Lunch & Learn Spring 2009






Ross Baldessarini, MD, Director, Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Psychopharmacology Program, and International Consortium for Bipolar Research, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Psychopharmacology: Limitations and Social Implications  


Joyce Kulhawik, Arts and Entertainment Anchor for WBZ-TV, 1981- 2008
Highlights of My Career in Arts and Entertainment Reporting

Stuart Altman, Former Dean of the Heller Graduate School of Social Policy and Management
Health Policy and the New Administration

3/4 Margie Yamamoto, retired Director of Community Program Initiatives at WGBH and Susumu Ito, Professor Emeritus Harvard Medical School, who was in the US Army during WWII.
Freedom Denied: The Japanese American Experience  during World War II


Reverend Walter Cuenin, Coordinator of the Interfaith Chaplaincy, Brandeis
My Interfaith Journey to Istanbul, a City with the Muslim Faith and a Small but Vibrant Jewish Community


Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Consultant
Scrolling through History: A Fifteenth-Century Anonymous French World Chronicle


Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society
There’s Nothing Like Having a Good Repository: The Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society


Laurel Leff , Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Author
Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper
3/24 David Cunningham, Associate Professor of Sociology, Brandeis and Author
Truth, Reconciliation, and the Ku Klux Klan: Confronting Racial Violence in America


Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Future of Medicine: Tailoring Drugs to Your Genetic Makeup

Open Forum


Lisa Lynch , Dean and Professor of Economics, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank
The Economy and the New Administration: The Agenda for the Next Secretary of Labor


Tom Fitzgibbon, Retired Division Leader at the Hybrid Computation Lab at MIT
Dramatic Moments in the Apollo Moon Missions


Kurt Sundstrom, Associate Curator, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH
Building a Collection: New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art


Merle Goldman, Professor Emerita of Modern and Pre-Modern History, Boston University; Research Associate and Executive Committee member of the Fairbanks Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University
China as a Great Power in the 21st Century


Bill Cowin, Retired State Appeals Court Judge
The Court System: A View from a Judge
4/28 Harvey Leonard, Co-Chief Meteorologist, WCVB-TV Channel 5 WeatherCenter
Weather Forecasting: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
4/29 Professor Leonard Saxe, Director, Steinhardt Social Research Institute and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis
Birthright Israel: Applying the Kishkes, Cortex, and Kinesthetics Principle
Njideka Orjiako, soulful pop singer, and friends will entertain and sing music, ranging from classic favorites to modern


The Lexington Symphony Chamber Group


Lunch 11:30-12:00 Gathering Place
Lecture 12:05-1:05 Napoli Room

1:05-1:15 Napoli Room