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Distinguished Speakers Series

BOLLI's Virtual Distinguished Speakers Series

There is no need to register for each talk, as all BOLLI members will receive the Zoom links for all of the speakers.





Mickey Edwards

Former Congressman, Oklahoma and Princeton University Professor

The Parties versus the People: How to change Republicans and Democrats into Americans

Friday, March 3rd, 2023, 1:00-2:00pm

Carol Saivetz

Senior Advisor in the MIT Security Studies Program, and a Research Associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

The Ukraine War: a year later and where do we go from here?

Friday, March 17, 2023, 1:00-2:00pm

Jake Auchincloss

Congressman, Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District

The US Congress in 2023: Hopes and Expectations

Friday, March 31st, 1:00-2:00pm

Bill McKibben

Author, Educator, Environmental Activist, and Founder of ‘Third Act’

Meet Bill McKibben: Author, Educator, Environmental Activist, and Founder of ‘Third Act’

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 1:00-2:00pm

Alex Friedfeld

Associate Director of Investigative Research with the ADL’s Center on Extremism

The Rise of Hate and Extremism in Massachusetts

Friday, April 21, 2023,1:00-2:00pm

Deval Patrick

Former Massachusetts Governer

Passing it On: Encouraging Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Friday, May 5, 2023,1:00-2:00pm

Senator Whitehouse

Senator of Rhode Island

The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court

Friday, May 12, 2023,1:00-2:00pm


All speaking engagements in this series take place on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00pm ET, usually – but not always - on Fridays.

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