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):
Michael Weil
December 14, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Alfred Stieglitz—photographer, gallerist, and impresario—helped launch the career of the celebrated painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Less appreciated is the role O'Keeffe played in securing her husband's artistic legacy. Dr.

Lecturer(s):
Peter J. Haas, Doron Kalir, Thijs Heus, Brian J. Clites
January 18; February 15; March 22; April 12|noon-1:30 p.m.

MILLENNIALS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEM AND WHY 
Friday, January 18
Peter J. Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus CWRU

WHAT’S NEW(S) IN ISRAEL
Friday, February 15
Doron Kalir, Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Lecturer(s):
Peter J. Haas
January 18, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

”Millennials” refers to the cohort of people born between 1980 and 2000. They make up 35% of the workforce and are the first generation which came of age in a world of electronic and social networking.

Lecturer(s):
Doron Kalir
February 15, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Recent events in Israel—both on the borders and in Jerusalem—are a stark reminder that in Israel, no moment is a dull moment. Israeli-born Professor Kalir will take us on a quick trip through Israel’s current affairs—from national security to political reality, from recent legislative proposals to key Supreme Court cases.

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.