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Jeffrey Rosen, “What Would Justice Brandeis Say?”

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:30 PM

Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. Legal historian David Garrow has called him “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.” Rosen will talk about his new biography, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, and will comment on some recent Supreme Court decisions in the light of Brandeis’s values and judicial opinions.

This event has received generous support from The Barra Foundation.

Reception and book signing to follow.

This is an event for Athenaeum Shareholders only (Shareholders are welcome to bring one guest).  RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org


 


 

Richard M. Leventhal, “Preserving Heritage in Syria and Iraq in the Middle of a Civil War and ISIS”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:30 PM

In his vividly illustrated presentation, Professor Leventhal will describe the destruction of cultural heritage that has become an ongoing part of the conflict in Syria and Iraq. With the rise of ISIS and the increase of political instability, important cultural sites and irreplaceable collections are now at risk across the region. Today, Syrian and Iraqi heritage professionals are struggling to protect museum collections and important cultural sites. A consortium of several organizations, led by the Penn Museum and the Smithsonian, is providing training, funds, and expertise for several successful, on-the-ground, emergency preservation projects.

Richard M. Leventhal is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.

This event has received generous support from the Edith Ogden Harrison Lecture Fund.

Reception to follow.

Athenaeum Members: Free.  RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org
Non-Members: $10

Qty Description Price
Leventhal Lecture Non-Member

 
 

Immigration in Philadelphia

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5:30 PM

As controversial as immigration policy has been in the current national election, Philadelphia, like many older American cities, credits immigrants with boosting the city’s population in the twenty-first century after decades of decline. These newcomers are but one wave of many over generations that have left their mark on the character of the region. Yet few area residents are aware of either the diversity or the location of immigrant settlement over the years, let alone what their impact has been in changing neighborhoods like South Philadelphia or towns throughout the metropolitan area. Illustrating their contribution to community-based knowledge in a changing media environment, three editors of the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia will show how this form of scholarship can address even the most contentious of contemporary issues.

Panelists include Charlene Mires, Professor of History at Rutgers-Camden and author of Independence Hall in American Memory; Domenic Vitiello, Associate Professor of City Planning and Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of a forthcoming book on recent immigration to the Philadelphia area; Caroline Golab, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University; and Howard Gillette, Professor Emeritus of History at Rutgers-Camden and author of Camden after the Fall.

This event has received generous support from the Henry Paul Busch Fund.

Reception to follow.

Athenaeum Members: Free.  RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org
Non-Members: $10

Qty Description Price
Immigration In Phila. Non-Member
 
 

Patrick Harker, “Philadelphia’s Economy”

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30 PM

Dr. Harker will survey the the Philadelphia region’s economic performance and prospects, and will situate Philadelphia in the larger context of the national economy.

Dr. Patrick Harker is the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He previously served as President of University of Delaware and as Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

This event has received generous support from Francis R. and Jean L. Grebe Lecture Fund.

Reception to follow.

This is an event for Athenaeum Shareholders only (Shareholders are welcome to bring one guest).  RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org


 


 

Acting Shakespeare

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 PM

2016 is the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The Athenaeum marks the occasion with a master class in acting. Members of the brilliant company, Philadelphia Artists Collective, will enact several well-known scenes from the plays. The audience will be invited to comment and ask questions about the actors’ interpretative choices.

This event has received generous support from the Charles Wharton Stork Lecture Fund.

Reception to follow.

This is an event for Athenaeum Shareholders only (Shareholders are welcome to bring one guest).  RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org


 



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