Lunch and Learn Schedule

Fall 2014

All Lunch and Learn presentations take place from 12:30-1:30pm at 60 Turner Street and are open to all BOLLI members.

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September 9

The Rev. Walter Cuenin

Catholic Chaplain and Coordinator of the Interfaith Chaplaincy at Brandeis

"Pope Francis and His Relationship with Jews World-Wide”

September 10

John Carroll

Professor of Mass Communication, Boston University; and Media Analyst for NPR's Here and Now

“Money in Politics”

September 11

Doug Most

Deputy Managing Editor for special section/new initiatives at The Boston Globe

“Boston vs. New York: The Race to Build America's First Subway”

September 16

Dr. Suzanne B. Hanser

Chair,Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music

“Music Therapy: Finding Inner Harmony”

September 17

Baxter Holmes

Sports writer for The Boston Globe

 “Sports Journalism in the Digital Age”

September 18

Brendan Shea

American Repertory Theatre Coordinator of Education and Community Programs

“Forging Connections Through Live Theater”

September 30

Burton Jaffee

Consultant: Building Energy Solutions Together, Organizer of Seniors Against Climate Change

“The US Government's Response to Climate Change”

October 1

Dale Stanten

Author of memoir "The Hooker's Daughter"

"Rising Above Circumstances" 

October 2

Susanne Simpson

Senior Producer at WGBH

“Finding a Masterpiece: How WGBH Chooses Downton Abbey and Other Programs”

October 7

Natty Hoffman

Grandchild of two Holocaust survivors from Czechoslovakia

“Breaking the Silence: My Conversations with Children of the Nazis"

October 8

Susan Wornick

WCVB-TV investigative reporter, news anchor, and consumer advocate

“Up Close and Personal with Susan Wornick”

October 9

Jared Bowen

89.7 WGBH's Executive Arts Editor and Host for Arts Open Studio Greater Boston

"Boston's Art Renaissance"

October 14

Sheldon Stern

Former Historian, John F. Kennedy Library and Author

“The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality”

October 15

Kenneth Feinberg

Mediation Lawyer and Administrator of One Fund Boston 

"Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges"

October 16

Stuart Altman

The Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy in  Brandeis’ Heller School

Medicare: Safe for now, but what about for your children?

October 21

Don Katz

Associate Professor of Psychology, Brandeis University

“What Makes Us Like the Foods That We Like?”

October 22

Sheila Bialek

Ceo of the Sheila Hoffman Bialek Foundation

"Freedom From Tyranny: Lillian Hoffman's Struggles and Triumphs to Save Soviet Jewry"

October 23

Margot Stern Strom

Founder, Executive Director and President of Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation

“Choosing to Participate”

October 28

Hina Hirayama

Associate Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, the Boston Athenaeum

“With Eclat: The Boston Athenæum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts”

October 29

Breandán Ó Caollaí

The Consul General of Ireland

“Lessons from the Peace Process in Northern Ireland”

October 30

Melissa Mohr

Author of "Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing"

“Swearing- The Beautiful History of Ugly Words”

November 4

Gerald Peary

Film Critic and Professor of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University

"For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism"


November 5

Brent Dibner

Dibner Maritime Associates LLC

"Illegal Immigration to Palestine 1936 - 1948"

November 6

Cynthia Cohen

Director, Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life

“Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis and Beyond”

November 11

Judy Foreman

Nationally syndicated medical journalist and author

"A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

November 12

Detlev Suderow

Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis University International Business School

“Demographics is Destiny”

November 13

Ryan LaRochelle

Lecturer in Politics, Brandeis University 

“The Midterm Elections: What Happened and Why?”

November 18

Play "Suppressed Desires" by Susan Glaspell, preceded by Sophie Freud reviewing "Psychoanalysis in the early 1900s"

This event will take place from 12:30-1:30pm.


November 19

The Lincoln Traditional Jazz Jammers

Lead by Manson Solomon, pianist



November 20

Ben Sears and Brad Connors

“Over There! Songs of World War I”