Monthly Lecture Series

Benjamin Gorham
August 07|noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

Excavations have been underway at the ancient Greek and Roman city of Morgantina for over sixty years. Throughout that time, a near-uncountable amount of data has been acquired describing the architecture, artifacts, and people.

Meghan Strong
August 19|6-7:30 p.m. EDT

This presentation will employ archaeological, textual and art historical sources to discuss the practicalities of making and using light sources in ancient Egypt and the significance of providing illumination in the afterlife.

Michael Weil
August 21|noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

In the age of Photoshop and other photo editing software, people viewing professional and fine art often question the authenticity of photographs. Is that photo manipulated? How do they do that? Photographer Michael Weil will examine the impact of photo editing on the field of photography.

Hannah Lessing
September 11|noon-1 p.m. EST

To forget has been a crucial and ongoing question in Austria since the end of World War II. 25 years ago, the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism was established as an expression of Austria's moral responsibility to recognize and aid victims of the Nazi regime.

Doron Kalir
October 16|noon-1 p.m. EST

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 legislation proposals to key Supreme Court cases.

Shelley Zimmerman
November 20|noon-1:00 p.m. EST

As the first woman Police Chief of a major American City, Shelley Zimmerman witnessed San Diego's overall crime falling to its lowest level in 49 years during her tenure. She will discuss the authentic leadership principles she instituted and why public safety must be a shared responsibility.

Don Rosenberg
December 18|noon-1:00 p.m. EST

Few musical titans have been more ubiquitous than the German-born composer of powerful and poetic masterpieces - Ludwig van Beethoven. So does he need to be saluted, even on what may appear an important milestone? Two days after the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, we'll explore why the answer is an emphatic "Yes!"