William Trost Richards: The History of a Reputation

Linda S. Ferber
Wed, June 5th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Richards's career spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and the first five years of the twentieth. During these turbulent yet productive years, he created some of the most important and beautiful paintings in the history of American art. From 1854 through the 1860s, Richards concentrated upon landscapes of Pennsylvania and New York, earning his early reputation as a painter equally adept in the styles of the mainstream Hudson River School and the reformist American Pre-Raphaelites.

Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

Paul Kennedy
Wed, May 29th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been cancelled.



In January 1943, FDR and Winston Churchill convened in Casablanca to establish the Allied objectives: defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; establish control over Europe’s sky and sea lanes; take the fight to the European mainland; and end Japan’s imperialism.

Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Elliott Abrams
Tue, March 5th, 2013 | 6:30 pm


How did the Bush Administration’s policies toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict evolve in the years following 9/11? Why did the peace negotiations fail? Elliott Abrams, a former White House deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor, provides an insider’s account of the Bush Administration’s crucial role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Washington’s Letter to the Jews — Special Program at Congregation Shearith Israel

Dr. Louise Mirrer
Professor Jonathan Sarna
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm



The Living Heart in the 21st Century

Antonio Gotto
Tue, June 19th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Special Event


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Join us for a special talk featuring Dr. Antonio Gotto, the legendary dean emeritus of the Weill Cornell Medical College, in celebration of the publication of the fourth edition of The Living Heart in the 21st Century. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In The Living Heart in the 21st Century Dr. Gotto and his co-author, the late Michael E.

Pandemic Fix: Seeking Universal Vaccines

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Imagine beating every strain of flu with a single jab. Wiping out your risk of some lethal cancers, HIV, and malaria during a routine doctor’s visit. That’s the promise of next-generation vaccines, and researchers are closing in on the basic science needed to bring them to reality. Join epidemiologists, virologists, and public-health experts as they share insights on the new wave of vaccine research, and the race to eliminate pandemic threats.

George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis – One of the Most Important Biographies of the Year

John Lewis Gaddis
Wed, November 30th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Special FREE event

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George F. Kennan was an eminent diplomat whose writings were key to establishing the containment strategy that defined U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union for 40 years.  In a new biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life, historian John Lewis Gaddis draws from exclusive access to Kennan’s archives and extensive interviews with Kennan himself over 30 years. Join us for a special talk with Professor Gaddis on this pivotal Cold War strategist.

Guttersnipes and Suffragettes: Ashcan Art and the Popular Press

Virginia M. Mecklenburg

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Thu, December 1st, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is currently at capacity


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The huge range of print media—newspapers, magazines, short stories, even song lyrics—that flooded the popular market in the early years of the 20th century relied on images to inform, entertain and shape public attitudes. In this program, Virginia Mecklenburg examines illustrations by William Glackens, John Sloan, George Luks and their contemporaries as visual narratives that helped American deal with the fast-changing circumstances of contemporary life.

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