2018 Fall Lecture Series
Presented by various resident and visiting lecturers
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. SOLD OUT
(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. SOLD OUTS
(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? SOLD OUT
(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? SOLD OUT
(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. SOLD OUT
(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
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