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.

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

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!"