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.

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 07|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 09|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.

Lecturer(s):
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.