Conversations at Judson Park

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.

Lecturer(s):
Karen Laurence
July 15|12-1:30 p.m.

The city of Corinth was one of the most ancient and venerable of the ancient Greek world, with a rich religious and mythological past, including the myths of Medea and Bellerophon and the games at the sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia.

Lecturer(s):
Meghan Strong
August 19, 2019|12-1:30 p.m.

The modern-day landscape of Sudan, ancient Nubia, is dotted with temples and pyramids - remnants of great kingdoms that flourished in the 1st millennium BC. One of these, the kingdom of Kush, rose to particular prominence as some of their kings ruled over Ancient Egypt as pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty.

Lecturer(s):
Thijs Heus
September 17|12-1:30 p.m.

Climate change has become a current topic, and will stay that way for decades to come. But it is also a topic with a lot of misinformation, and the potential for confusion. In this presentation, Dr.

Lecturer(s):
Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz
October 7|12-1:30 p.m.

While many studies of animal cognition have focused on our closest cousins, researchers have begun to look outside the Primate order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of cognition. Carnivores differ greatly in behavior, diet, and social structure from primates, yet they demonstrate equally impressive cognitive abilities.

Lecturer(s):
Earl Leiken
November 11|12-1:30 p.m.

This talk will address the challenges faced by our local communities today in dealing with public safety, community relations, infrastructure, neighborhood and economic development and other needs and efforts being made to overcome these challenges.

Lecturer(s):
Dario Gasparini
December 9|12-1:30 p.m.

The Pantheon in Rome is one of the most renowned buildings of early Western civilization. The talk will not focus on its architecture or on its religious meaning but rather on the material and construction technologies that are intrinsic to its design and are the bases for its extraordinary endurance.