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 P. Scharf
June 21, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

The Assad regime is poised to launch a campaign against Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria. The US and its allies have warned that if Syria uses chemical weapons, they will again respond with airstrikes as they did last April.

Lecturer(s):
Yaron Kohlberg
July 19, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Internationally renowned pianist Yaron Kohlberg discusses the challenge of introducing classical music to younger generations. Through his experience performing to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds around the globe, Kohlberg has developed ideas on how to appeal to new audiences.

Lecturer(s):
Anthony Wexler
August 16, 2019|noon-1:30 p.m.

Since its founding in 1948, Israel has played an important role in the Jewish American imagination. But the Jewish state has come to mean very different things to different segments of the Jewish-American population. Not surprisingly, many 20th century Jewish-American writers steered clear of the topic.