Conversations at Judson Park

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Siegal Lifelong Learning has partnered with Judson Park to offer this unique monthly luncheon and lecture series which is open to the public. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, a variety of academic and contemporary issues are discussed. These forums provide participants with the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and ask questions of topic experts. Lunch and complimentary parking are included.

Discussion Leader: Nina Freedlander Gibans
January 06|noon-1:30 p.m.

Greg Peckham, Executive Director of the LAND STUDIO will discuss the ways in which Cleveland's public spaces from public square to the neighborhoods have changed mainly through the arts and planning with these communities. The LAND STUDIO has had leadership roles in connecting ideas, people, and the systems to make things happen.

Darin Croft
February 24|noon-1:30 p.m.

A mere 12,000 years ago, a variety of weird and wonderful mammals roamed South America. Millions of years earlier, this continent’s mammals were completely unlike those anywhere else in the world. Join Dr.

Daniel Melnick
March 23|noon-1:30 p.m.

A talk about the brilliant community of European émigrés living in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s. Many were Jewish and from Germany, in flight from the Nazis. The émigrés included Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Thomas Mann, Theodor Adorno, Alma Mahler, Brecht, and Aldous Huxley.

Steve Pinkerton
April 27|noon-1:30 p.m.

James Joyce’s Ulysses has often been called the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Yet it’s also a famously “difficult” book, a reputation that has obscured the simple and often highly affecting human story it presents.

Jesse Berezovsky
May 18|noon-1:30 p.m.

The essence of music is a tension between order and disorder. It turns out that physicists have developed powerful tools for understanding another system determined by this same tension—the phases of matter (e.g. solid, liquid, and gas) and transitions between them.