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2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

Robert Sapolsky

Neurologist, Biologist, Acclaimed Author

Topic: Biology of Good and Evil

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Robert Sapolsky is a professor at Stanford University and author of A Primate’s Memoir (2002), and Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (2017).

Reserve free tickets for this lecture online, or contact the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062. 


Deborah Bial

President and Founder of The Posse Foundation

Topic: Diversity and Higher Education: Its Complicated Context

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM 

Joining Deborah Bial on stage will be Dr. Shirley Collado, President of Ithaca College and a former Posse Scholar, and Dr. Scott Cowen, President Emeritus of Tulane University. 

Reserve free tickets for this lecture online, or contact the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062. 

For more information about Deborah Bial and The Posse Foundation, click here to view a resource guide prepared by Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. 


Jill Lepore

Historian and New Yorker Writer

Topic: Life As Argument 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Presented as the 2018 F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture

Professor of American History at Harvard University, Lepore is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of several prize-winning books, including The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014).

Reserve free tickets for this lecture online, or contact the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062. 


Marlon James

Prize-Winning Author, Public Commentator

Topic: What Fiction Can Teach Us That History Does Not

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM

The first Jamaican author to take home a Man Booker Prize (2015) for A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James is a remarkable storyteller and a professor at Macalester College.

Reserve free tickets for this lecture online, or contact the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062. 

‌‌Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at night

Tickets for the Think Forum lecture series are free. Seating is general admission. Reservations may be made online or by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062.