pensions Summit, Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 7, 2008

–“What Do Corporations Owe Society?” University of Rochester (Meliora Weekend), Rochester, NY, Oct. 17, 2014

—“From Morphine to Morning-After Pills: How Women’s Health Has Helped Shape the FDA,” York College, New York City, March 22, 2005; St. John’s University, New York City, Nov. 10, 2005; and the National Council of Jewish Women, New York City, March 27, 2007

–“The Art and Craft of Nonfiction,” WriterHouse, Charlottesville, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2010

–“Socially Responsible Leadership Succession: How To Follow in the Footsteps of a Strong, Charismatic, and Ethical Company Founder,” Treasury Executive Institute, July 18, 2012

–“Understanding the Pension Crisis: A Labor Perspective,” Cornell University/New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, May 7, 2009

–“Public Relations on Trial,” Public Relations Society of America, New York City, Sept. 8, 2014

—“The Changing Political Pressures Facing the FDA,” Consumer Healthcare Products Association annual meeting, Morristown, N.J., Oct. 6, 2005

—“Just Like Toothpaste: The Debate over Drug Ads,” DTC Perspectives fall meeting, Princeton, N.J., Oct 15, 2003

—”Who Wins and Who Loses When Pension Promises Are Broken?”  The U.S. Society of Actuaries, annual meeting, Orlando FL, October 22, 2008

—“What Does the FDA Expect (and why does it keep changing)?” EduNeering’s Life Sciences Knowledge Exchange, San Diego, Calif., March 15, 2007

—“Should the FDA Play God?” Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2005

–“Conflicts of Interest in Covering Health Care,” Association of Health Care Journalists, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2007

+++I was one of the selected speakers at the FDA’s Centennial Celebration in New York City, April 6, 2006 +++

+++I have been featured at the Brooklyn Book Festival, the New York Literary “Crawl,” and the U.S. TreasuryExecutive Institute

BOOK READINGS
I have spoken and read at bookstores from California to New York, including: Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa; Stacey’s Bookstore, San Francisco; Barnes & Noble, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; Barnes & Noble, Bridgewater, N.J.; Barnes & Noble, Park Slope, N.Y.; Book Passage, Marin County, Calif.; the New York Public Library/ Science, Industry, and Business Library, New York, N.Y.; the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

FRAN IN THE NEWS:
Repeatedly interviewed, and my books mentioned, in such publications as The New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report,  CNN-Money.com, and Investors Business Daily.

My book Pension Dumping was cited in Congressional testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, subcommittee on commercial and administrative law, June 5, 2008, by Karen Friedman of the Pension Rights Center

Some links to articles and reviews about my  books,

The Washington Post “Political Bookworm”  http://voices.washingtonpost.com/political-bookworm/2010/03/fran_hawthorne_is_the_author.html

US News & World Report http://www.usnews.com/articles/opinion/2010/04/22/the-contradictions-of-thinking-and-living-ethically.html

Lilith magazine   http://www.lilith.org/

WNYC blog “It’s a Free Country” http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/its-free-blog/2012/jun/19/opinion-whats-so-wrong-corporate-gay-washing/

AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/155934/how_to_tell_if_your_favorite_companies_are_truly_progressive_or_secretly_selling_out

Kirkus Review http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/fran-hawthorne/ethical-chic/

Library Journal (starred review)     http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/books/nonfic/soc-sci/social-sciences-reviews-5/

Booklist http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=3909906

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