Conversations at Judson Park

Siegal Lifelong Learning has partnered with Judson Park to offer a monthly lecture-luncheon series at Judson Park which is open to the public. A variety of academic and contemporary issues are discussed, led by local university faculty and laypeople, providing participants with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and ask questions of topic experts. Complimentary parking. 

Lecturer(s):
Patricia Princehouse
February 25, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Dogs are a constant source of fascination for we humans, but how did dogs evolve? And how did we become best friends with them? Did they take up with us or did we go to them? The answers may surprise you! 

Lecturer(s):
James Godfrey
March 11, 2019|12-1:30 p.m.

The talk will trace the origins of the so-called Silk Road highlighting its importance as the first major transcontinental route of commercial, political and cultural exchange. This route of travel and communication is over 2000 years old and remains as important today as it was at its beginnings.

Lecturer(s):
Charlene Mileti
April 15, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

By 450 b.c. the city of Athens had reached the political and cultural pinnacle of its glory. Its leader, Pericles, refined the foundations of the first known democracy. First a soldier and then general, Pericles earned the love and honor of the people. Pericles tirelessly worked to dissolve the oppressive oligarchy that had ruled for decades.

Lecturer(s):
Justine Howe
May 20, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Hear contemporary Islam expert Justine Howe discuss Islam in America.

More detailed description to come.

Lecturer(s):
Anthony Wexler
June 06, 2019|12-1:30 p.m.

Anne Frank is the most famous Holocaust victim in America. The hugely popular Diary of Anne Frank, which was published in 1952, introduced Americans to a young, innocent victim of Nazi terror. As a result of its popularity, the Diary was adapted for the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.