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2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Season

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture
Professor, Cultural Critic, Author, Filmmaker, Finding Your Roots

Topic: Ancestry

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s talk is presented by the F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture. His speech will also serve as the keynote address for the Baker-Nord Center Cleveland Humanities Festival, featuring immigration as its theme. For more information on Henry Louis Gates Jr., click here to view the resource guide prepared by Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. 

There has been a high level of interest in this free public event and we have reached the capacity of the venue. Because of the overwhelming response to this program, we have arranged live streaming to the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom, where the program may be viewed in its entirety. 

Please click here to reserve tickets for the alternative viewing location at the Tinkham Veale University Center

Guests without tickets may arrive the night of the event to join a standby line at the Maltz Performing Arts Center or go directly to the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom for possible seating. Standby guests will be admitted based on available seats. Standby admission is not guaranteed.


Jay Famiglietti

NASA Senior Water Scientist

Topic: Can We Solve the Global Water Crisis?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Click here to reserve your free tickets

For more than 25 years Famiglietti has been working on spreading the word of climate change in academics, business, government and to the general public. He is widely considered among the world’s authorities on the global water cycle and climate change.

For more information on Jay Famiglietti, click here to view the resource guide prepared by Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. 

 


Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks headshot.Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Topdog/Underdog

Topic: Between Performance and Conversation

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Among the most acclaimed playwrights in American drama today, Suzan-Lori Parks’ lectures are part performance and part storytelling. Audience members can expect an energy packed performance and readings from her work, including the Broadway hit, TopDog/Underdog, which earned her the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama—making her the first African-American woman to win the award.

For more on the life and works of Suzan-Lori Parks, click here to view the resource guide prepared by Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. 

Click here to read the event recap from The Observer.

Click here to view the event photo album on Facebook. 

 


Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell

Tony Kushner
Award Winning Playwright and Screenwriter for Lincoln,
in conversation with
Sarah Vowell
Bestselling Author

Topic: The Lincoln Legacy - The Man and His Presidency

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Presenting for the first time together, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell will examine the life’s work and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president.

For more on the life and works of Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell, click here to view the resource guide prepared by Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library. 

Click here to read the event preview from The Plain Dealer

Click here to view the event photo album on Facebook. 

 

‌‌Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at night

Tickets for the Think Forum lecture series are free and can be found here. Seating is general admission. Reservations must be made online or by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center at 216.368.6062.