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October 21, 2019 - Sheraton Commander
A Reasoned Discussion about Housing
Facts and perspectives about affordable housing in Cambridge and the metro area
November 19, 2019 - Sheraton Commander
Rick Dimino, President & CEO of A Better City
A 21st Century Transportation System
February 3, 2020 – Harvard Faculty Club
Branville Bard Jr., Cambridge Police Commisioner
The Meaning of ‘Community Policing' in Cambridge, Mass
March 23, 2020 - Sheraton Commander - POSTPONED
Eric Lander, Professor of Biology at MIT; Professor of Systems
Biology at Harvard Medical School
April 20, 2020, - Harvard Faculty Club- POSTPONED
Gerry Sussman, Professor of Engineering and Artificial Intelligence at MIT
May 15, 2020 - Annual Meeting
Virtual meeting via ZOOM
October 22, 2018 - Harvard Faculty Club
Jessica Taubner, Executive Director, Financial Independence Initiative:
A Revolutionary Approach for Families in Lifting Themselves out of Poverty
November 27, 2018 - Harvard Faculty Club
David Bornstein, journalist and author who writes about social innovation and has written some of the most prominent “go to” books on social entrepreneurship. He writes for the Fixes blog on the New York Times website and is a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network.
February 4, 2019 - Sheraton Commander
W. Easley Hamner, FAIA and Cambridge Club member, Dr. Philip Sharp, Nobel Prize-wining Geneticist:
The Why of Kendall Square, architecture and the Square’s role in recombinant DNA
March 18, 2019 - Sheraton Commander
Renata Von Tscharner, Founder of The Charles River Conservancy (est. year 2000) and Cambridge Club member:
The Charles River - A History and the Future of our beloved “ Muddy Water”
April 16, 2019 - Harvard Faculty Club
Derrick Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists Fellow, co-author and photographer for the 2015 book, Project Puffin: the Improbable Quest to Bring Back a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock which chronicles the 33 year effort to re-establish an extinct bird to the shores of Maine, former Boston Globe reporter:
The Puffin, the New Canary in the Mine of Climate Change
May 10, 2019 - Annual Meeting - Cambridge Public Library
Reverend John L. Walton, Plummer professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University:
The Role of Religion for Young Adults
October 17, 2017 – Harvard Faculty Club
Tim Love, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Northeastern University and a member of the architecture & planning firm leading Envision for the City of Cambridge; the firm is also working with the cities of Houston and Detroit.
Founding Principles of Utile
Monday, November 20, 2017 - Harvard Faculty Club
Ana Sortun, restaurant owner (Oleanna, Sofra, Sarma), author of cookbooks including Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean
Louisa Kasdon, founder and CEO of Let’s Talk About Food. A former owner of three restaurants, she is the author over 500 published pieces in regional and national publications, and the winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Culinary Writing.
Behind the Menu: what goes into creating a great restaurant. The particular challenges of turning around a restaurant - making something old new (as in the Casablanca), some details of the fashion in fresh farm to table ingredients, as well as how to work with new spices and herbs.
Monday, February 5, 2018 – Sheraton Commander
William Powers, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab; Former Washington Post staff writer; two-time winner of Rowse Award for best American media commentary; author of NYT bestseller, Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age.
Humanistic Technologies: The Next Digital Frontier
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Sheraton Commander
Gish Jen, Author of The Girl at the Baggage Claim, Typical American, and Mona in the Promised Land
Explaining the East-West Culture Gap
Monday, April 9, 2019 - Sheraton Commander
Jim Roosevelt, Jr, Consultant, Tufts Health Plan; Of Counsel, Verrill, Dana; Principal outside Counsel, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
Where Have We Come To On Health Care? And Where Are We Going?
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Cambridge Public Library
Mayor Marc McGovern, 4th generation Cantabrigian
Kate Auspitz, Immigration Specialist for Representative Michael Capuano
Dalia Larios Chavez, Harvard Medical School student; DACA immigrant
Immigration - Beyond the News: Local, National and Personal Insights
Congressman Michel Capuano
Recent events in Washington.
The long history and universal attraction of dances, and a demonstration in a concluding video about how dance can bring Cambridge residents together across social, ethnic, economic, and geographic boundaries. Internet links to that video, and to information about Cambridge's José Mateo Ballet Theater: Strengthening Communities Through Dance.docx
Lisa Peterson, Cambridge Deputy City Manager
The goals and accomplishments of the Community Preservation Act in Cambridge. She has made her entire PowerPoint presentation available to interested club members Lisa Peterson CPA presentation 2017-03-07.ppt
Specialized measures that help Alzheimer's Disease victims and their families.
The Birth and Growth of New Drugs.
He suggests two Nobel prize lectures and one recent scientific review article on building bones, rebuilding bones naturally.pdf Nobel prize lecture-beta-blockers.pdf
Nobel prize lecture-penicilllin.pdf
The Origins of Western Musical Notation. His recent book is 'Capturing Music, The Story of Notation' (Norton, Inc.), which is available at the Cambridge Public Library, local book stores, and on-line. http://harvardmagazine.com/2014/11/music-noted
May 3, 2016
Brett Flehinger, PhD, Harvard College historian and Associate Dean of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
Trumpmania or #FeelingtheBern? Populism, Protest & Paranoia in American Politics
April 4, 2016
Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works, City of Cambridge
Climate Change: How Vulnerable is Cambridge?
March 8, 2016
Charles Sullivan, executive director of the Cambridge Historical Commission
Cambridge: Three Villages in Search of a City
February 1, 2016
David Fanning, founder and award-winning executive producer of WGBH Frontline
November 10, 2015
David Altshuler, MD, Vertex Pharmaceuticals director of drug discovery and development; Broad Institute co-founder; former Harvard Medical School/MIT professor and MGH endocrinologist
What Genes Can Tell Us About History
October 5, 2015
James O'Connell, MD, founder and president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Reflections from the Streets: 30 Years of Caring for Rough Sleepers
Monday, October 6, 2014
Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard College and staff writer for The New Yorker where she writes about American history, politics and culture.
“Book for the Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Rich Rossi, Cambridge City Manager
Lisa Peterson, Deputy City Manager,
Louis DePasquale, Assistant City Manager of Fiscal Affairs,
The details of the City, including finances, taxes, infrastructure, development.
Monday February 9, 2015
Owen O’Riordan, Cambridge Commissioner of Public Works
Climate Change—the City’s vulnerability and response as well as what is being done to reduce our impact on climate change.
Monday March 16, 2015
Members of the Board of The Cambridge Community Foundation will lead a discussion of issues that should be addressed in the City and ask our opinion regarding funding priorities. The CCF will have completed its strategic plan and this discussion will be shaped by the results.
Tuesday April 21, 2015
Dr. Phillip Sharp, 1993 Nobel laureate, co-founder of Biogen , and professor of molecular biology at MIT
Kendall Square and the innovation culture
Tuesday May 19, 2015
Marty Blatt, President of the Board of the Central Square Theater,
A discussion with the artistic director and private performance of a selected scene from the current production. This innovative theater is home to two companies: the Nora Theater Company and the Underground Railway Theater. http://www.centralsquaretheater.org
October 21, 2013
Tim Rowe and Stuart Dash
Focus on Kendall Square;
November 18, 2013
Cambridge's response to the Boston Marathon Bombing and Emergency planning and first response in Cambridge
February 10, 2014
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (note to you liberal arts majors, dig out your poetry books!)
March 11, 2014
Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts
Focus on privacy and electronic communications
April 22, 2014
May 9, 2015
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