Lunch and Learn Schedule

Spring 2013

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March 5

Dabney Hailey

Director of Academic Studies, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

"The Rose and the Future Course of University Art Museums"

March 6

Fred Lawrence

President, Brandeis University

“The Challenges of Higher Education in the 21st Century” 

March 7

John D. Spooner

Investment Advisor and Writer of Fiction and Non-fiction

"No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Letters to My Grandchildren"
March 12

Susan Kushner Resnick


“How a Holocaust Survivor Changed My Life” 
March 13

Adam Pachter

Author of Final Fenway Fiction”

“Red Sox Fiction”
March 14

Jim Wessler

President and CEO
Alzheimer’s Association

“What is Alzheimer's? What Is Normal Aging? What Can We Do About It?”
March 19

Charles Towers

Artistic Director
Merrimack Repertory Theater

“Why Theater Matters”
March 20

Janet H. Spitz

Executive Director, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library

“The World Revealed through Maps: the Making of the Leventhal Map Center”

March 21

David Miller, MD

Former Chief of Ophthalmology Beth Israel Hospital

“Biomimetics; How We Transfer Nature’s Technology to Human Care”
Arpil 2

Anita P. Hoffer, PhD., EdD.

“Sexuality, Aging, and Women” 
April 3

Edmund Barry Gaither

Executive Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

“Black Artists Before 2000”
April 4

Allan A. Ryan

Director of Intellectual Property, Harvard Business School

“Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability”
April 9

Judith Tsipis, Ph.D.

Director, Genetic Counseling Program at Brandeis University

Genetic Testing and Counseling: Past, Present and Future”
April 10

John Bonifaz

Co-Founder & Executive Director,
Free Speech for People

“We the People or We the Corporations?”
April 11

Rosalie Snyder

Director WBZ Call For Action

"Fascinating Consumer Issues Over the Years"

April 16

Jonathan B. Imber

Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

“Trusting Doctors”

April 17

Rabbi Jeffrey Summit

Jewish Chaplain and Research Professor, Department of Music and the Judaic Studies Program at Tufts University

"Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music, and Interfaith Harmony in Uganda"
April 18

James Bensinger

Professor of Physics, Brandeis University

"From Quarks to the Higgs Boson... and All That"

April 23

Daniel Horowitz

Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of American Studies Emeritus, Smith College

“How American and European Writers Learned to See Consumer Culture as Pleasure, Not Danger”
April 24

Patrick G. Binns

Consul General of Canada to New England

"Canada and the USA: Friends/Partners/Allies"

April 25

Marylène Altieri

Curator of Books and Printed Materials, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

 “A Man, Four Women, and Julia Child”
April 30

Marietta Cambareri

Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica Art of Europe, Museum  of Fine Arts, Boston

Judaica at the Museum of Fine Arts: Charting a New Course”
May 1

Samuel Moyn

Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, and Professor of History, Columbia University

"Where Did Human Rights Come From?"

May 2

Jeremy Eichler

Boston Globe Music Critic

“On the Perils, Pleasures (and Purposes) of Music Criticism"
May 7

Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Director, Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University

"Teachers as Learners"

May 8

Julian Seifter, MD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Author

“The Doctor/Patient Relationship”
May 9

Natalie Dykstra

Fellow of the Massachusetts  Historical Society and Associate Professor of English, Hope College, MI, and Author

“Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life”
May 14

Singers from Boston Midsummer Opera will present “Plays to Opera: Musical Theater from Handel to Puccini", including excerpts from their upcoming production of Merry Wives of Windsor.

May 15

Scene-iors will present "Rashomon," a play written by Fay & Michael Kanin and based on a 12th century Japanese tale, familiar to American audiences as the 1950 movie of that name, directed by Akira Kurosawa.

May 16

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