Spring 2017 Lunchtime Presentations


The Lunch & Learn Committee invites distinguished figures in politics, the arts, journalism, and Brandeis’ own faculty to speak at BOLLI. Additional lunchtime presentations are organized by the Membership Committee and BOLLI Special Interest Groups.

All lunchtime presentations take place from 1:00-2:00pm at 60 Turner Street, Waltham and are open to all BOLLI members.

Click here to download a printable version of the Spring 2017 Lunch Schedule.

The Lunch & Learn Committee invites distinguished figures in politics, the arts, journalism, and Brandeis’ own faculty to speak at BOLLI. Additional lunchtime presentations are organized by the Membership Committee and BOLLI Special Interest Groups.

All lunchtime presentations take place from 1:00-2:00pm at 60 Turner Street, Waltham and are open to all BOLLI members.
 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

March 6

Stephen Whitfield

Max Richter Professor of American Civilization

"Jews Against the Ku Klux Klan" 

March 7

Brian McGrory

Editor of the Boston Globe

"The News Media in the Age of Trump" 

March 8

Broadway Sing-Along with David Maister

Song Leader and Retired Harvard Business School Professor

 

 

March 9

Ron Liebowitz

President of Brandeis University

“Looking Back and Looking Forward: Brandeis University after 68 Years”

March 13

Andrea Segar

First Violinist for the Lydian String Quartet

"Haydn & Brahms: A Pre-concert Talk” 

March 14

Eran Ben-Joseph

Dept Head, Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

“ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking” 

March 15

Jennifer Schmitt

Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital Strategy, deCordova

"deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum: Beginnings and Today" 

March 16

Stephen Kinzer

Sr Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

"The Greatest Foreign Policy Question That Has Ever Been Presented to the American People" 

March 20

Ralph Gants

Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

"Criminal Justice Reform: Lessons Learned From Many Generations of Error" 

March 21

Lunch Together

Period 2 classes are invited to eat lunch together in their classroom at 12:35pm

 

March 22

Kathleen Kingsbury

Managing Editor, Digital, Boston Globe

"The Boston Globe in a Digital World" 

March 23

Ömür Budak

Consul General of Republic of Turkey in Boston

"Refugee Crisis, Humanitarian Assistance and Regional Stability: Turkey at the Cross-Roads" 

March 27

Bill Novak

Humorist and Ghostwriter to the Stars

"Die Laughing: Killer Jokes About Growing Older” 

March 28

Ronne Friedman

Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, Boston

“Hope and Remembrance: A Rabbi Travels to Contemporary Germany."

March 29

Manuel Kaufmann

Jazz composer, arranger, bassist; Prof. Berklee College of Music

"An Arranger's Critical Role in Music Making: A Behind-the-Scenes View" 

March 30 

Jon Chilingerian

Associate Professor of Human Services Management, Brandeis

“Seeking Peace in America’s War-torn Cities: The Career of Rev. Jeffrey Brown” 

Sponsored by the Social Change Working Group

April 3

Dan Breen

Brandeis Lecturer in Legal Studies

"Mao’s 'Improvement' of the Chinese Economy: The Murderous Consequence" 

April 4

Joe Keefe

Archives Specialist, Fed National Archives and Records Admin

“A National Treasure: The Federal Archives and How to Search For Your Ancestors” 

April 5

Neil Swidey

Prize-winning author and Globe Magazine staff writer

"The Art of (True) Storytelling"  

April 6

Lunch Together

Period 2 classes are invited to eat lunch together in their classroom at 12:35pm

 

April 10-14
No Class April 10-14 - Spring Break

No class


Patriots Day

 

April 18

Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers

Sr Scientist, Women's Studies Research Ctr, Brandeis, and Prof of Journalism, BU

"Reimagining Tomorrow in the Age of Longevity" 

April 19

Lunch Together

Period 2 classes are invited to eat lunch together in their classroom at 12:35pm

 

April 20

Robert Cordy

Retired Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice

"The Relationship between an Independent Judiciary and a Free Press: Lessons from Home and Abroad" 

April 24

Harry Katz

Former Curator, Library of Congress

"Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist" 

April 25

Lisa New

Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

“Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden: A Reading and Conversation” 

Sponsored by the BOLLI Poetry Circle

April 26

Frank Rigg

Former Curator and Director of Museum Operations, JFK Presidential Library

"Presidential Libraries: Where did they come from and where are they going?" 

April 27

Miriam Weinstein

Award-Winning Author

"All Set for Black: A New Look at Mourning" 

May 1

Lunch Together

Period 2 classes are invited to eat lunch together in their classroom at 12:35pm

 

May 2

David Boeri

Award-Winning Journalist and Investigative Reporter, WBUR

“The Changing Face of Crime” 

May 3

Joe Sullivan

Sports Editor, Boston Globe

“A Look at the Current Boston Sports Scene” 

May 4

Jennifer Childs-Roshak

President and CEO, Planned Parenthood, MA

"Family Planning and Reproductive and Sexual Health Under a Republican Administration"

May 8

Becky Lebowitz Hanger

Photo Editor, New York Times

"Behind the Photos: How The New York Times shoots the Olympics” 

May 9

World Café Part I:

John Carroll

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, BU

"The Credibility of the Media: When Fake News Becomes Real"

 
May 10

Just For Fun: An A capella Ensemble

Award-Winning Singing Group

"An A capella Concert - Barbershop Style" 

May 11

Shulamit Reinharz

Director, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis

"Inquiry and Free Expression on the Contemporary College Campus" 

May 15

New England Conservatory Student Group

Live Performance 

May 16

World Café Part II: The Crisis of Media Credibility

May 17

A Trivia Challenge

Hosted by Trivia Master Sue Wurster 

 

May 18

BOLLI Scene-iors Drama Troupe

Live Performance