Lunch and Learn Schedule

Spring 2014

All Lunch and Learn presentations take place from 12:30-1:30pm at 60 Turner Street.

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March 4

Thomas Doherty, Ph.D.

Professor of Film Studies,
Brandeis University; and Author

"Hollywood and Hitler”

March 5

Neena Pathak

Associate Editor, The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University

“The End of the Evening News: How Multimedia Journalism is Changing the Ways We Stay Current”

March 6

Peter Koutoujian

Middlesex County Sheriff;  and former member of the House of Representatives

“The Role of the Sheriff’s Office and Corrections Today”

March 11

Tom Fitzgibbon

Former member of Guidance and Control System for Apollo spacecraft

“Anecdotes from the Space Race: Little Known Tales from the Apollo Project Years”

March 12

Aubrey Milunsky, M.D., D.Sc., F.A.C.M.G.

Founder and Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics, Inc.

 “Genetics, Ethics, and the Law”

March 13

Alan Banks

Supervisory Park Ranger at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

“Olmstead Park: The Emerald Necklace and the Massachusetts Legacy”

March 18

Jon Garelick

Former Jazz critic for the Phoenix

“Covering the Arts”

March 19

Phillip Martin

Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH-FM

"From Antebellum Slavery to Human Trafficking: A Peculiar Institution" 

March 20

Consul General Mr. Rolf Schütte

German Consul General for the New England States

“German-Jewish Relations Today”

March 25

Rev. David Killian

Former Rector of All Saints Parish in Brookline; former President of the Brookline Clergy Association

“An Interfaith Pilgrimage to Israel"

March 26

Christopher Bedford

Director, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

“Turning the Rose Inside Out”

March 27

Shannon Erwin

State Policy Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

"With Immigration Reform Long Overdue, What Role for Cities and States?"

April 1

Judge Phillip Weiner

International War Crimes Judge at Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Judging International War Crimes”

April 2

David Kalis

Authorof  Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser" 

"A True Story of Risk, Corruption, and Self Discovery Amid the Collapse of the Soviet Union"

April 3

Freddy Frankel, poet; and
Neville D. Frankel,

“Africa in Their Blood:
Father and Son Read Poetry and Prose of Apartheid”

April 8

Victoria Reed

Sadler Curator for Provenance at the MFA

“Tales from an Art Detective: The Eventful Lives of Art Objects”

April 9

John Carroll

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

"Sneak Adtack: The Hidden War on American Consumers"

April 10

Marsha Bemko

WGBH Executive; Producer of Antiques Roadshow

“Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes”

April 22

Kenneth Gloss

Proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing

“Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?”

Bring your old/rare books and documents for free appraisal following the talk.

April 23

David Caruso

Financial Editor, WBZ Radio

“The Crisis of Crises”

April 24

Tina Sutton

Fashion, features and arts writer for The Boston Globe and author

“The Making of Markova: Diaghilev's Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon”

April 29

David Angus

Music Director and Conductor, Boston Lyric Opera Company

“The Opera Conductor”

April 30

Christopher Klein

Author and freelance writer of history and travel

“Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero”

May 1

Stephanie Guerra & Sharon Hung

Harvard Graduate Students from Science in the News

“The Life of a Genetically Modified Organism: From the Laboratory to Your Dinner Table”

May 6

Hiawatha Bray

Technology Reporter, The Boston Globe

May 7

Barbara Brilliant

Award winning TV Host, Producer, Journalist, and Songwriter

“The Making of Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”

May 8

Jim Petosa

Artistic Director, New Repertory Theatre

“New Repertory Theatre:  Building a Community of Artists and Audiences”

May 13

Barbara Cassidy Band:
with vocalist Barbara Cassidy and multi-instrumentalist Eric Chasalow, the Irving G. Fine Professor of Music at Brandeis

“Folk Music and More”

May 14

Scene-iors will present a play


May 15

Reserved for Entertainment