Lecture Recordings

 2021 SPRING lectures

March 5
Michael Abramowitz, Freedom in the World

March 12
Sanford J. Ungar, The Paradox of Free Speech in America

March 26
Robert Einhorn, Nuclear Negotiation with Iran and North Korea

April 2
Mark Leithauser, Moving Walls and Making Space: Designing Exhibits at the National Gallery
This is the prerecorded part of the lecture.

April 9
OLLI at AU Annual Meeting

April 16
Raymond Caldwell, Making Theater Meaningful in DC and Beyond

revisiting washington's black history

Presented in Partnership with the DC History Center.

January 5, 2021
The Quander Family, Nearly 300 Years in America
Lecture by Rohulamin Quander, retired Senior Administrative Judge for DC and Founder, Quander Historical Society

January 12, 2021
Washington’s Role in American Music
Conversation with Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, and Davey Yarborough, Chairman and Artistic Director, Washington Jazz Arts Institute, plus introduction and kibitzing by Milton Coleman, retired Senior Editor, The Washington Post, and DC music aficionado.    

January 19, 2021
Howard University--Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ Alma Mater
Lecture by Michael Winston, PhD, former Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University, with introduction by Carole Watson, retired Acting Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities

January 26, 2021
Covenants, Redlining and Segregation
Presentation by Mara Cherkasky, Co-director, Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, followed by panel with Edward Hayes JD, President Emeritus, Chevy Chase Citizens  Association and former Chair, So Others Might Eat; James Jones, JD, MD, former Director, DC Youth Opportunity Services; and James Pittman, Dunbar Alumni Federation and Founder, Historic Kappa House Restoration Foundation; moderated by Colbert King, columnist, The Washington Post.

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January 2021 lectures

January 8
Jack Bray, Face to Face He Told Hitler “No”

January 15
Norman J. Ornstein, Governing Ahead: Where Do We Go From Here?

January 22
Kevin Bushweller,
How COVID-19 Is Transforming K-12 Education: What the Public Needs to Know

January 29
Nathan Billig, On Growing Older and Wiser and Joining a Village

FALL 2020 lectures

September 25
W. Neil Eggleston, Reflections on Attorney General Barr’s 2019 speeches to Notre Dame and the Federalist Society

October 2
George Derek Musgrove, Race and Police Reform in the Nation's Capital

October 9
Joel Charny

October 16
Ambassador E. Michael Southwick, Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

October 30

Glenn Frankel, The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of  High Noon

November 6
Jason Samenow, How Is Climate Changing Affecting Washington’s Weather?

November 13
Fanchon Silberstein, Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why it Matters

November 20
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Thoughts on Journalism and Diversity: A Conversation with Judy Havemann

December 4
Judith Welles, Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI


Bernard Kempinski, Introduction to the Railroads of the Civil War