Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Fall 2013 Lecture Series
Admission is FREE and open to the age 50+ public

All lectures are on Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm in the 12th Floor Lounge of 113 West 60th Street at Columbus Avenue.
Oct 16

A Disease in the Public Mind: Why We Fought the Civil War

Thomas Fleming

Lecturer, PBS, A&E, the History Channel, and C-Span Book TV

Author of more than fifty books, including Now We Are Enemies, the Story of Bunker Hill; Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers; The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle For Survival after Yorktown; Washington's Secret War; The Illusion of Victory in Wold War I.

Oct 30

The Roots of Jazz and its Historical Evolution

Larry Ridley
Composer, performer, recording artist
President and Artistic Director, Jazz Legacy, Inc.
Professor Emeritus of Music - Rutgers
Professor of Jazz Bass - Manhattan School of Music
Jazz Artist-in-Residence, The Schomburg Center for Research
        in Black Culture
Executive Director, The African American Jazz Caucus, Inc.
Contributing Editor, JazzEd Magazine
Lecturer, Jazz@Lincoln Center's Swing Universtiy

Nov 6

Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now

Dr. Robert Spiegelman
Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Fordham University as well as other NYC universities
Published writer, filmmaker, historian, multimedia artist and founder of Internet trilogy called

Co-sponsor: NY Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

  Nov 13
JFK and the National Memory: The Effect of his Presidency on American Society

Rev. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Editor-in-Chief, America Magazine
Former deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think 
            tank and co-publisher of CommonWealth, a review of ideas
            and civic life
Writer and columnist in numerous national and international
            publications, most recently "Of Many Things" for America


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