Recent Lectures

2021

  • Bradley Graham & Lissa Muscatine,  Politics and Prose
  • Michael Abramowitz, The Threats to Freedom and the Work of Freedom House
  • Marie Arana, Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story
  • Nathan Billig, On Growing Older and Wiser and Joining a Village
  • Jack Bray, Face to Face He Told Hitler “No”
  • Kevin Bushweller, How COVID-19 Is Transforming K-12 Education: What the Public Needs to Know
  • Raymond Caldwell, Making Theater Meaningful in DC and Beyond
  • Robert Einhorn, Nuclear Negotiation with Iran and North
  • Daniel Goldman, Lessons Learned from the Impeachments of Donald Trump: Is Impeachment a Viable Means of Accountability?
  • Rose Gottermoeller, Negotiating the New START Treaty
  • Christine Grady, Connecting Bioethics and COVID
  • William Howell, Presidents, Populism, and Democracy
  • Mark Leithauser, Moving Walls and Making Space: Designing Exhibits at the National Gallery
  • Norman Ornstein, Governing Ahead: Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Adam Rothman, The Georgetown University Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Initiative
  • Sandy Ungar, How Free Is Free Speech?
2020

  • Kenneth D. Ackerman, Trotsky in New York, 1917
  • Joel Charny
  • Neil Eggleston, Reflections on Attorney General Barr’s 2019 Speeches to Notre Dame and the Federalist Society
  • Judy  Feder, Time for a Change? The Future of US Health Insurance
  • Glenn Frankel, The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of High Noon
  • Dorothy Gilliam, Thoughts on Journalism and Diversity: A Conversation with Judy Havemann
  • Wil  Haygood, Unraveling the Life of Sammy Davis Junior
  • William  Kloss, Art in America - Historical Perspectives
  • Craig  Kraft, Light Sculptor
  • George Musgrove, Race and Police Reform in the Nation's Capital
  • Jason Samenow, How Is Climate Changing Affecting Washington’s Weather?
  • Fanchon Silverstein,  ART inSIGHT: Understanding Art and Why It Matters
  • Michael Southwick, Lecture in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
  • Judith Welles, Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI
  • Helen  Zughaib, Unfinished Journey: Tracing the Arc of the Arab Spring Through the Syrian Civil War and Refugee Crisis, Through Painting and Installations

2019

  • Jeremy Brown, Influenza and Emergency Medicine
  • Scott C. Clarkson, The Insolvent Printmaker: The Life and Bankruptcy of Rembrandt van Rijn
  • David Jonathan Cohen, Eighty Years of "Adult Development"
  • Ron Elving, How Are American Elections Changing?
  • Joseph Esposito, Dinner of Genius
  • Stefan Fatsis, Scrabble
  • Mary  Fitch, The Golden Age of Washington—Is Right Now
  • Mark  Furstenberg, Bringing Bread to Washington
  • James  Goodby, Nuclear Arms Control: Is it Finished? Does It Matter? What Can We Do?
  • Justin Jacobs, China's War on Terrorism
  • Gayle Jessup White, Revisiting Monticello
  • Marvin Kalb, Enemy of People
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Life and Times
  • William Kristol, A Conversation with a Conservative
  • Jim Lardner, Whatever Happened to Financial Reform?
  • Pamela Long, Infrastructure in the Eternal City
  • William  Lucas, Mandela and deKlerk: The Miracle
  • Theodore C. Lutz, METRO at the Creation
  • Howard McCurdy, 2071: A Space Odyssey
  • Liza Mundy, Code Girls
  • George Derek Musgrove, Chocolate City
  • Radha  Muthain, The Capital Area Food Bank: 30 Million Meals a Year and That's Only the Beginning
  • Ron  Naveen, Penguins, Antarctic, Climate Change ...   And You!
  • Charles A. Ray, Ethical Diplomacy
  • Jason Rezaian, Prisoner: 544 Days in Evin Prison
  • Mervin Richard, Conservation
  • Stephanie  Stebich, The Smithsonian American Art Museum: Reflecting the American Experience and Global Connections
  • Mike Tidwell, The Shocking Impacts of Climate Change in DC
  • Marlene Trestman, Bessie Margolin: An Unsung Crusader for Workers' Rights
  • Judge Robert  Wilkins, A Museum for African Americans: 100 Years in the Making
  • Kim Williams, Last Farms and Estates of Washington, DC

2018

  • Amat Alsoswa, Yemen: An Update
  • Michael  Dobbs, One Minute to Midnight - The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Edward Doyle-Gillespie, Policeman by Day, Poet by Night
  • Stuart Eizenstat, President Carter, The White House Years
  • Anthony Fauci, The Zika Virus
  • Bruce Fein, Today: The Best of Times for Presidential Wars; The Worst of Times for Liberty
  • Marcia Greenberger, Women's Rights, Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
  • Nate Jones, Nuclear War by Miscalculation?
  • Julie Kent, In Pursuit--A Ballerina Reflects on Her Artistic Journey
  • Charles Lane, American Dream or Nightmare? Home Ownership Reconsidered
  • Milton C. Lee, Jr., The Fathering Court
  • Charles Lewis, Investigative Journalism: The Best and Worst of Times
  • Mbachur Mbenda, Free Minds
  • Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran and America
  • Scott Pearson, Why Have Charter Schools?
  • Jack Rasmussen, The Corcoran Legacy
  • Jonathan Rauch, The Happiness Curve
  • Hunter Rawlings,  American Universities: Some Questions and Answers
  • Alice Rogoff, The Arctic: Why It Matters
  • Deborah F. Rutter, The Kennedy Center: A Living Memorial and 21st Century Arts Center
  • David Vine, Bases of War
  • Anthony Willams, Washington: Past, Present, and Future