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Conversations at Judson Park

Conversations at Judson Park

This lecture series is a unique monthly luncheon program at Judson Park open to the public. A variety of academic and contemporary issues are discussed. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, these forums provide participants with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and ask questions of topic experts. Complimentary parking. 

Thursday, April 13 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Michael Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Design and Innovation, CWRU


How did Cleveland grow entrepreneurship through support from government, donors and the private sector? How did this become a global model and why?


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Thursday, May 18 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Don Rosenberg, President of the Music Critics Association of North America and Editor of EMAg, the Magazine of Early Music America


The Musical has roots in European Opera and Operettas, but became a distinctly American art form in the 20th century. Whether frivolous or provoking, musicals have entertained audiences and often touch on universal themes.


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Thursday, June 8 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Brian Amkraut, Executive Director of Lifelong Learning, CWRU


In June 1967, Israelis and Jews around the world were first petrified of imminent destruction followed by euphoria over a tremendous military victory. Half a century later, those six days in 1967 still help shape the geopolitics of the Middle East. This brief analysis unpacks contemporary perspectives on the 6-Day War.


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

Thursday, July 13 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, CWRU


Long before President-elect Trump's victory, Congressional Republicans endorsed radical reforms to the government's role in financing health care: repeal of the Affordable Care Act, block-granting Medicaid, and turning Medicare into a voucher program with all insurance provided by private insurance companies, instead of the government itself being the primary insurer for most beneficiaries. In this session, participants will discuss the achievements of, prospects for, and possible consequences of those changes, as of the date of the discussion.


Judson Park | Lifelong Learning Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >