Eastside Conversations

Loosely fashioned after the popular City Club Forum, these sessions provide the community with a unique luncheon program once a month, in which contemporary issues are discussed. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this forum provides participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful questions and conversations.

Lecturer(s):
Thijs Heus
March 22, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Climate change has gone from far-out prediction to current reality. But is it an unsolvable problem? Dr. Thijs Heus discusses the reasons behind climate change, and the scientific approach to mitigate climate change over the next century.

Lecturer(s):
Brian J. Clites
April 12, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

We’ve known about the clergy sexual abuse crisis for decades. So why hasn’t the church cleaned up its act? What changes do Catholics want to see the Pope make? In his presentation, Dr. Clites explains why the politics of the crisis are so daunting—from celibacy, to state laws, to the battle to control the Vatican.