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Sept. 11

Anita Hill

Senior Advisor to the Provost & Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Heller School, Brandeis University

“Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home”

Sept. 12

Florence Graves

Founding Director of Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

"Investigating Social Justice and Human Rights Abuses of Power"

Sept. 13

Katherine Ann Power

23-year fugitive

“From Guerrilla to Grandmother: What my Generation Has to Teach about Rage and Peace”

Oct. 2

Jane Kamensky

Harry S. Truman Professor of American Civilization, Brandeis University

“The Exchange Artist's Wife or, The Male Marriage Plot"

Oct. 3

Denise Telio

Member, Historical Society of Jews from Egypt

“The Jews of Egypt and their Second Exodus”

Oct. 4

Lisa Fagin Davis

Scholar and Manuscript Consultant

“A Renaissance Manuscript's Journey from 14th-century Venice to 21st-century Boston: Flagellants, Thieves, a War Refugee and a Very Unscrupulous Book Dealer”

Oct. 9

Steven Rivo

Emmy award winning documentary film and television producer

"The Art of Documentaries: A Screening and Talk with Steve Rivo"

Oct. 10

Maurice (Mo) Freedman

Civil Engineer and Planner/Developer

“The Future for Alternative Energy”

Oct. 11

Angha Sirpurkar-Childress

Executive Director

Barakat, Inc.

“Challenges in Educating Girls and Women in South and Central Asia”

Oct. 16

Stuart Altman

Economist and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University

“The U.S. Healthcare System: Where do We Go from Here?”

Oct. 17

Art Singer

President of Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and Author

“Boston's Unique Role in the History of Movies”

Oct. 18

Yvonne Abraham

Globe Metro Columnist

"Where Did I Get That Idea?:  How Stories Become Metro Columns, and What Happens Afterwards"

Oct. 23

Suzanne Eva Salamon, MD

Associate Chief for Clinical Programs, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

"Being Older and Wiser: A Geriatrician Discusses Common Health Concerns for People 65 +"

Oct. 24

Barrie Sanford Greiff, M.D.


“A Life Worth Living”

Oct. 25

Mitchell Zuckoff

Professor of Journalism, Boston University; and Author

“Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II.”

Oct. 30

Open Forum

Oct. 31

Joe Sullivan

Assistant Managing Editor and Sports Editor, the Boston Globe

"Boston Sports and the Newspaper Business"

Nov. 1

John Cerone

Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Law & Policy, New England Law, Boston

"International Law and the Regulation of Expression in the Internet Age"

Nov. 6

Candy O’Terry

Creator and co-host of WMIX, Magic 106.7/Boston’s Exceptional Women

“Real Stories ….Real Inspiration”

Nov. 7

Brandeis Professors Jill Greenlee, Dan Kryder & Mingus Mapps,

"A Roundtable Discussion of the Election Results and Their Perceived Impact"

Nov. 8

Rabbi Moshe Waldoks

Spiritual leader, Temple Beth Zion in Brookline

“Beyond Laughter Through Tears: The Power of Jewish Humor”

Nov. 13

Debra Spark

Professor, English Dept., Colby College and Author

"Fact Into Fiction: The Intersection of the Imaginary and the Real"

Nov. 14

Ilias Fotopoulos

Consul General of Greece to Boston

“Europe in Crisis”

Nov. 15

Musya Glants

Art Historian

“First Generation of Jewish Artists in Russia – 1870’s to W.W.I.”

Nov. 27

Frances Malino

Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Wellesley College

“Teaching Freedom: Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands 1889-1939”

Nov. 28

Justin Locke

Author, Speaker, Musician, Iconoclast

“The Power of Trust: An Inside Look at Playing in a Major Orchestra”

Nov. 29

Larry Tye

Journalist and Author

"Did you know that Superman, America's Longest Living Hero, is Jewish?"

Dec. 4

Jeremiah Kissel


"From Page to Stage; the Torah and Shakespeare"

Dec. 5

Scene-iors Performance

THE SPOT by Stephen Dietz; BED & BREAKFAST by Richard Dresser; and LUNCH WITH GINGER by Marsha Norman

Dec. 6

Performance by Students of the Berklee College of Music American Roots Programwith introduction by Lawrence Bethune

Berklee College of Music

Vice President

“Scottish Roots of American Bluegrass"