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.
Join us for the full line-up of Eastside Conversations programs from noon-1:30pm on the following dates:
Friday, September 15
Our Three Branch Government: Does It Still Work
Friday, October 20
The European Union: Past, Problems, Prospects
Friday, November 17
The Changing Jewish Landscape: Reflections On A Year In The Rabbinate
Rabbi Richard Block
Friday, December 15
Learning Across the Ages: Wising Up About Brain Health
Friday, October 20 | noon–1:30 p.m.
Kenneth Ledford, Chair of the Department of History, CWRU
After 65 successful years, the European Union faces multiple challenges, the common currency (the euro) continues to be threatened, and newer members increasingly deviate from the fundamental membership requirements of adhering to principles of democracy and the rule of law. At the same time, member states continue to stress the Union's benefits, and most young Europeans prove resistant to the siren call of nationalist populism. How can Americans grasp this unique political structure, even as our own key democratic traditions seem under attack?
Friday, November 17 | noon–1:30 p.m.
Richard Block, Senior Rabbi at the Temple-Tifereth Israel
Join Rabbi Block, Senior Rabbi at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, as he reflects on how the Jewish landscape has changed throughout his career.
Friday, December 15 | noon-1:30 p.m.
Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology, CWRU
Involving learners of all ages can enhance life-long education. Through topics like positive aging, brain health and inter-generational learning, we will identify how we create purposeful programs to support experiential learning and collective wisdom