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Lunchtime Programs

Including BOLLI's Virtual Distinguished Speakers Series

The Distinguished Speakers Series Committee invites distinguished figures in politics, the arts, journalism, and Brandeis’ own faculty to speak at BOLLI. Additional lunchtime presentations are organized by the BOLLI Member Liaisons and BOLLI Special Interest Groups.

All virtual lunchtime presentations take place from 1:00-2:00pm EST via Zoom and are open to all BOLLI members.
There is no need to RSVP. A link will be sent out to members the morning of the talk.


Date Speaker Title
Friday, March 4th, 2022 Neil Swidey, Director of the Journalism Program, Brandeis University “What We Don’t Know about Prescription Drug Prices”
Friday, March 11th, 2022 Aaron David Miller, Author and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "Gulliver’s TroublesBiden's Foreign Policy"
Friday, March 18th, 2022 Professor Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School “Debating Immigration Policy: the Case for Low and Slow”
Friday, March 25th, 2022 Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director Opioid Policy Research, Brandeis University’s Heller School "Responding to the Prescription Opioid Crisis: An Epidemic of Addiction"
Friday, April 1st, 2022 James Roosevelt, Co-Chair DNC Rules Committee "What’s at Stake in the 2022 Midterm Elections?"
Friday, April 8th, 2022 Stephen J. Whitfield, Max Richter Professor of American Civilization Emeritus, Brandeis University "Jewish Lawyers Versus Jim Crow"
Friday, April 15th, 2022 Alex Green, Project on Disability at Harvard Law School and Sean Garballey, MA State Representative “The Human Rights Legacy of Disability Institutions in Massachusetts”
Friday, April 22nd, 2022 Spring Break Week April 18-22   No Classes or Lunchtime Speaker
Friday, April 29th, 2022 Professor Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School “Humane: How the U.S. Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”
Friday, May 6th, 2022 Kate Clifford Larson, Award-winning Historian and Author “From Slavery to the $20 Bill: the Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman”
Friday, May 13th, 2022 Stephen Kinzer, Author and Former New York Times Correspondent Afghanistan to Ukraine: What is America’s Role in the World?

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