2022-2023 Season

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world-renowned astrophysicist.  He is the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen.  He is a science communicator and has hosted the educational science television show NOVA Science Now on PBS and was the host & narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

Dr. Matthew Walker

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Dr. Matthew Walker is a celebrated sleep expert.  He is a sleep scientist, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology and the founder and director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams”.  Dr. Walker has also helped create the recent National Geographic documentary, “Sleepless in America.

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Anne-Marie Slaughter is an international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, political scientist and public commentator.  She was the Dean of Princeton University‘s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Slaughter was the first woman to serve as the Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department.  As author and editor Slaughter has worked on eight books. She revived a national debate over gender equality in the 21st century in an article in The Atlantic titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All“.

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee was educated at some of the tops schools, including Stanford, Oxford University and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. His Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, tells the story of cancer from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of seven books of fiction and non-fiction.  Best known for her memoir “EAT PRAY LOVE” which chronicled her journey alone around the world.  It became an international bestseller and was so popular that Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. More recently she has written about Creative Living Beyond Fear, how to find inner strength to achieve your goals.

Michael Beschloss

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian specializing in US Presidents.  He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a contributing columnist to the New York Times.  He has received an Emmy and holds six honorary degrees.  He is the best-selling author of ten books, including co-authoring with Caroline Kennedy the number-one global bestseller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.