Fall Lectures 2018

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2018 Fall Lecture Series

Presented by various resident and visiting lecturers 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

General Dwight D. Eisenhower   

Friday evenings (except as noted)

All lectures begin at 7:00 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM for wine and goodies)

$30 per lecture

 

(FRI, OCT 19) MOZART ~ MYTHS AND TRUTHS

Presented by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D.

It has been 227 years since one of humanity’s greatest geniuses was buried in an unmarked grave. Since then, few figures in history have been so surrounded by myths. We will look at the truths that generated the myths—against a soundtrack of surpassing masterpieces. TICKETS

 

(FRI, OCT 26) ABIGAIL AND JOHN ADAMS ~
PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE

Presented by Edith Gelles, Ph.D.

The story of Abigail and John Adams is as much a romance as it is a lively chapter in early American history. This lecture provides the captivating story of their dedication and sacrifice that helped usher in the founding of our country, a time that fascinates us still. TICKETS

 

(SAT, NOV 3) THE NEXT 100 YEARS ~
A GEOPOLITICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD TO BE

Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar

Our world is going through profound change. We will present significant data and a cogent argument based on current trends, demographics, technology, and geo-political tensions that are reshaping our future. What can we expect over the next 100 years? TICKETS

 

(FRI, NOV 9) MACHU PICCHU

Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D.

Built without the use of mortar, metal tools, or the wheel, the 15th century Peruvian city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, is an engineering marvel. But why was it built—and why was it deserted? TICKETS

 

(SAT, NOV 17) WORLD WAR I ~ PEACE WITHOUT VICTORY

Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

The fighting was wound down and peace and international order were restored, but World War I and its aftermath have cast a long shadow over international politics down to the present. TICKETS

(FRI, NOV 30) IKE’S SPIES

Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.

We will contrast Eisenhower’s masterful use of intelligence during the Second World War and the frustrations, setbacks, and ambiguities of the American intelligence enterprise during the 1950s. TICKETS

 

(FRI, DEC 7) EZRA POUND

Presented by William M. Chace, Ph.D.

Ezra Pound was an ardent fascist who wrote much of his finest work while locked in an asylum for 12 years.  So can a mad, bad man also be a great poet? TICKETS

TO REGISTER:

Call 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM

OR register online at shop.westernciv.com

or click TICKETS links above.

 

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