Great Cities of Europe

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Roman Forum; photo by Ken Sandoval

 

GREAT CITIES of EUROPE

Friday evenings at 7:00PM

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

$30 per lecture

 

(FRI, JUN 16) AN EVENING IN PARIS

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Enjoy the history, art, culture, and ambiance of this most beautiful of world capitals. Stroll the Left Bank, marvel at medieval Notre Dame, climb the steps of Montmartre, view beloved architectural and historical treasures, and go home with some great travel tips! TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUN 23) AN EVENING IN BRUSSELS

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

At the center of this most international of all cities is one of the most exquisite of all Medieval squares, the Grand Place. Walk just one block into the ancient market maze and eat moules frittes with Stella d’Artois (the beer not the lady)! TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUN 30) AN EVENING IN AMSTERDAM

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Canals. Boats. Water everywhere. This is a port city with sailors and travelers wandering among tiny multi-storied houses with tiny stairs. Rembrandt’s house is just the way he left it. We will go there together! TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUL 7) AN EVENING IN COLOGNE

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Cologne is over 2000 years old — it was a Celtic settlement, a Roman city, a Carolingian capital, a Medieval metropolis, a Reformation hotbed, and a flattened desert in World War II. Now it is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUL 14) AN EVENING IN VIENNA  

Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D.

Vienna, the “City of Dreams,” has suffered war, revolutionary violence, Fascism, and Russian occupation, but is now judged one of the most liveable cities in the world. Rather than focus on the tourist attractions, we are going to talk about the history of the city and how it got its “look”, so to speak: The Ringstrasse, the coffee house, the opera house, and more. TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUL 21) AN EVENING IN MADRID 

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Madrid starts at the Puerta del Sol, the great plaza in the center of the city. Walk west and you come to the largest royal palace in all of Europe. Walk east and you visit one of the greatest art collections in the world: the Prado. TICKETS

 

(FRI, JUL 28) AN EVENING IN BARCELONA

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

The city on the sea with a great port and hundreds of ships every day from all over the world — and shining in the center, the magnificent work of Antonio Guadi, La Sagrada Familia. Come spend an evening in Barcelona! TICKETS

 

(FRI, AUG 4) AN EVENING IN MILAN

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Milan is Italy at work: computers, cars, clothes, leather, everything! But it is also the home of the largest cathedral of all of Italy: you can walk among the 700-year-old spires at the top and look all across Lombardy from its roof. Come spend an evening in Milano!  TICKETS

 

(FRI, AUG 11) AN EVENING IN FLORENCE

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

You are invited to spend an evening in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Florence ~ La Bella Firenze, the jewel of the Renaissance, the world of the Medici, and Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli. Everything is just as they left it 500 years ago. TICKETS

 

(FRI, AUG 18) AN EVENING IN ROME  

Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.

Maybe this is the greatest city of all time–certainly, it is one of the most wonderful to visit: the Vatican, the Forum, the banks of the Tiber with fisherman and little riverside taverns, the Coloseum, Palatine, and much more. Come spend an evening in the Eternal City! TICKETS

 

(FRI, AUG 25) AN EVENING IN ISTANBUL  

Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar.

Istanbul possesses 1500 years of a rich, mystical past. We will examine the history, culture, art, and architecture of this ancient city that straddles Europe and Asia. Come take a visual tour of the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazar and the lovely Bosphoros straits. TICKETS

 

TICKETS: 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM
OR click TICKETS links above to register on line.

 

Presenters

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, and Stanford University. 

Van A. Harvey is Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Stanford University. Born in Hankow, China, he received a PhD. from Yale University in post-Enlightenment religious thought. Dr. Harvey has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, and distinguished teaching awards from both the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University. An expert on fin de siècle Vienna, Dr. Harvey has taught classes at the University of Vienna.  

Naeem Zafar is a Dean’s Teaching Fellow and a member of the faculty at the University of California Berkeley, and Professor of the Practice at Brown University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance at Brown and Berkeley. Naeem is the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, and has authored five books on entrepreneurship. www.NaeemZafar.com

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